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Ford Focus ECOnetic

Ford Focus ECOnetic

Ford Focus ECOneticWhich best selling five-seat small family car can travel 65 miles on one gallon, can handle corners in an enjoyable way, yet costs less than 」17,000? That値l be the Ford Focus ECOnetic then.

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BMW 123d Coupe

BMW 123d Coupe

BMW’s Mini Cooper D is one of our favourite fun green cars. The BMW 123d Coupe goes one step better – it also has great performance and is incredibly efficient – but it’s rear-wheel-drive. Although the Mini has great go-kart like handling, the 1 Series Coupe offers the feel of a real driver’s car – in a small package.

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Volvo S40 1.6 TD

Volvo S40 1.6 TD

Volvo S40The Volvo S40 shares some of its styling cues with bigger Volvos – but it can manage 57mpg. So if you want the image of a traditional, safe Volvo, but with good economy, you should choose the S40 1.6TD. Or should you? Can you live with its quirks...?

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Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion

Volkswagen GolfCan the solid Volkswagen Golf also be an efficient green car? This family hatchback achieves 62.8mpg, which suggests that VW has indeed found a way to combine sturdy engineering with economy.

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Ford Kuga – Beating Spirit Road Test

Ford Kuga – Beating Spirit Road Test

At long last, Ford has a compact SUV soft-roader – and the company claims it’s class-leading in the areas of economy and emissions, with 44.1mpg and 169g/km CO2. Will families be moving out of their people-carriers into the Kuga?

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Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Fiat 500The Fiat 500 manages to be a green car while at the same time having bags of character. The design is based on the 1957 Fiat 500 – the car that is still held up as a design icon around the world.

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Mazda 2

Mazda 2

Mazda 2The big green idea behind the Mazda 2 is that a special effort has been made to make it lighter than its predecessor.

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BMW 320d SE

BMW 320d SE

The BMW 320d has to be the perfect balance between being a driver’s machine, an efficient green car, and a company car.

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Renault Laguna

Renault Laguna

Renault LagunaIn the same way as the BlueMotion is the greenest car in the Volkswagen range, the 1.5 litre diesel is the greenest option in Renault’s Laguna line-up.

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Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion Estate

Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion Estate

VW Passat Bluemotion EstateFirst there was the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion – the greenest Polo in the model line-up. Now Volkswagen is rolling out the BlueMotion treatment to the rest of its car range including the Passat saloon and estate.

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