You might notice we mention clean Euro 6 diesel engine alongside some of our cars - but what exactly does this mean?
As the name suggests, Euro 6 (also known as EU6 or Euro VI) is the latest round of regulation set by the European Commission governing the amount of harmful exhaust gases motor vehicles can emit. The Euro 6 standard is designed to reduce harmful pollutants, and for many this will be enough reason, tut there are also important financial reasons why meeting this standard is important:
In fact, many modern diesel cars have much lower emissions than the previous generation of petrol cars.
A couple of great articles on this subject:
What Car? Euro 1 to Euro 6 - What Are the Euro Emmissions?
Reduced pollution zones such as the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and the Clean Air Zones that are being introduced in five other Cities (Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, Nottingham and Southampton) will all require that vehicles entering the zones be EURO 6 compliant in order to avoid substantial daily fees.
If your vehicle is older than any dates listed below (check with your manufacturer directly if you're not sure), it won't be classed as even a Euro 1 - meaning certain cities may charge or ban you from driving in them at certain times.
Applied to new passenger car approvals from
Applied to all new registrations from
1 July 1992
31 December 1992
1 January 1996
1 January 1997
1 January 2000
1 January 2001
1 January 2005
1 January 2006
1 September 2009
1 January 2011
1 September 2014
1 September 2015