The order books are now open for Volkswagen’s Polo BlueMotion which can do a manufacturer quoted 80.7mpg.
The first deliveries at UK showrooms are expected for May.
Prices start at £14,445 for the three-door version and rise to £15,045 for the five-door.
The new model comes with a 1.2-litre TDI three-cylinder common rail diesel engine developing 73bhp.
The new engine, combined with longer gearing through the five-speed manual gearbox, regenerative braking and an automatic start/stop system, help the Polo BlueMotion emit 91 g/km of CO2.
VW has also given the Polo BlueMotion a slight cosmetic facelift to maximise efficiency including new bumpers, side skirts and an extended roof spoiler along with 15-inch ‘Greenland’ alloy wheels fitted with low rolling resistance tyres.
Standard equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, leather steering wheel, four airbags, ABS and ESP (electronic stabilisation programme).