More fuel economy records for the Jetta

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay News | Latest Industry News

The Volkswagen Jetta Sport 1.4 TSI proved its impressive efficiency in the real world last weekend, with a record 20.8 km/L achieved at the Shell FuelSave Challenge 2013.

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The Shell FuelSave Challenge is a driving competition organised by Shell  to educate drivers on fuel-saving and efficient driving methods through various educational pit stops.

The winning team of Karrin Lim and Roy Lee on day one achieved an  average fuel efficiency of 20.8 km/L by driving a total distance of 72.3 km.

On day two, winners Ferdinand Lai and Annette Phay clocked 20.5 km/L after driving 70.2 km. Participants were encouraged to map their own routes.

With its official combined fuel consumption of 16.6 km/L, the Jetta Sport  1.4 TSI was a natural choice for the Shell FuelSave Challenge.

Its 1.4 TSI Twincharger engine with 160 bhp and 240 Nm of torque blends dynamic performance with outstanding fuel efficiency.

Another technologically advanced feature of the Jetta is its 7-speed dualclutch gearbox (DSG), which allows rapid and smooth gear changes,  while providing fuel consumption that is up to 20 percent less than with a traditional automatic transmission. All this combines to make the Jetta the most fuel efficient car in its class.

Louis Tan, General Manager of Retail Sales and Operations of Shell Singapore, said: “We are glad to have partnered Volkswagen for the Shell FuelSave Challenge as we both share the common objective of driving the message of fuel efficiency and safety on the road. We look forward to collaborating with Volkswagen in the near future.”

Steffen Schwarz, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Singapore,  congratulated the winners for their impressive achievement and said: “We are very happy to have sponsored Shell for this meaningful event that not only educates drivers about efficient driving methods, but also proves the efficiency of Volkswagen cars in the real world.”

Cheryl Tay

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Singapore’s only female full-time motoring and motorsports photojournalist. Independent automotive consultant and prominent local motorsports personality Cheryl Tay is uniquely passionate about all things cars and motorsports. She also has a strong passion to share her interest and knowledge, hence having a dream to become the ‘Oprah Winfrey of cars and motorsports’ and create a multimedia platform for her sharing. - A female in a male-dominated world, Cheryl Tay is Singapore’s only female full-time motoring journalist and motorsports blogger and she regularly writes for prominent titles in Singapore, Asia and internationally. (See full list of titles that Cheryl Tay writes for here.)

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