- Technical tweaks for diesel hybrid mean lower emissions
- Drop to 91g/km will see a fall in monthly BIK tax bills
- Drivers in London will also avoid paying congestion charge
Citroen’s DS5 Hybrid4 model has been given a refresh which makes the diesel hybrid more appealing than ever for company car drivers.
The headline act is the DSign model, which sees its official CO2 emissions rating drop from 99g/km to 91g/km. Although BIK taxation won’t be affected this year, it’ll stay at 13% for the next tax year too, rising just 1% the year after.
DStyle and DSport models see their emissions fall from 107g/km to 102g/km, with BIK dropping from 15% to 14%. You can also order smaller 17-inch wheels for these models, which drops CO2 emissions right down to 91g/km.
Vehicles dipping below 100g/km also benefit from a 100% discount on the London congestion charge, which could represent a saving of up to £2,500 per year. There are also some parking benefits available for low-CO2 cars in some cities, but it’s best to check with local authorities about exactly what sort of concessions are available.
To achieve the low emissions, Citroen has updated the car's engine management system and made changes to the way it harvests energy when braking, along with installing a new battery management system and adding the option of smaller wheels on higher spec models to drop the amount of carbon dioxide pumped out of the exhaust.