On July 7, Honda Europe announced that the European-spec Civic had set a Guinness World Record for lowest fuel consumption.
The company has achieved to set a record in the “â€˜Lowest Fuel Consumption â€“ all 24 contiguous EU countries” category. The model that accomplished it is the European Civic Tourer with a 1.6L in-line 4-cylinder turbo i-DTEC engine, which gets 120ps and has a maximum torque of 30.6kgm.
The Civic Tourer started from Belgium on June 1. It drove through the 24 contiguous EU nations in 25 days, racking up a total of 13,500km, and returned to Belgium on June 25. The two drivers were from Honda’s Europe R&D division.
The fuel consumption measured was 35.5km/L, which set a new record for the category in the Guinness Book of Records. The catalog fuel consumption for the Civic Tourer is 26.3km/L. The Tourer that broke the record improved this fuel consumption by over 25%.
Head of Cars for Honda UK Leon Brannan said, “This is an incredible achievement and the team should all be very proud of the efforts that they have put in to set this new Guinness World Record. The fuel economy figures are remarkable â€“ particularly when you consider that this is not a small car, but an estate with class-leading load space and vast practicality.â€
(Translated by Greg Scott)