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Five Top Economical Cars: Saving Money on the Daily Commute

As petrol costs soar, the scrappage scheme fades into a distant memory, and road taxes rocket for inefficient vehicles, it’s time to reassess our favourite mode of transport and find out how we can save money on our daily commute. Investing in an economical car doesn’t just mean  for us, but also the environment – here’s our guide to five top economical cars.

Mini Cooper D One

It’s super cute, has historical kudos and even Top Gear rate it – how much better could you get than that? The Mini D One incorporates a 1.6 litre engine that gallops 58 miles per gallon out of its 40 litre fuel tank, emitting just 112g/km CO2. Running on diesel also means bigger savings at the petrol pump, road tax is bracket C – costing just £35 p/a, and  costs are low. read more »

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Porsche Expands its Hybrid Lineup

Debuting later this year, Porsche will unveil its second production hybrid model, the Panamera S Hybrid, adding another chapter to its Porsche Intelligent Performance development philosophy. Without sacrificing sportiness or elegance, this new Panamera model produces 380 horsepower with fuel consumption of only 6.8 L/100 km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

The Panamera S Hybrid is the most fuel efficient Porsche of all time. Optional low-rolling-resistance tires developed especially for the Panamera help this hybrid performance sedan deliver its impressive NEDC fuel economy figure. But even with standard performance tires, the Panamera S Hybrid’s fuel consumption is a low 7.1 L/100 km. Official EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to the car’s on-sale date. read more »


Mitsubishi i-MiEV to Make Premiere at LAAS

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will host the world premiere of the North American version of its i-MiEV new-generation electric vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Wednesday, November 17 to Sunday November 28 (open to the general public from Friday, November 19). In addition, the Outlander Sport compact CUV (RVR in Japan, ASX in Europe), which is to go on sale in the North American market from the end of this year, as well as other core vehicles for the North American market are planned for display at the LAAS.

The North American version of the i-MiEV, in comparison to the Japanese- and European-spec i-MiEVs, features an enhanced, enlarged body structure to secure plenty of space for four adults and better meet the expectations of U.S. consumers. In addition, the North American-spec i-MiEV’s front and rear bumpers are all-new. Airbags that detect passengers and control deployment force, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Active Stability Control (ASC) are all standard equipment. read more »