Big celebration at Honda, who managed to set a new world record for fuel consumption. The diesel version of the Civic Tourer managed to travel to 24 countries with a consumption of only 2.8 liters/100 kilometers – 0.84 MPG.
The current Honda Civic Tourer is recognized as the most compact model with generous trunk segment. Besides this attribute, Honda Civic Tourer is recognized as one of the most economical models in the segment. However, after the latest test of the Japanese, we can say that is really the most effective representative in the compact class.
Fergal McGrath and Warren Julian, two Honda engineers, colleagues at the European Research Center of Japanese, started a journey that has spread consumption over a distance of 13,498 kilometers. The two hit it off on June 1 in the Belgian city of Aalst and returned to the same place on 25 June.
During this time they have crossed 24 European countries. In the 25 days of the journey, carefully planned in advance, the two Honda engineers were able to supply only nine times, fuel costs down to just 645 euros, a tiny amount for a distance of 13.498 kilometers.
It is an absolute record consumption approved by Guinness World Records. Because performance is certified by Guinness World Records, the team had to collect evidence during the trip (GPS data, photos, movies and independent statements of witnesses etc). To provide accurate data relating to the position of the machine, the new Civic Tourer was equipped with a GPS monitoring system, the only difference from the model.
Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-CDTi world record via Honda