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If you've been dismayed to see the Model-T-efficiency cars sold today in USA auto showrooms, here are mpg ratings on some cars available today in the UK:

Honda CR-Z hybrid, 56.4 mpg (note - I think these are Imperial gallons)
Kia Venga 1.4 CRDi 62.8 mpg
Volvo C30 1.6D DRIVe, 74.3 mpg
Toyota Auris hybrid, 74.3 mpg
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TDi BlueMotion, 83.1 mpg
BMW 320d EfficientDynamics, 0 to 62 in 8.2 seconds (oops, wrong metric)

http://www.whatgreencar.com/green-car-of-the-year-2010.php#aw

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