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Old 7th August 2007, 17:06   #826
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Nope! We measure our consumption in miles per gallon (unless you drive one of those cars that does gallons to the mile!).

But it is one of those things... usage of words is different; Brit English, American English, Indian English...

Please don't think that I'm one of those Brits that thinks the whole world should speak British English! I'm not. Just this was a curious one for me.

I might mention it on Sam's English Language thread.
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Old 7th August 2007, 17:41   #827
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Where I come from we talk about fuel consumption.

Is it some sort of national optimism that leads to it being referred to here, in India, as fuel efficiency?
Nice one.

As you know, the average car-owning Indian's first priority is minimizing running costs. Manufacturers also often detune their engines to cater to this need.
I guess we use the word "efficiency" in the hope that its something that can eternally be improved. I guess that comes back to your point on optimism.

Alternatively, the phrase "fuel efficiency" (and FE) came in from manufacturers marketing material - to convey a positive picture: "efficiency" conjures up images of well-tuned, smoothly-running engines; "consumption" sounds like they're discussing tuberculosis.
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Maruti Versa 9-10 in city with AC on for most time.
12 on highway at high speeds and 15 at ideal speeds (50-60 kmph)
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Old 7th August 2007, 19:12   #829
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Alternatively, the phrase "fuel efficiency" (and FE) came in from manufacturers marketing material - to convey a positive picture: "efficiency" conjures up images of well-tuned, smoothly-running engines;
Ahhh... That explains it!
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"consumption" sounds like they're discussing tuberculosis.


Thanks, Arun, I am happy to know the origin.
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i get 10kmpl in my innova diesel in the city and about 15 on highways. about 8-9kmpl in my getz in the city. 6-7 in the elantra petrol. and i used to get about 10 in the city and 14-15 on the highways in my baleno(sold). all of these in mumbai traffic and highways which are mainly the expressway and around it.
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Hey ppl,
My Swift ZXi returns 8.5 - 9km/l in city and 12.5lm/l on hwy. Optra 1.8 Automatic 6km/l in city and 8 in hwy and Skoda superb (2.5 TDi) 7.5km/l in city and 9.5 km/l in hwy.
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Better figures now.

Petrol : 11 Kmpl (City)
LPG : 9.5 Kmpl (City)

Only way to improve on this would be to change my driving style. I am happy with this.
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John, didnt know your Esteem was LPGified.
These figures look quiter decent, considering normal traffic conditions, and the age of the car.
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John, didnt know your Esteem was LPGified.
These figures look quiter decent, considering normal traffic conditions, and the age of the car.
It was 2 years back. Actually my LPG FE can still go up if i change gears more often instead of sitting in 1st & 2nd all the time.
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Car === Palio NV 1.2 Sport, 2005 Apr

In City =>
10 - 11 KMPL = > 80% AC
11 - 13 KMPL = < 40% AC

On Highway =>
17 - 18 KMPL = 60% AC (Pune - Mumbai Exp way)
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i simply love ur feedbacks
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2006 Santro XO with ABS - 10200 KM
City - with 50% AC - 13 KMPL
Highway - with 70% AC - 16.9 KMPL
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Guys,

My Ikon returns me a FE of 11-13 kmpl in city with a/c.

Using Shell normal reguarly...
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^ Is your Ikon a 1.3 or a 1.6? 1.3 I hope...?

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Absar, VC12 has an Ikon Flair, which is the 1.3L ROCAM engine.
My car also returns FE figures on similar lines.
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I own a Fiesta 1.4 Petrol, get around 13kmpl in the city and 15kmpl on highway,
well expecting it to increase after the 1st service.
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