The Fuel Economy Ratings are Changing

It’s moving from 2 cycles of tests to 5.

Starts with 2015 models, onwards.

Read it online at

Or read it counter-clockwise.

It’s good this is happening, because these laboratory, perfect-enviroment tests are unattainable for the average driver.

Favourite line:

The air conditioning is switched off, as are all the features and aids, the car is kept as light as possible, and the professional driver is using a very fuel-conscious driving style, which requires deep focus and concentration, and a style I’m not convinced we always drive with.

This also means that in a dealership, a 2014 model could be beside an almost identical 2015, but with a big discrepancy in ratings, like this:


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