Gasoline prices are constantly changing, the demand for fuel-efficient cars is increasing
Worries in “hurricane” times
In 2022, gasoline prices are continuously “breaking the top”, especially for RON95 gasoline, in just about 4 months, the price of gasoline has gone from 26,287 VND / liter (price on February 28, 2022 ) at the peak of 32,870 VND / liter (price on February 28, 2022 – June 21, 2022), achieved a 25% increase. Although there has been some adjustment lately, gasoline prices are still on the minds of many people.
According to calculations, the cost of filling the fuel tank of B-size cars with 1.5L engines has increased by 25-28% respectively, from VND 745,000/tank, it now costs VND 950,000/ tank, the difference is the difference. The cost of petrol is around 300,000 VND/tank for the smallest car. With the MPV range generally fitted with a 45 liter fuel tank, the difference in fuel cost is around 400,000 VND/tank compared to the beginning of the year.
According to Mrs. Nong Thi Dieu Thuy (Thanh Tri, Hanoi), her husband runs a daily service in front of the Bach Mai Hospital gate with a Suzuki Ertiga. “Gasoline is too expensive, so recently my husband has been really paying attention to two things, one is the actual fuel mileage of the car and the other is comparing it with the blue fuel mileage sticker. on the car door to see if the company’s ad is correct”.
“After testing for a week to measure the real fuel consumption in the hottest days of June, my husband noticed that the Ertiga consumed exactly 6 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers of mixed roads, the difference is not not worth it compared to the manufacturer’s announcement (5.95 liters / 100 km), corresponding to the results of the classification announced by the Traffic Newspaper for the most fuel-efficient minivan vehicle,” said Thuy.
It is known that in addition to Ertiga, other Suzuki models are in fact fuel efficient, such as the Suzuki XL7 (consumption of 5.19 liters / 100 km) also in the top 10 of the most fuel efficient cars in the world. Vietnam in the No. 466 car types publish their fuel consumption, based on Vietnam registry data.
According to experts, the fuel economy of the cars is largely due to the lightweight chassis design. In fact, all Suzuki models feature the latest platform called HEARTECT, which both increases chassis rigidity while helping to reduce weight. On the other hand, the engines of the Ertiga, XL7, Ciaz, Swift models are equipped with VVT (variable valve recirculation technology) combined with the lightness of the bodywork, allowing to achieve optimal fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance n does not affect driving performance.
Mr. Vo Truong Han (Tam Ky, Quang Nam) used Ertiga GLX automatic version of 2019 to operate the service for more than 3 years, even during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was also hired to transport personnel medical.
Han joked that he “loves the car like he loves his second wife” because not only does it save fuel very well, but the maintenance costs are also extremely low, helping him to pay for his investment of over 500 million after a short period of time, less than 30 months.
Fuel-efficient cars are gradually becoming a trend
Currently, not only the domestic market but also the global market is facing a shortage of automotive semiconductors, which makes it even more difficult to purchase cars, especially fuel-efficient cars are popular.
The supply of Suzuki cars may also decrease in the near future, so customers who wish to buy a car soon should contact the nearest Suzuki dealership for availability.