Since the introduction of the International Engine of the Year, the super efficient Puretech Petrol range from Citroën, the demand for petrol has witnessed a steady rise across the passenger car sales.
The percentage sales of Citroën passenger vehicles in petrol engine versions have doubled since 2014 now accounting for over 18% of total passenger sales for the Brand. Citroën’s award winning PureTech engine was developed using a three-cylinder architecture and a range of technologies to meet demanding technical specifications and ensure outstanding at the wheel pleasure.
Historically petrol sales have dominated in Ireland with over 80% of new car customers opting for a petrol engine during the early 2000’s however with the tax change in 2008 diesel engines have grown in popularity in recent years as it was seen to offer customers a more fuel efficient engine as well as lower CO2 emissions. With the Turbo PureTech engine, Citroën are confident that sales of the petrol engines will continue to increase as the engine offers customers a viable alternative to diesel as well as exceptional value.
While PSA Peugeot Citroën is well renowned for diesel engine technology the Group is now also leading the development of efficient Petrol Engines with the award winning range of PureTech Petrol Engines winning the International Engine of the Year Award earlier this month for the second year running.