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Less tax on CO2-friendly Citroens

  • C5 diesel now emits 130g/km of CO2 and returns 53mpg
  • Picasso models drop one company car tax band to 20% 
  • C3, C3 Picasso and C4 Airdream+ diesels all in 13% BIK 

Citroën has announced a series of revisions across its core company car models, offering improved fuel economy and lower company car tax bills.

In the C5 range, the 1.6 HDi 110 diesel is improved in saloon and Tourer versions in VTR and VTR+Nav models. It now returns 56mpg (53mpg previously) and CO2 emissions fall from 140 to 130g/km. As a result, company car tax for the C5 is based on 18% of the list price, rather than 20%.

In the C4 Picasso and Grand Picasso people carriers, the 1.6 HDi diesel now returns 53mpg (previous model returnedd 51mpg) and emits 140g/km of CO2 (145g/km). As a result, the models drop one company car tax band to 20%. Models equipped with the EGS semi-automatic gearbox also drop one company car tax band to 19%.

For versions fitted with the 2.0 HDi engine, economy rises to 48mpg (47mpg) and emissions drop from 155 to 153g/km, again spelling a one company car tax band drop.

Elsewhere, Citroën has added two new Airdream+ low emission models to the range.

The C3 Picasso and C4 hatchback versions join the existing C3 Airdream+ and all fall into the lowest 13% benefit-in-kind tax bracket for diesel cars.

The Airdream+ models are all powered by HDi diesel engines and come with revised gearboxes to increase efficiency.

The C3 Picasso 1.6 HDi 90 Airdream+ returns nearly 63mpg and emits 119g/km of CO2, while the C4 1.6 HDi 110 fitted with the EGS semi-automatic gearbox returns 64mpg and emits 115g/km.

All three Airdream+ models offer additional equipment over and above the VTR+ specification on which they are based, at no extra cost. 

The C3 Picasso version costs £14,645 and the C4 hatchback £18,345.