2016’s Top 5 Most Fuel Efficient Cars in South Africa
With the tumultuous nature of petrol and diesel prices and the cost of living steadily increasing, having a fuel efficient vehicle is definitely an investment. Firstly, because a well-running vehicle gets you from A to B, which in turn assists your life’s upwardly trajectory, and secondly, when that journey costs you less than the average petrol or diesel output, you’re in for a treat.
The added bonus of a more fuel efficient car is that it has a gentler impact on the environment due to the reduced amount of carbon dioxide being emitted through petrol and diesel usage; which in turn affects climate change. So environmentalists, budget-conscious individuals and fuel-savvy drivers buckle up and get ready for a list of 2016’s 5 Most Fuel Efficient Cars in South Africa:
1) Nissan Leaf – 0ℓ/100 km
Hands down, the little powerhouse called Nissan Leaf is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing a vehicle in South Africa solely for its fuel-efficiency. Bringing the long-imagined future to the present with its 100% electricity run design, the Nissan Leaf is definitely 100% fuel efficient. This also means that right alongside your smartphone; you can charge your car with an adapter especially designed for the Leaf. The estimated time for a full charge is seven hours. A potential drawback could be is the shortage of charging points available throughout South Africa. The good news is that Nissan is in the process of alleviating this dilemma. In the meantime, the Nissan Leaf’s undeniably cool styling and
2) Volkswagen Polo 1.2TDI Bluemotion – 3.4l/ 100 km
Taking its cue from the VW Polo, this metal steed offers fuel efficiency like no other. For example when the car is not moving, its engine automatically stops running and restarts again when the driver selects and engages the car into first gear. The 1.2TDI Bluemotion is truly fuel efficient in its use of petrol, especially in situations like traffic congestion and long commutes to work and home. It’s moderately muscular exterior packs a stellar punch in terms of its wallet sensitive usage.
3) Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Trend – 4.6 l// 100 km (Diesel)
This little, modern wonder certainly lives up to its name of being a zippy celebration. The Ford Fiesta’s new iteration: TDCi Trend sports an Aston Martin-like grille giving it that extra boost of class and with its more fuel efficient design; it’s poised to overtake its predecessor. This Fiesta is sure to put a grin on many a cool guy’s face. Plus this model’s par steering, improved handling and sleek dashboard gives it a double dose of contemporary functionality that creates a smooth ride as you coast along the open road.
4) Toyota Yaris Hybrid – 3. 6l/ 100 km (Unleaded)
If your main factor for buying a car is fuel-economy, then the Toyota Yaris Hybrid is a serious contender. Its dual nature of being both a petrol and electric car should have hybrid enthusiasts eager to try it out. The latest offering from the Toyota Hybrid generation spacious interior and infotainment system creates the ideal atmosphere for social butterflies who are often the designated party bus driver. This hybrid with its fuel efficiency and low selling cost makes getting the best of both worlds a smooth reality.
5) Citroën C3 eHDI – 3,7l/100km
The standout fuel efficiency car in the popular Citroën C3 range is the slick, little number called, Citroën C3 eHDI. This compact car allows for ample space, as well as a nice boost of fuel economy, which is a two thumbs up in any budgeting South African’s book. Not forgetting its funky exterior that is certain to draw in the cool crowd.
The minute you drive your vehicle, whether it is brand new or pre-owned, its value will begin to depreciate. It’s a hard truth to swallow, however an even harder truth, can be navigating fluctuating petrol and diesel costs. Sure it would be great if your car could run on sheer willpower and a scoop from your personal compost heap, but sadly that is not the case. Which is why the above list of fuel efficient cars was compiled, so that your next drive to work or upcoming road trip can be done in a pocket-friendly way.