AMID the recent controversy surrounding manufacturer claims on official mpg figures, Subaru has been named one of
AMID the recent controversy surrounding manufacturer claims on official mpg figures, Subaru has been named one of the top car manufacturers for “real world” fuel efficiency following independent testing.
The tests were carried out to establish how efficient cars are under normal driving conditions compared to their official fuel consumption figures. The programme, which took place over two years and saw around 600 cars independently tested, was conducted by German car magazine
Auto Motor und Sport.
The magazine sought to establish how models from all major car manufacturers performed against their official fuel economy and emissions ratings — established under lab conditions as part of the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) fuel efficiency tests that every new car must undergo.
Subaru ranked second place in the test, and was one of only five manufacturers to beat its official NEDC CO2 emissions rating, with testers recording a six per cent average improvement over the official emissions ratings for cars across its range.