Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour: Day 1 results

The first day of the Wesbank Fuel Economy Tour provided some interesting results.

In case you need a reminder of what this tour is about, you can read all about it here.

Leisure Wheels is in attendance this year, behind the wheel of a Renault Duster 4×2 EDC Techroad. On the first leg between Johannesburg and Durban, our Duster recorded an amazing 2.90 litres/100km. That’s the best result of the day, but we’ll continue to keep you posted of the results as the tour progresses.

As for the other vehicles in the Duster’s class (C1), the Ford Kuga 1.5 TDCi Trend 6MT FWD recorded a figure of 4.58, while the Hyundai Tucson 2.0D recorded 5.61 litres/100m.

A class up from that, we find the Hyundai Santa Fe with 4.22 litres/100km, Kia Sorento LX with 5.53 litres/100km and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4×2 with a consumption figure of 6.72 litres/100km.

The figures for the bakkie class (D1) make for some interesting reading. All the models present are currently performing admirably, coming in well below their claimed figures. The Ford Ranger, however, is the only double cab present coming in below 6 litres/100km.

The verified figures are as follows.

Ranger 2.0 SiT DC XLT 4 X 2 10 AT: 5,8994 litres/100km

Mitsubishi Triton 4 X 2 M/T: 6,1365 litres/100km

Toyota Hilux DC 2.4 SRX RB Man: 6,2050 litres/100km

Nissan Navara 2.3D DC SE/LE: 6,4208 litres/100km

Pik-Up 2.2D S6 D-Cab: 6,9648 litres/100km

Hilux DC 2.8 L50 RB Man: 6,2989 litres/100km

The tour is currently making its way through the Transkei.