There has been a lot of discussion and doubt about the actual mileage [ kms / ltr ] you get out of a Hyundai i20 Diesel Car. So, here i have an excel sheet embedded that lists the exact mileage i have derived with my Red Hot Hatch.
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The Factors that affect mileage (kms per litre) of any vehicle:
1. The way you drive:
The driver has to get used to the Power Delivery of the vehicle in various gears at various RPMs. This happens intrinsically over a couple of thousands of kms of driving the car.
This is even more pronounced in case of Hyundai i20. There is considerable Turbo Lag when the vehicle is running under 1500 RPM. But, comparing amongst the other cars i’ve noticed, i20 (D) RPM picks up pretty quick in under 3 seconds. Whether you just tap or Floor the accelerator, it still takes those couple of seconds to respond.
After that, its upto you if you want to drive smooth and sedately by going soft on the accelerator by just tapping it about 25% to get a smooth comfortable drive with maximum mileage, or floor the accelerator to make the i20 Shoot ahead like a mad rocket which takes a hit on the mileage (obviously !!)
There are days i drive around smooth and sedately, listening to soothing music.
There are days i drive like a raging bull (following all traffic rules, though) feeling the power of the horses under the hood.
i20 satisfies both kinds of driving to the fullest. i20 gives me options and Its My Choice.
2. The Traffic density on the road:
No matter how you drive, mileage takes a hit if you are driving in the first/second gears a lot. This happens in very slow bumper-bumper traffic. The route to my office has a mix of both. About 12kms of slow bumper to bumper traffic (not going above 30kmh) and 9 kms of smooth cruising on a signal free road (at 60kmph in 6th gear).
The “way you drive” is totally highlighted in the first two Highway logs seen below.
In the first one, i pushed hard and drove the car to it’s fullest power.I got a mileage of 16.20kmpl.
In the second one, i drove sedately (but at a very decent speeds averaging about 60kmph for about 300kms, which is very very impressive). I got a mileage of almost 20kmpl !!
Go Figure !!!
So, If your driving is better than mine or the traffic on your route is better than what i face, you will get better mileage, and vice-a-versa.
Happy Driving 🙂