ALL CITROËN PASSENGER MODELS APPROVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WLTP PROTOCOL
All Citroën passenger vehicles are approved in accordance with the WLTP protocol, a protocol which is stricter and closer to the actual conditions of use experienced by customers. In this way, the Brand offers a wide range of high-performance and ethical engines, benefitting from the most efficient technologies like ‘Selective Catalytic Reduction’ SCR with BlueHDi Diesel and ‘petrol particle filter’ GPF on direct injection engines. Choices which meet the requirements in force as of 1st September 2018 and which pre-empt stricter future emission standards.
“Inspired by our customers, Citroën’s ambition is to provide concrete responses to their daily concerns. In terms of fuel consumption and emissions, this means making strong technological choices and pre-empting regulations, thanks in particular to SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) for Diesel and GPF (particle filter) for direct injection petrol engines. It’s also about strengthening transparency through the information given to the customer, via the process of real usage measurements entered into with T&E and FNE since 2016 and clear support for the new WLTP protocol. Offering engines approved by WLTP as of now on all of our models is for us a commitment towards our customers to be able to have models which are both high-performance and ethical, for driving with a high level of comfort”. Linda Jackson – Citroën CEO
From 1st September 2018, the approval protocol is changing to move towards a fuel consumption cycle based on actual use which will allow the customer to better predict their fuel consumption from approved data. The new WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) protocol applies to all passenger vehicles sold in the European Union. It is based on realistic driving cycles for a vehicle, as close as possible to actual conditions of use in terms of distance travelled, average speed, time stationary and temperature. These tests allow approved fuel consumption and emissions values to be obtained which are more representative of customer use and the exact configuration of the vehicle. In addition, the results obtained on test beds for CO, NOx and particle emissions are checked under actual conditions on the road.
Today, all models in the Citroën range are approved in accordance with the WLTP protocol, thereby allowing the customer to have available a full range of high-performance and ethical engines which meet their requirements as closely as possible.
In this way, Citroën confirms the brand commitment which is inspired by its customers and attuned to their motoring ways of life. Keen to provide information as close as possible to reality, the Brand had pre-empted the new WLTP protocol, a stricter cycle which is closer to the conditions of use experienced by customers, through the T&E process entered into in 2016. With the goal of greater transparency and of always better informing its customers, Citroën has published the fuel consumption figures for its models on its website since 2016 and their NOx emissions since March 2018, under actual conditions of use, in accordance with a protocol developed with NGOs (T&E and FNE) and certified by an independent third-party body (Bureau Veritas).
By having approved all of their models, Citroën thereby allows the customer to have available a wide range of engines, in line with their requirements. New generation PureTech petrol and BlueHDi Diesel engines which keep Citroën a step ahead of the stricter future standard for 2020 and which benefit from the most efficient technologies in terms of emission controls. Indeed, Citroën models have the PSA Group’s latest innovations, like SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) on BlueHDi Diesel engines, or GPF, a brand new particle filter on direct injection petrol engines.