Friends, Sorry for the brief sabbatical. I was busy with work.
My new sleeky has clocked more than 1200 kms
- thanks to the weekend long trip (950 kms).
After seeing many reviews about highway handling, I was very eager to take my beauty to the highways to check the way she behaved. We were four adults on board and a fully loaded trunk.
Man - she was awesome and extremely powerful. She takes off like a rocket and reaches 100 kmph in no time. I am very impressed about the speed and the control. The handling was not bad either. Most of our journey was on NH 45 and the road was pretty good and flat. No worries about handling. The steering was little heavier at high speeds and it was responsive. We touched 130kmph a couple of times - just to test the power. Was driving under 100 kmph most of the time.
Now comes the important thing about FE - I used regular HP Petrol, 32psi pressure on all tyres and driving under 100 kmph with little experimentation (high speed, higher RPMS) during our onward journey and the FE was 18.2 kmpl. During our return journey, I was driving a constant 90kmph and my FE was a whopping 19.1 kmpl. That is just amazing
We did get an opportunity to check the braking efficiency as well. We were driving at around 95 kmph when a deaf, dumb and probably blind old lady crossed the road at about may be 10m distance. I had to brake pretty heavy to avoid her and we were down to about 25 kmph in no time with the car in total control. Thans to ABS
and the discs the old lady was safe and we were too. Her forearm just kissed our side ORVM but nothing happened.
Will post more pictures of my car soon.