Vauxhall Mokka Prices & Fuel Economy

mmadden2

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This article claims that the Vauxhall Mokka will be priced from £16,995 ($26,650). Also listed is a top speed of 116 MPH and a 0-60 time of 9.6 seconds. Play with Vauxhall's configurator here.

If anyone can realistically convert the stated fuel economy of 34/55.4/44.8 combined MPG UK (1 UK Imperial Gallon = 4.55 litres) to MPG US (1 US Liquid Gallon = 3.79 litres), feel free to give it a shot. Conversion calculator returns 28.3/46.1/37.3 combined which seems highly unlikely. I guess we have vastly differing measuring criteria over here :rolleyes:
 

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Interesting. Your math is correct.

The prescribed EC test is a lab test carried out to simulate a mix of different types of driving and arrive at ‘combined’ CO2 emission and fuel consumption figures. Because vehicle taxation in Europe is now based on CO2 emissions, manufacturers naturally optimise their engines to achieve the lowest possible CO2 in the tests.

This gives a correspondingly low fuel consumption figure. Unfortunately the relevant EC Directives prescribe that this figure and only this figure can be publicised by manufacturers, even though it is unlikely to be achieved by the average driver in real life conditions.
 

mmadden2

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I thought a few years ago manufacturers here in the US were made to give more realistic fuel ratings. So overseas they are giving inflated ratings? Kinda wacky.
 
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