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Honda hybrid is greenest car, says ETA

The Honda Civic 1.4 IMA Executive is the greenest car on Britain’s roads for the second year running, according to the Environmental Transport Association’s Car Buyers’ Guide 2006.

The guide, which highlights the best and the worst cars in terms of their impact on the environment, is published today online at by the Environmental Transport Association (ETA), the breakdown service.

Second on the list was the Toyota Prius 1.5 Hybrid, which is the most efficient mass produced car on the market, with 66mpg and CO2 emissions making it the lowest of all cars at 104g/km.

The guide also highlight’s the worst offenders in terms of damage to the environment. Top of the list for highest emissions – again for the second year running is the Lamborghini Diablo. This is closely followed by the Bentley Arnage R and two Aston Martin models: the Vanquish V12 and the DB9.

Surprises at the bottom of the list include the poorest performing supermini: the Renault Clio Renaultsport V6 255, the worst city car: Ford Street Ka 1.6i, and the worst executive car: the Volkswagen Passat W8 (273bhp).

ETA Car Buyers’ Guide results 2006

Overall top 10 winners
Honda Civic IMA Executive (petrol/electric Hybrid 1.3-litre)
Toyota Prius 1.5 VVTi Hybrid (petrol/electric Hybrid)
Citroen C1 1.0i (petrol manual)
Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVT-i (petrol manual)
Daihatsu New Sirion M300 1.0L EFi (petrol manual)
Suzuki Swift 1.3 GLZ 3 door DDiS (diesel manual)
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTi 16v SXI 5 Door (diesel man/auto)
Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i 3 & 5-door (petrol manual)
Peugeot 107 1.0 (petrol manual)
10. Ford, Fiesta Hatchback, 1.4 Duratorq TDCi. (diesel)

Overall bottom 10
Lamborghini Diablo (petrol manual 6-litre)
Bentley Arnage (petrol auto 6.7-litre)
Aston Martin Vanquish V12 (petrol manual 6-litre)
Aston Martin DB9 (petrol manual 6-litre)
Bentley Continental (petrol auto 6-litre)
Rolls-Royce Phantom (petrol auto 6.7-litre)
Chrysler New Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.7l (petrol auto)
Porsche Cayenne 6-speed (petrol manual 4.5-litre)
Corvette C6 Z06 7.0 - V8 (petrol manual 7-litre)
Volkswagen Phaeton 6.0 (petrol auto)

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