Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) has finished its fuel economy testing with the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) and is pleased to share the results.
For the test, HCPI sent out two of its core vehicles: the new Brio and BR-V. The test was conducted over a distance of 231.45 kilometers through highways and night driving. The results showed that the Brio was able to garner 24.39 km/L, while the BR-V was able to get 22.58 km/L.
To ensure that the testing conditions would be as realistic as possible, HCPI and AAP had to put certain constants during the test. The Speed was limited to between 60-80kph and revs had to be between 1500 to 2000 RPM. Even the air conditioning also became a factor as the testers set it to 50 percent cool and the blower fan speed was set to one. This ensured that the passengers could remain nice and cool while lessening the impact the aircon would have during the fuel economy run.
On our review, the Brio was able to get 20.3 km/L during highway testing. Take note that our test was done with an average speed of 90 km/h.
The old BR-V, on the other hand, was able to get 21.5 km/L on highway runs and 7.2 km/L during city testing – still pretty similar to the results garnered by the AAP and HCPI but we have yet to get the refreshed model for our own rigorous tests.
The fuel economy run is an initiative of HCPI with the objective of providing customers accurate and relevant information to aid in their car selection process. By knowing how much fuel these vehicles consume with realistic conditions, customers will be able to make informed choices when they purchase a car.