Suzuki Ignis Wins Whatcar? Best True MPG Award

Suzuki Ignis Wins Whatcar? Best True MPG Award

Suzuki Ignis Wins Whatcar? Best True MPG Award

The Whatcar? Car of the Year Awards took place recently, and a new category was introduced to honour the cars with the best MPG.

If you’re wondering what True MPG is, it’s a test of a car’s fuel economy and emissions based on real-world driving data. Whatcar? measure how cars are driven on a pre-set road route and then use this to create a virtual route on a rolling road in a laboratory. This creates a test that’s representative of real-world driving yet also repeatable.

The Suzuki Ignis was the overall winner in this category and it's easy to see why! Nothing has surpassed its stellar average True MPG figure of 59.6mpg. Given the wide selection of hybrids, downsized turbocharged petrol engines and diesels that were tested this year, that’s quite some achievement!

So, what magic does the Ignis use to achieve this? Well, look under the bonnet and you’ll find a fairly normal, non-turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine. Examine more closely, though, and the mechanically minded among you might notice a belt-driven motor/generator. This can generate electricity when you’re slowing down. That’s fed to a tiny battery that then powers the motor, which adds torque under acceleration, helping with performance.

The Suzuki Ignis is available from as little as £164 per month at Springfield. To book your test drive, visit our showroom on Durham Road, Gateshead NE8 4AP or call our Suzuki sales team on 0191 4772323.

https://www.drivespringfield.com/newcars/suzuki/ignis 

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