Amazing. Have the same question, are you sure the calculation is right. A new car just a month old giving 18-23 is just a wow
A wow to the vehicle and more importantly a wow to the person who steers it.
Yes absolutely, I bought my Ritz on December 2009 and went for a long drive to Digha when the odo was showing only 250 Km. We traveled for 400 kms and my car returned a mileage of 19 kmpl. I tried to drive my car @ 80km/hr most of the time.
the ghat roads were about 40 km/hr and the highway run about 75 km/hour, highway run was mostly a 5th gear drive on the nh5 with ac partly used.
did a tankful to tankful city/highway run again later the next week very carefully noted down the figures and ended up with 12.75 km/ltr (ac on throughout - during this period). 477.4 km and 37.43 ltrs) - would say the highway run was 80 percent 5th gear drive (about 350 km highway run and average speed about 80 km/hour)
my cousin has the older version (non crde and he reports his best of 10.22km/ltr in the city run with ac on throughout, btw he has logged close to 88000 kms on his odo.
a taxi fleet owner beside my home owns the same crde as mine for his personal use and states that he always get 12-13 km/ltr on the highways even with ac on throughout. (does vizag-hyderabad quite frequently and does it in 10 hrs which means his average is about 85). his claim is that if the speed is kept about 80-100 the mileage is excellent and drastically reduces if the speed is above 100, need to verify this though
other crde owners - curious to know if this is the normal efficiency with the
crde? would love to know
I am also of the same opinion. The best mileage in highways is given between speeds 80 and 100 kmph. Once we start going at higher speeds, the fuel efficiency starts reducing...i have noticed this too.
Honda Civic AT - In the city, driving through athe congested JVLR daily, used to give me not more than 6.9 kmpl. But then the petrol prices increased by Rs 1.80 - my FE went up straight to 8.2 KMPL - yeeehhaaaaaaww
Hyundai i10 AT - This is a car my wife drives day in and day out - in and around Powai for all her errands - basically it's a stop-start-stop with full ac on errand car right now - never gave me more than 7 KMPL - but then my wife's driving skills have improved, this time she got 9.2 KMPL. WOW !!
All FE is measured by the tank full to tankfull method.
Even I observed increased FE post fuel price increase. Did anybody else experience it?
Hi. I own a Tata Nano LX model with around 7,600 kms on the clock.
Here are my fuel economy figures for the last two months:
With A/C: 19 kmpl
Without A/C: 22 kmpl
My routes are not regular and most of my driving is done at night when traffic is at a lower rate. Also, I do often take the car to Marine Drive, Bandra's Carter Road and also to Palm Beach Road in Navi Mumbai. The car handles a dream and I've found that its as good in traffic when I take it to college.
The maximum range I got out of its 15 litre tank is a whopping 178 kms (with AC).
Has anyone else got a car this fuel efficient in this day? I dont know, but I drive my car pretty quick, and yes, it has done 104 kmph too on one of these night-time drives.
Hope the information I shared was worthwhile to those reading it.