Ford Fiesta shows off efficiency with MPG Marathon win

JonathanOctober 17, 2013

A Ford Fiesta driven by Nick Chapman and Rosemary Homer from Leicestershire County Council has showcased its efficiency when it comes to fuel consumption.

The ECOnetic model was named as the winner of the ALD Automotive/Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon for the second year in a row, outperforming a field of 23 vehicles and piloting the 1.6 litre diesel-engined Titanium model to 88.69 mpg over the 339.3 mile course.

The event saw the field of vehicles travel from Tankersley Manor near Sheffield, negotiating hills, bad weather and heavy traffic on the route.

With the price of motoring increasing dramatically in recent years it is more important than ever that drivers get the most out of their tank of fuel.

Insurance premiums have increased in recent years too, alongside the cost of fuel, meaning that car leasing is a possible option for drivers looking to take some of the expense out of the motoring experience, whether for business or leisure driving.

For many this means turning to Ford vehicles as they have a proven track record when it comes to fuel efficiency, as demonstrated by the fact the Ford Fiesta Sport Van, driven by BBC transport correspondent Paul Clifton and his son Doug, claimed the top prize in the LCV section.

The vehicle covered 362.9 miles on just 3.33 gallons of diesel, which equates to 108.82mpg, surpassing the manufacturer’s official combined figure of 78.5mpg by 38.62 per cent.

With CO2 emissions of just 95g/km, the Fiesta Van proves commercial vehicle drivers can be just as efficient as those in cars.

A Ford Transit Custom ECOnetic driven by Andy Dawson and Andrew Marriott won the Class 9 section with an impressive 53.8mpg over the course with a 20 per cent improvement over the official combined fuel consumption figure of 46.3mpg.

If you want to get behind the wheel of a Ford for yourself, we offer a number of vehicles from the quality manufacturer on our range of car leasing deals.

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