Honda Brio and BR-V do 24.39km/L and 22.58km/L, respectively, in eco run

CVT variants were tested during the 231km nighttime drive
by Drei Laurel | Sep 2, 2019
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Do you put a premium on fuel economy? With today’s traffic, who wouldn’t? If your answer is yes, Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) wants you to consider two of the newer offerings in its lineup: the all-new Honda Brio and the new BR-V mini SUV.

Both of the above-mentioned vehicles passed a recent fuel-economy run with flying colors. The all-new Brio, which packs a 1.2-liter gasoline engine capable of 89hp and 110Nm of torque, finished the run—a 231km nighttime highway drive—with an average of 24.39km/L.

The new BR-V and its 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine (118hp and 145Nm of torque), meanwhile, impressed with 22.58km/L. Both units tested were CVT variants.

The fuel-economy run was conducted in partnership with the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), with the cars maintaining 60-80kph at 1,500-2000rpm. A/C systems were all set to 50% cool at the lowest blower speed, HCPI said in a statement.

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“By knowing the fuel rating of these vehicles achieved through realistic conditions, customers will be able to make an informed and intelligent decision in their car purchase,” the company said.

Are you surprised by this fuel-economy run’s findings? What’s the best you’ve ever averaged on the highway with your personal car?

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