While purchasing a new car one of the first steps in evaluating the available options is considering the fuel economy. For those who aren't aware of the term, fuel economy relates to the distance traveled by a vehicle and the amount of fuel used. It may be expressed as the amount of fuel required to cover a distance or the distance that the car can run on one liter of the respective fuel.
While some may say that fuel economy is a good variable to evaluate a car's performance, it is often missed that the distance mentioned in the fuel economy score does not include several factors. When the vehicle is propelled there is wind resistance,tire drag and other factors like accelerating the vehicle to a higher speed or running the air conditioning for long hours through the journey or even ignition. All of these require an additional amount of fuel for energy.
Fuel economy is also said to be an imprecise measure of a vehicle's performance as it does not take into account the vehicle's mass nor that of the passengers, the cargo capacity and also the engine power. Thus even though some cars may show great fuel economy, the actual performance may be significantly different. This leads to a mismatch in the estimates of the fuel needed and the actual fuel consumed.
Since I have been doing some research as I plan on purchasing a Maruti Suzuki Swift, I have noticed that Swift's fuel economy is its strong point.
The petrol variants of Maruti Suzuki Swift come equipped with the powerful 1.2 L VVT engine that’s designed for smooth pickup and a refined driving experience. The diesel variants, on the other hand, are powered by the DDiS 190 engine which is engineered for an unrivalled driving experience. A benchmark in the segment, both the automatic and manual versions of Maruti Suzuki Swift Diesel deliver a Fuel Economy of 28.40 km/l. For the petrol variants, the Maruti Suzuki Swift’s Petrol Fuel Economy is rated at 21.21 km/l.
HOW DOES SWIFT DIESEL DELIVER SUCH HIGH MILEAGE?