Honda set a new econ­omy record

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime Extra -

A new record for low fuel con­sump­tion has been set by Honda – by record­ing an av­er­age 100.31 miles per gallon over 8,387 miles.

The mark was set in a Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC model fol­low­ing a 25-day drive across all 24 Euro­pean Union coun­tries.

Be­hind the wheel for the en­tire jour­ney were two mem­bers of the Ja­panese brand’s Euro­pean Re­search & De­vel­op­ment team, Fer­gal McGrath and Ju­lian War­ren.

They took on the chal­lenge to high­light the real-world econ­omy of the Tourer.

The car achieved an in­cred­i­ble av­er­age 932 miles on each tank of fuel, at a to­tal cost for the whole jour­ney of £459.

Start­ing from Aalst in Bel­gium on June 1 and nav­i­gat­ing the con­ti­nent in a clock­wise di­rec­tion, the pair re­turned to their start point on June 25, record­ing the fuel fig­ures which ex­ceed the Tourer’s of­fi­cial 74.3mpg by more than 25 per cent.

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