Honda set a new economy record
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.