The MPG Marathon came to a finish yesterday evening with some very significant results achieved by the Toyota vehicles.
James Sutherland and Richard Hill in the Yaris came in triumphant in second place for overall mpg, achieving 86.8 – a 16.78% improvement on the official combined figure.
Andrew Pickering and Tracy in the iQ achieved an overall mpg of 78.69, an impressive 19.8% improvement on the official combined figure.
The Prius also broke the 80mpg mark with Andrew Andersz and Richard Seymour achieving an overall figure of 84.05, a 16.09% improvement on the official combined figure.
The iQ and Yaris figures show just how efficient Toyota Optimal Drive can be, while the performance of the Prius was significantly better than that of the old model, highlighting the capabilities of Hybrid Synergy Drive. This shows especially well when you consider that the route was not overly hybrid friendly, with mimimal urban routes and a high number of A roads.
A parting word from our drivers:
“Overall we had a great time competing over the last two days and are pleased to be able to have taken part this important event. It highlights what can be achieved with a little more focus on how to drive economically.”
Full results can be downloaded now from the MPG Marathon website.