Peugeot won the highly-contested City Car Manufacturer of the Year award The GreenFleet Awards held at the Emirates Stadium in London earlier this month.
It beat contenders from Fiat, Volkswagen and Mini. Peugeot was also specially 'commended' in the Fleet Car Manufacturer of the Year accolade, contested by Volvo, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
The awards recognise the pioneering efforts of private and public sector fleet managers, vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and other organisations that strive to reduce the environmental impact of transport.
"Peugeot has had an impressive year in 2012, with the introduction of some cracking new models, and none more so than the new 208, said Colin Boyton, Marketing Manager for GreenFleet. With every diesel model coming in at sub 99g/km, and even as low as 87g/km, it was a natural choice for the judges. Having used the model ourselves in the Fuel Efficient Driving Experience at the recent GreenFleet Scotland event, we know first-hand the kind of impressive MPG figures that are achievable too."
The Peugeot 208, launched in June, is lighter, smaller on the outside but bigger on the inside and more aerodynamic than its predecessor (the Peugeot 207) and has already attracted over 15,000 orders.
With CO2 outputs from as low as 87g/km, the majority of diesels are equipped with Stop & Start System technology, a new low CO2 3-cylinder petrol engine and many other competitive product virtues, it is clearly a winning combination.