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Blue is the new ‘green’ for Citan owner

A Warrington nature business has taken delivery of an environmentally friendly Mercedes-Benz Citan.

Mr Pilkington’s Warrington-based business, Nurturing Nature, has just taken delivery of its new vehicle from local Mercedes-Benz dealer Enza. Powered by a 75 hp 1.4-litre diesel engine, the Long-bodied Citan 108 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is capable of 65.7 mpg, and produces carbon dioxide emissions of 112 g/km.

Key to the vehicle’s exceptional economy is its array of BlueEFFICIENCY features, which are designed to maximise mpg performance while reducing to a minimum its effect on the environment.

These include the ECO start/stop function, which automatically cuts the engine whenever the vehicle is stationary for more than a few seconds, for example at lights or in heavy traffic, then restarts it when the driver dips the clutch to move off. Other fuel-saving measures include low rolling resistance tyres, and optimised settings for both battery and alternator management systems.

“Everything I do is focused on the environment,” explains Mr Pilkington. “So when I needed a van, I did my homework to find the most eco-friendly vehicle I could. The Citan is extremely fuel-efficient and fits my lifestyle perfectly – I especially like the start/stop system, as it’s a constant reminder that the vehicle is doing its bit to reduce its carbon footprint.

“The BlueEFFICIENCY Citan helps immediately to portray the right environmental image wherever I visit, and is also a smart-looking and comfortable vehicle with a very useful load-space. Enza added some extra load restraint points for me to help carry my products safely. I was very impressed by the sales executive’s attention to little details and determination to make sure my van was configured just right.”


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