In a fu­els par­adise

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The en­gine de­vel­ops 66kW at 4000 revs and 200Nm from 1750 revs.

Apart from its hy­brid-bust­ing fuel econ­omy, the mod­ern di­rect-in­jec­tion diesel has a CO2 emis­sions fig­ure of only 98g/km.

Burela says the car has the po­ten­tial to de­liver best-in-class CO2 emis­sions, com­pared with the cur­rent crop of com­pet­i­tive ve­hi­cles, and against to­day’s most pop­u­lar hy­brids.

Apart from the spe­cially cal­i­brated diesel, the car uses low-rolling re­sis­tance tyres, aero­dy­namic aids, a longer fi­nal drive gear ra­tio and 10mm lower sus­pen­sion to cut drag.

The driver gets a green shift in­di­ca­tor light in the in­stru­ment clus­ter, which sig­nals the best gear-change point to max­imise econ­omy.

A tyre mo­bil­ity kit re­places the tra­di­tional space­saver spare, to help re­duce weight.

ECO friendly: (above) the new Ford Fi­esta ECO­netic and (left) the car’s dis­tinc­tive badge.

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