“Kitna deti hai?” is the first question that springs to mind when you actually think of buying a car. Isn’t it the case with you, too? According to a new report by Consumer Reports, fuel economy is the no.1 factor when it comes to buying a car. Out of the total number people who participated in the survey, 37 percent of them rated ‘fuel economy’ over any other factor when looking for a new car. Thus, as crude oil prices across the world shoot to new heights, folks in the west too are now feeling the pinch.
Having said that, I would like to draw your attention to the Suzuki Swift DDis which set a new record recently. The diesel hatchback was driven from across New Zealand from Auckland to the city of Wellington on a single tank of fuel. They even attempted to get back to the starting point, however the car couldn’t make. The Swift DDis fell just 60 km short of Auckland. Still, it meant that the team registered a fuel economy figure of 35 kmpl!
The challenge called for the car to complete the 1240km in 42 litres of diesel and they were able to achieve even more than what the manufacturer claims, which in itself is commendable. As we know, the Swift is powered by a 1.3 litre DDis diesel engine sourced from Fiat. The engine produces 75 PS of maximum power and is rated to churn out 190 Nm of torque @ 2000 rpm.