Smaller wheels cut hybrid emissions

Smaller wheels cut hybrid emissions

Motorists buying Citroen's top-end diesel-electric hybrid models can now cut their CO2 emissions and get tax benefits by opting for smaller wheels on the cars.

The smaller, 17-inch wheels cut CO2 emissions for the Hybrid4 DS5 models by 8g/km, shaving 2% off the Benefit in Kind tax rate, which is proving popular with fleet buyers. Motorists choosing the no-cost option of smaller wheels will also qualify for free road tax, freeing up funds forbreakdown cover , as they take emissions from high-spec Hybrid4 DStyle and DSport models below the 100g/km threshold.

Style- conscious drivers buying the high-end DS5 models are also now being offered a choice of two new styling packs. The £650 options provide lower suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels - silver for the Sport Signature pack and black for the Dark Sport Signature one -- and black door mirrors.

DS5 models with the THP 200 petrol engine have the Dark Sport Signature pack as standard fit with the Sport Signature pack a free option.

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