Minor changes to the three-cylinder engine and aerodynamics of Nissan's compact city car have cut CO2 emissions
Matt Burt
12 June 2012

Engine and aerodynamic tweaks to the Nissan Pixo have brought the compact city car's CO2 emissions below 100g/km for the first time.

The one-litre, three-cylinder engine has been retuned, meaning emissions fall from 103g/km to 99g/km, making the Pixo exempt from the London congestion charge and putting it in VED band A, making it road tax exempt.

Claimed fuel consumption is now put at a claimed 54.3mpg for a 67bhp Pixo equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox.

The 2012-specification Pixo also gets two new metallic exterior colours and a mildly revamped interior, which now includes an electronic auto-dimming rear view mirror as standard.

Prices for the Nissan Pixo start at £7250 for the basic Visia trim, with the range-topping N-tec five-door model costing an extra £1000. A four-speed automatic transmission is an £900 option on the higher N-tec trim level cars.

Our Verdict

Nissan Pixo 2009-2013

The Nissan Pixo city car has a energetic three-pot engine and is surprisingly fun and frugal

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