Fiat Qubo to get eco:Drive fuel saving technology
The versatile Qubo mini-MPV is the latest in Fiat's range to benefit from eco:Drive, the in-car system that can save fuel and reduce emissions. eco:Drive, which allows drivers to download a record of their driving style from car to computer with a USB memory stick, and learn how to reduce their impact on the environment, is already available on other Fiat cars, including 500, 500C, Grande Punto and Bravo.
Launched by Fiat in 2008, the free-of-charge, award-winning system helps motorists understand the impact of their driving in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and offers suggestions on how to improve efficiency further by changing driving habits.
"We want our cars to be fun, but they must also be practical and environmentally-friendly," says Andrew Humberstone, managing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK. "Offering eco:Drive on Qubo will help to spread the benefits of this technology, helping drivers to improve their driving efficiency, saving fuel and reducing their impact on the environment."
Four versions of the Qubo are available with prices ranging from £9,755 to £12,350. There are two engines, the 119 g/km CO2 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel and a perky 1.4-litre petrol, plus Active and Dynamic trim levels that incorporate a generous amount of standard-fit equipment.