Originally Posted by Sid_Cruiser
T. How was your Kanyakumari trip ?
It was a breeze on the 4 way expressways. I had made up my mind to keep FE in my mind while driving. We were 5 on board. We had a trip of 1200 kms. B'lore-Krishnagiri-Salem-Dindigul-Madurai. The road till Krishnagiri was good. Then you get diversions for half an hour or so.After that you feel you are flying
The rear passengers didn't complain much of space and comfort. May be also because we had regular stops of 10 mins every hour. Did not want to throw strain on the engine.I ended up experimenting with different speeds. Overall average FE achieved was 21.4 kmpl.
These are the figures at different speeds.
A constant 60-80 kmph drive for an hour returned a massive 26 kmpl.
80-100 returned returned 22 kmpl.
100-120 kmph returned 19.5
120 kmph and above 4k rpm returned 16-17kmpl (16.6 I think).
With these I must say speeds above 110 or 120 dont return FE that can be termed as "good" by I-vtec standards.
The ecolight really encourages sedate driving. The babe feels planted with high on confidence at high speeds (>130 kmph). The max speed touched was 150kmph. It takes a lot of time to go past mid 140's to 150 speed.
All in all I must say everything except the boot space (for 5 on board) was beyond comparison. Simply awsome. Its a drivers car
I must add I was asked by couple of diesel hatchback owners at A2B hotel regarding the FE. I showed them the MID. They asked "why have we paid the premium for diesel ?"