The Nissan Pixo has become the latest car to produce less than 100 g/km of carbon dioxide.
As with the virtually identical Suzuki Alto, tweaks to the 996 cc, three-cylinder engine have resulted in CO2 emissions dropping from 103 g/km to 99 g/km. Not a huge reduction but, critically for UK buyers, it means that the Pixo can for the first time enjoy zero road tax and a full discount on the London Congestion Charge.
Fuel consumption has improved slightly too, and the combined cycle figure is now 65.7 mpg (4.3 l/100km) for versions equipped with a manual gearbox.
Apart from the mechanical changes there are new paintwork choices, some updates to the cabin trim and - somewhat incongruously for the city car sector - an electronic auto-dimming rear-view mirror has been added to the standard specification.
Nissan has set UK on the road prices at £7,250 for the Pixo Visia, £8,250 for the Pixo n-tec and £9,150 for the Pixo n-tec with automatic transmission.
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