Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) November 02, 2009 -- In the last days of the Global Green Car Challenge the large and luxurious Å koda Superb has proven to be the most fuel efficient vehicle so far in the medium to large cars segment of the challenge. Fuel consumption based on total route kilometers to date has placed the Superb at fourth place just after Ford Fiesta ECOnetic, Mini Cooper D and Suzuki Alto GLX, all of which are competing in the light to small car segment of the challenge.
With a steady cumulative fuel consumption as low as 4.59 litres per 100 kilometers, the Superb 2.0 TDI with 125kW and 350Nm of torque has taken most contenders by surprise.
Unlike other contenders, the Å koda Superb has throughout the challenge carried an excess amount of weight supporting the TopGear Australia team and its âpostieâ bike. With other competing brands having support teams and support vehicles at their disposal, the Å koda Superb is the only vehicle acting as both competing vehicle and support vehicle at the same time. In the company of added disadvantage being over 100 kilograms of extra baggage, frequent stops to monitor and refuel the bike, along with an extra adult passenger, all affecting the vehicleâs fuel consumption, the Superb is still well ahead of its large car competitors.
A total of eight brands are competing in the 3000km Global Green Car Challenge which stretches from Darwin to Adelaide with the final stage of the challenge and results yielding an overall consumption of just 4.59 litres per 100km. Å koda Australia feel the goal of entering the challenge has been achieved; to prove that a car can be large, luxurious, carry a huge amount of luggage and passengers but still achieve fuel consumption at the same level as a traditional small car.