The Suzuki Celerio, one of Suzuki Philippines’ best-selling cars, clinched the top spot for fuel efficiency in the gasoline engine category at the first-ever Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run organized by the Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with Petron Corporation.
In the 280-kilometer run, the Celerio gave the best fuel economy performance out of the 70 different vehicles from more than 20 different brands who took part last May 27, 2016. A pioneering event aimed at providing vital information on the fuel economy performance of vehicles, raising public awareness on the use of cleaner and more efficient Euro 4 fuels. All of the vehicles used Petron’s Euro-4 quality products.
The DOE, which intends to institutionalize a fuel efficiency labeling program using the results of this test drive as the benchmark, released the results of Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run early this June and recognized all participating car brands with certificates. The program is pursuant to DOE’s aim of expanding the Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program’s (PESLP) efforts to include more appliances, lighting systems, and light-duty motor vehicles to strengthen the country’s energy efficiency and conservation efforts.
The Suzuki Celerio CVT’s gasoline engine achieved 29.14km/L in the run which stretched from Angeles, Pampanga through the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) and back.
The all-new Ciaz Manual Transmission (M/T) likewise topped the fuel-efficiency test in the gasoline sedan category, clocking in at 27.94km/L.
Other Suzuki vehicles also participated in the exercise, including Celerio M/T (27.70), Ciaz GLX A/T (22.93km/L), Swift 1.2 (22.35km/L), and Ertiga GLX A/T (22.03km/L).
“We are truly proud of the achievement of our top favorite products, the Celerio and Ciaz. This is indeed a great testament to our commitment to bring the highest quality and most fuel efficient vehicles in the market. Recognitions like this inspire us to continue developing and manufacturing premium and reliable cars.” shared SPH General Manager for Automobile Shuzo Hoshikura.