As petrol prices soar, it’s no surprise that road users are looking for cheaper alternatives. Whilst fuel-efficient models are cheaper to run in the long term, they can be more expensive to buy new or used.
Macclesfield, UK (PRWEB UK) 26 July 2012
The cost of motoring has soared in the last six months with petrol prices hitting a record high in April.* As a result, a number of UK drivers are looking for more cost effective cars with fuel efficiency being a high priority.
Car finance experts Car Loan 4U reveals the best economical cars of the year.
The Chevrolet Volt has been named 2012 Car of the Year** for a reason. Running almost entirely on electricity the Volt is a very fuel-efficient vehicle. The electric car is conventional and practical.
Toyota Prius Plug-in
The popular Toyota Prius Plug-in runs on additional batteries that can be charged simply by plugging them in. The strange concept works well and the batteries store more electricity. The hybrid car can run on all-electric for up to 15 miles before using the petrol engine. This vehicle boasts C02 emissions of 49g/km.**
Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue
The fuel-efficient Hyundai i20 1.1 Blue uses a 1.1-litre three-cylinder engine and the Blue trim produces just 84g/km CO2. It’s considered one of the most efficient non-electric or hybrid cars currently on the market.
Car Loan 4U Co-Director Ryan Dignan comments;
“A growing number of car manufacturers recognize the ever-changing needs of today’s motorists and fuel economy is one of them. Low CO2 emission cars are proving to be extremely popular, however, they often come at a high price.
“As petrol prices soar, it’s no surprise that road users are looking for cheaper alternatives. Whilst fuel-efficient models are cheaper to run in the long term, they can be more expensive to buy new or used.
“The number of fuel-efficient models on the market is expanding as more and more motorists look for green cars. Car finance experts, Car Loan 4U could help eco-friendly motorists with car credit starting from as little as 7.9% APR.”
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