Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Press Release: DOE Issues Fuel Economy Ratings for Vehicles in PH Market

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Petron Corporation yesterday issued Fuel Economy Rating certificates to 22 car brands, which participated in the highly successful DOE Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run, a pioneering event that 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.

The certificates were given during a presentation ceremony at the Makati Diamond Residences.

Twenty-one car companies in the Philippine market 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. They 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.

Fueled by Petron XCS (95-RON), 27 out of 38 gasoline vehicles, or a significant 71% of the entries, produced fuel economy ratings exceeding 20 kilometers for every liter. For vehicles powered by Petron Turbo Diesel, 21 out of 32 participants (66%) achieved over 20 km/l. The best performances were registered by a Suzuki Celerio with 29.14 km/L using Petron XCS, and an Isuzu D-Max getting 38.46 km/L on Petron Turbo Diesel. 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. (MINI), 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: (1) better engine protection for longer engine life; (2) better mileage for longer drives; and (3) 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 complete result of the DOE Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run are as follows, divided by fuel type and arranged by fuel efficiency:

Brand Model Fuel Type Vehicle Type Engine Disp Drive Type of Gearbox Fuel Economy Rating
Suzuki Celerio CVT Gasoline Hatchback 1.0L FWD CVT 29.14
Honda Jazz 1.5 VX CVT Gasoline Hatchback 1.5L FWD CVT 28.60
Suzuki Ciaz GL MT Gasoline Sedan 1.4L FWD 5MT 27.94
Hyundai Elantra (Gas) Gasoline Sedan 1.6L FWD 6MT 27.83
Suzuki Celerio MT Gasoline Hatchback 1.0L FWD 5MT 27.70
Honda Civic 1.5 RS Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD CVT 27.56
Mitsubishi Mirage CVT (1.2L) Gas Gasoline Hatchback 1.2L FWD CVT 27.05
Mazda Mazda 2 V Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD 6AT 26.72
Honda City 1.5 E CVT Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD CVT 26.02
Mazda Mazda 2 R Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD 6AT 25.95
Mitsubishi Mirage M/T (1.2L) Gas Gasoline Hatchback 1.2L FWD 5MT 25.64
Honda HR-V 1.8 E CVT Gasoline Hatchback 1.8L FWD CVT 24.82
Honda Brio 1.3 S AT Gasoline Hatchback 1.3L FWD 5AT 24.78
Honda Mobilio 1.5 V CVT Gasoline MPV 1.5L FWD CVT 24.69
Nissan Sylphy Gasoline Sedan 1.6L FWD 5MT 24.18
Honda Brio Amaze 1.3 V AT Gasoline Sedan 1.3L FWD 5AT 23.77
Nissan Juke Gasoline SUV 1.6L FWD CVT 23.67
Suzuki Ciaz GLX AT Gasoline Sedan 1.4L FWD 4AT 22.93
Ford Fiesta 1.0L Sport+ Gasoline Hatchback 1.0L FWD 6AT 23.39
Suzuki Swift 1.2 AT Gasoline Hatchback 1.2L FWD 4AT 22.35
Suzuki Ertiga GLX AT Gasoline MPV 1.4L FWD 4AT 22.03
Mini Cooper 3 DOOR HATCH Gasoline Hatchback 1.5L FWD 6AT 21.59
Nissan Almera Gasoline Sedan 1.2L FWD 5MT 21.26
Hyundai Tucson (Gas) Gasoline SUV 2.0L FWD 6AT 21.18
Kia Forte (Koup 2 DR) Gasoline Sedan 2.0L FWD 6AT 20.62
Honda CR-V 2.0 S AT Gasoline Hatchback 2.0L FWD 5AT 20.59
Subaru Legacy S AWD Gasoline Sedan 2.5L AWD CVT 20.01
Kia Picanto Gasoline Hatchback 1.2L FWD 4AT 19.55
Subaru XV S AWD Gasoline SUV 2.0L AWD CVT 19.46
Ford Focus 1.5L Sport Gasoline Hatchback 1.5L FWD 6AT 19.20
BAIC A113 Gasoline Sedan 1.3L FWD 5MT 18.58
Chevrolet Sail Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD 4AT 18.26
Kia RIO (4DR) Gasoline Sedan 1.4L FWD 4AT 17.41
Subaru  Forester XT S AWD Gasoline SUV 2.0L AWD CVT 16.71
Kia Forte (4DR) Gasoline Sedan 1.6L FWD 6AT 16.65
Volvo V40 2.0L Turbo Gasoline SUV 2.0L FWD 6AT 16.31
BAIC M20 Gasoline MPV 1.5L RWD 5MT 15.48
BAIC MZ40 Gasoline Mini Van 1.2L RWD 5MT 14.54

Brand Model Fuel Type Vehicle Type Engine Disp Drive Type of Gearbox Fuel Economy Rating
Isuzu D-Max LS 4x2 Diesel Pick up 3.0L RWD 5MT 38.46
Hyundai Accent Sedan Diesel Sedan 1.6L FWD 6MT 29.41
Peugeot 301 Diesel Sedan 1.6L FWD 6MT 29.35
AUDI A3 2.0 TDI Diesel Sedan 2.0L FWD 6AT 28.46
Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI Diesel Sedan 2.0L FWD 5MT 28.08
Hyundai Accent Hatch Diesel Hatchback 1.6L FWD 7AT 25.64
Toyota Innova Diesel MPV 2.8L RWD 6AT 25.25
Hyundai Tucson (CRDi) Diesel SUV 2.0L FWD 6AT 24.80
Tata Manza Aura Diesel Sedan 1.3L FWD 5MT 23.79
Isuzu mu-X LS-A 4x2 Diesel SUV 3.0L RWD 5AT 23.53
Tata Vista Ignis Diesel Hatchback 1.3L FWD 5MT 23.51
Kia Soul Diesel SUV 1.6L FWD 7AT 23.28
Hyundai Santa Fe (CRDi) Diesel SUV 2.2L FWD 6AT 22.76
Tata Indigo LX Diesel Sedan 1.4L FWD 5MT 22.36
Kia Sorento Diesel SUV 2.2L AWD 6AT 21.67
Toyota Hilux Diesel Pick Up 2.4L RWD 6AT 21.59
Kia Sportage Diesel SUV 2.0L AWD 6AT 21.31
Volvo XC60 D4 Diesel SUV 2.0L FWD 8AT 20.82
AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI Diesel SUV 2.0L AWD 7AT 20.79
Isuzu Crosswind XT Diesel AUV 2.5L RWD 5MT 20.76
Mahindra 4x2 Xylo Diesel MPV 2.2L RWD 5MT 20.26
Kia Carnival Diesel Mini Van 2.2L FWD 6AT 19.20
Toyota Fortuner Diesel SUV 2.4L RWD 6AT 18.91
Mitsubishi Montero Sport M/T (2.4L) Diesel Diesel SUV 2.4L 4WD 6MT 18.48
Porsche Cayenne Diesel SUV 3.0L AWD 8AT 18.48
Peugeot Expert TEPEE Diesel Van 2.0L FWD 6AT 17.95
Nissan Navara Diesel Pick up 2.5L RWD 6MT 17.85
Mitsubishi Montero Sport A/T (2.4L) Diesel Diesel SUV 2.4L 4WD 8AT 17.79
Mahindra 4x4 Enforcer DC Diesel Pick up 2.5L 4WD 5MT 17.28
Foton Toplander 4x2 Diesel SUV 2.8L RWD 5MT 16.07
Nissan Urvan Diesel Van 2.5L RWD 5MT 15.41
Foton Toplander 4x4 Diesel SUV 2.8L 4WD 5MT
Full Disclosure: The Typical Guy was the observer of the Mitsubishi Montero Sport AT (2.4L) Diesel and based on the vehicle's own computer, its fuel consumption at the end of the run was 18.1km/L - a difference of 0.31km/L when compared to Petron's own computation.

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