Suzuki cars offer excellent MPG in the real world, tests confirm

The Suzuki IgnisDrivers of Suzuki motor cars from Cirencester dealership Pebley Beach could be saving themselves pounds at the pumps after a major survey put three models in the Top Ten for real-world fuel efficiency.

The True MPG test by What Car? magazine used a real-world driving route to show drivers what fuel economy they can really expect from their car.

The test found that the compact crossover Suzuki Ignis SHVS offered the best real-world fuel efficiency at 59.6 miles per gallon.

In second place was another Suzuki – the Celerio 1.0. And claiming joint sixth place was the Suzuki Baleno 1.0.

"The SHVS version of the Ignis, which is front rather than four-wheel drive, is the most efficient car we've ever tested," wrote What Car? editor Steve Huntingford.

"It's a mild hybrid, which means a small electric motor works alongside its 1.2-litre petrol engine, helping to get you moving and reducing the strain on the engine."

Award-winning City car the Celerio achieved a real-world MPG of 57. "Despite being one of the cheapest new cars around, the Celerio comes with a decent array of equipment, including air conditioning, a DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity," said What Car?

And the hatchback Baleno achieved a sixth place real-world MPG of 55.2, which it shared with the Skoda Citigo and the Renault Kadjar.

What Car? tested vehicles on a on a rolling road under strictly controlled laboratory conditions at Millbrook Proving Ground. The tests are based on real-world driving data across a selection of different roads, giving what the magazine says are more true to life fuel economy figures than those published by manufacturers.

Dominic Threlfall, managing director of Pebley Beach, said: "The Suzuki Ignis, Celerio and Baleno represent great value for money motoring – both on purchase price and fuel economy.

"The results of these real-world tests are great news for anyone currently driving, or thinking of buying, one of these models from us."