|ASIAN AUTO FUEL EFFICIENCY AWARDS 2012 REVEALS THE MOST FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLES|
This is the 5th year for the Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Awards and it has, like in previous years revealed some interesting facts about all the new vehicles that have been launched in Malaysia. The ‘interesting’ fact is that many of these new vehicles have not been able to produce better fuel consumption against older vehicles in its individual segments as there have been a number of returning winners holding on to their 1st place titles.
This award is a first for the Malaysian and regional automotive industry and is the only automotive award that encourages car manufacturers to offer better quality vehicles with the latest engineering and technology that promotes fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
Over 200 vehicles from 31 car brands were audited and the winners were segregated into 18 segments.
Every legitimate car sold in Malaysia is included in the audit each and every year.
The results from the audit show us that some petrol engines are starting to creep up to hybrid cars in terms of fuel efficiency.
The 3 biggest winners this year came from Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen. This clearly reveals that engine downsizing coupled with turbo-charging assists in better fuel consumption and hybrid cars maintain their lead in the reduction of fuel usage.
Asian Auto magazine hopes that this awards will provide consumers with ‘real’ accurate fuel efficiency figures for consumers to get the best value and to create a platform to spur car companies to bring in the latest models to offer Malaysians better options for their next car purchase. As the benchmark for the most up-to-date car price list in the country and monthly provider of the most complete Malaysian motoring information, Asian Auto magazine believes Malaysians should enjoy better technologies and the latest models of vehicles as well.
The contenders at the Awards ceremony this year competed in 18 categories including Compact City Cars, Compact Premium Cars, Small Family Cars, Small Premium Family Cars, Luxury Family Cars, Premium Family Cars, Executive Cars, Premium Executive Cars, Super Saloons, Performance Coupe Cars, Performance Hot Hatch, Pickup Trucks, Compact and Luxury MPV, Compact SUV, Premium SUV, Luxury SUV and Hybrids.
|Winners of the Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Awards 2012|