Isuzu D-Max, Suzuki Celerio top tests
The Department of Energy (DOE) together with Petron Corporation last week released the Fuel Economy Rating certificates to the 70 car models that participated in the DOE Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run held last May. The fuel economy run aims to provide vital information on the fuel economy performance of vehicles and raise public awareness on the use of cleaner and more efficient Euro 4 fuels.
21 automotive companies fielded a total of 70 models of various body types and engine displacements last May 27 to mark the 12th Fuel Economy Run led by the DOE. The traversed a preset route of 280-kilometers starting from Petron Clark station in Angeles City, Pampanga, through SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway), TPLEX (Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway), and back, in a controlled run to approximate standard driving conditions.
Before the start of the run, all the vehicles were topped-up by Petron XCS. Amazingly, 27 out of 38 gasoline vehicles posted fuel economy ratings exceeding 20 kilometers for every liter of fuel.
The diesel-powered engines were filled with Petron Turbo Diesel. Of the 32 participants, 21 vehicles achieved over 20 km/l.
The Isuzu D-Max 3.0-liter variant posted the best fuel-economy record for both the diesel and overall category with a consumption of 38.46 km/L. Meanwhile, the Suzuki Celerio posted the best consumption in the gasoline-powered category when it registered a consumption of 29.14 km/L using the Petron XCS.
The fuel economy ratings obtained in the run serve to expand the Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program (PESLP) of the DOE.
The car companies that received Fuel Economy Ratings include: Asianbrands Motors Corporation (Mahindra), Automobile Central Enterprise Inc. (Volkswagen), Bayan Automotive Industries Corporation (BAIC), Berjaya Auto Philippines (Mazda), British United Automobiles Inc., Columbian Autocar Corporation (Kia), Eurobrands Distributor Inc. (Peugeot), Ford Group Philippines, Foton Motor Philippines Inc., Honda Cars Philippines Inc., Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation, Motor Image Pilipinas Inc. (Subaru), Nissan Philippines Inc., PGA Cars Inc. (Audi / Porsche), Pilipinas Taj Autogroup Inc. (Tata Motors), Suzuki Philippines Inc., The Covenant Car Company Inc. (Chevrolet), Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation, and Volvo Philippines.
The DOE Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run, the first in the country, forms part of DOE’s efforts to promote judicious utilization of energy. Results of the run also aim to guide consumers buying vehicles by highlighting the importance of fuel economy rating aside from performance, quality, and safety. In addition, the DOE also wishes to promote the use of Euro 4 fuels, which it mandated in January this year. Euro 4 fuels are more environment-friendly, as they contain significantly lesser amount of sulfur and benzene.
On the part of Petron, the results confirm the TriActiv performance advantages of their specially-formulated Euro 4 fuels, including better engine protection for longer engine life; better mileage for longer drives; and better power. The excellent fuel economy ratings achieved by a majority of the participating vehicles also serve to reaffirm Petron’s massive US $2-billion investment to upgrade its Bataan Refinery. Petron is now the only oil company capable of locally producing environment-friendly and premium fuels while assuring reliable supply of fuel variants that meet the needs of Filipino motorists.
The following are the official DOE results:
Mahindra 4×2 Xylo Diesel, 20.26 km/L; Mahindra 4×4 Enforcer Diesel, 17.28 km/L; Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI Diesel, 28.08 km/L; BAIC MZ40 Gasoline, 14.54 km/L; BAIC A113 Gasoline, 18.58 km/L; BAIC M20 Gasoline, 15.48 km/L; Mazda2 V, Gasoline, 26.72 km/L; Mazda2 R Gasoline, 25.95 km/L; Mini Cooper, Gasoline, 21.59 km/L; Chevrolet Sail Gasoline,18.26 km/L; Kia Picanto Gasoline,19.55 km/L; Kia RIO Gasoline, 17.41 km/L; Kia Forte Gasoline, 16.65 km/L; Kia Soul Diesel, 23.28 km/L; Kia Forte (Koup 2 DR) Gasoline, 20.62 km/L; Kia Sportage Diesel, 21.31 km/L; Kia Carnival Diesel, 19.20 km/L and Kia Sorento Diesel, 21.67 km/L.
Peugeot 301 Diesel, 29.35 km/L; Peugeot Expert TEPEE Diesel, 17.95 km/L; Ford Fiesta 1.0L Sport+ Gasoline, 23.39 km/L; Ford Focus 1.5L Sport Gasoline, 19.20 km/L; Foton Toplander 4×2 Diesel, 16.07 km/L; Foton Toplander 4×4 Diesel, 14.81 km/L; Honda Brio 1.3 S AT Gasoline, 24.78 km/L; Honda Brio Amaze 1.3 V AT Gasoline, 23.77 km/L; Honda Jazz 1.5 VX CVT Gasoline, 28.60 km/L; Honda Mobilio 1.5 V CVT Gasoline, 24.69 km/L; Honda Civic 1.5 RS Gasoline, 27.56 km/L; Honda City 1.5 E CVT Gasoline, 26.02 km/L; Honda HR-V 1.8 E CVT Gasoline, 24.82 km/L and Honda CR-V 2.0 S AT Gasoline, 20.59 km/L.
Hyundai Accent Hatch Diesel, 25.64 km/L; Hyundai Accent Sedan Diesel, 29.41 km/L; Hyundai Elantra Gasoline, 27.83 km/L; Hyundai Tucson Diesel, 24.80 km/L; Hyundai Tucson Gasoline, 21.18 km/L; Hyundai Santa Fe Diesel, 22.76 km/L; Isuzu Crosswind XT 20.76 km/L; Isuzu D-Max LS 4×2 3.0L Diesel, 38.46 km/L; Isuzu mu-X LS-A 3.0L 4×2 Diesel, 23.53 km/L.
Mitsubishi Mirage CVT (1.2L) Gasoline, 27.05 km/L; Mitsubishi Mirage M/T (1.2L) Gasoline, 25.64 km/L; Mitsubishi Montero Sport M/T (2.4L) Diesel,18.48 km/L; Mitsubishi Montero Sport A/T (2.4L) Diesel; 17.79 km/L; Subaru XV S Gasoline, 19.46 km/L; Subaru Forester XT S Gasoline, 16.71 km/L; Subaru Legacy S Gasoline, 20.01 km/L; Nissan Almera Gasoline, 21.26 km/L; Nissan Sylphy Gasoline, 24.18 km/L; Nissan Juke Gasoline, 23.67 km/L; Nissan Navara Diesel,17.85 km/L; Nissan Urvan Diesel,15.41km/L; AUDI A3 2.0 TDI Diesel, 28.46 km/L; AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI Diesel, 20.79 km/L; Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 18.48 km/L; Tata Vista Ignis Diesel, 23.51 km/L; Tata Manza Aura Diesel, 23.79 km/L and Tata Indigo LX Diesel, 22.36 km/L.
Suzuki Celerio CVT Gasoline, 29.14 km/L; Suzuki Celerio MT Gasoline, 27.70 km/L; Suzuki Swift 1.2 AT Gasoline, 22.35 km/L; Suzuki Ertiga GLX AT Gasoline, 22.03 km/L; Suzuki Ciaz GL MT Gasoline, 27.94 km/L; Suzuki Ciaz GLX AT Gasoline, 22.93 km/L; Toyota Hilux Diesel, 21.59 km/L; Toyota Fortuner Diesel, 18.91 km/L; Toyota Innova Diesel, 25.25 km/L; Volvo XC60 Diesel, 20.82 km/L and Volvo V40 Gasoline, 16.31 km/L.