Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Award: How about burning less petrol, huh?

Published on March 11th, 2011

While most petrol-freaks would go for the highest horse count or the most expensive price tag when choosing a vehicle, our good friend at Asian Auto decided to put all these petrol-waster to shame and provide one of the best references for choosing a vehicle that will most definitely keep your wallet safe from burn holes.

Running for the third year already, Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Awards (AAFEA) focuses on the most economical vehicle available on the market, based on how much will it hurt when it comes to spending for fuel. The AAFEA 2010 was held quite recently at Saujana Subang, with a total of 155 models from 32 manufacturers being judged. Fifty-seven awards were given out in 19 different categories.

The 19 categories include Compact City Cars, Compact Premium City Cars, Family Cars, Premium Family Cars, Luxury Family Cars, Executive Cars, Premium Executive Cars, Super Saloons, Super Sports Coupes, Performance Cars, Pickup Trucks, Compact MPV, Luxury MPV, Compact and Luxury SUV and even Supercars.

The AAFEA aims to spur car manufacturers in offering better and updated range of vehicles to the locals, in line with the government’s effort in motivating cleaner and greener technologies. Present at the award ceremony was Asian Auto Chief Editor Daniel Fernandez.

Daniel Fernandez

“It is our aim that this annual Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Awards would be the platform to offer Malaysians better options when purchasing their next car and to bring Malaysian motoring in line with our north and south neighbours who for years have been enjoying the latest models way before us. As such, every legitimate car sold in Malaysia was included in the audit this year and we got some rather surprising results that show us how petrol engines are starting to creep up to hybrid cars in terms of fuel efficiency,” he said.

Car brands that participated in the year’s awards include Perodua, Proton, Hyundai, Kia, Naza, Chevrolet, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Skoda, Mercedes, BMW, Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Ford, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Nissan, Audi, Lexus, Volkswagen, Renault, Citroen, Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Peugeot, Subaru, Land Rover, Range Rover, Ssangyong, Fiat, Mazda and Lotus.

Co-sponsor for the AAFEA2010 are AmBank and Ralph Lauren Fragrances. Visit Asian Auto website here for more information and archives.

Winners’ list

1. Compact City Cars

Hyundai i10                                    5.0 liters/100km

Suzuki Alto                                    5.05 liters/100km

Perodua Myvi                                   6.2 liters/100km

2. Compact Premium City Cars

VW Polo 1.2 TSI                              5.8 liters/100km

Mini Cooper R56                              5.9 liters/100km

Alfa Mito                                             6.1 liters/100km

3. Family Cars

Honda City                                          6.1 liters/100km

Proton Inspira 1.8 manual             6.3 liters/100km

Nissan Latio Sedan 1.6                    7.1 liters/100km

4. Premium Family Cars

Toyota Altis 1.8                                   5.5 liters/100km

Ford Focus 2-liter TDCI Diesel       5.8 liters/100km

VW Golf 1.4 TSI                                   6.3 liters/100km

5. Luxury Family Cars

Mazda6 2.0                                  7.4 liters/100km

Hyundai Sonata 2.0                  7.5 liters/100km

Volvo S40 2.0 Powershift        7.7 liters/100km

6. Executive Cars

Mercedes C-Class CGI               7.2 liters/100km

Audi A4 1.8T                                7.4 liters/100km

VW Passat CC 2.0TSi                7.9 liters/100km

7. Premium Executive Cars

Mercedes E-Class 200CGI        5.6 liters/100km

Audi A6 TFSi                                 7.7 liters/100km

BMW 523i                                      7.8 liters/100km

8. Super Saloons

Mercedes Benz S-Class S300 L  9.4 liters/100km

Audi A8 3.2 Multitronic               9.9 liters/100km

Porsche Panamera 3.6               10.9 liters/100km

9. Sport Coupes/Cabriolets

Volkswagen Scirocco 1.4 TSI      6.3 liters/100km

Audi A5 TFSI 2-liter                       7.5 liters/100km

Peugeot 308 CC                               8.1 liters/100km

10. Performance Cars

VW Golf GTi  Mk6                          7.4 liters/100km

Audi TT   TFSI                                 7.7 liters/100km

Lotus Elise S                                    8.2 liters/100km

11. Pickup Trucks 4X4

Isuzu D-Max 2.5                             7.6 liters/100km

Ssangyong Actyon Sports 2.0     8.0 liters/100km

Nissan Navara 2.5                         8.2 liters/100km

12. Compact MPV

Honda Freed                                6.1 liters/100km

Toyota Avanza                             7.1 liters/100km

Honda Stream  RSZ                    7.2 liters/100km

13. Luxury MPV

Hyundai Starex CRDi Diesel    9.6 liters/100km

Mitsubishi Grandis 2.4-ltr        9.7 liters/100km

Mazda8 MPV                               9.8 liters/100km

14. SUV

Hyundai Santa Fe Diesel     7.2 liters/100km

Mitsubishi ASX  2-liter         7.6 liters/100km

Peugeot 3008 1.6-Turbo      7.8 liters/100km

15. Compact Luxury SUV

Mazda CX7  2.2liter               7.7 liters/100km

Volvo XC60 2-liter 2WD Powershift            8.5 liters/100km

Audi Q5 2-liter TFSI              8.6 liters/100km

16. Luxury SUV

Volvo XC90 D5 Diesel           8.5 liters/100km

Porsche Cayenne 3.6 Diesel 9.3 liters/100km

Lexus RX270                            9.5 liters/100km

17. Supercars

Mercedes SLS AMG                9.3 liters/100km

Porsche 911 Carrera PDK     9.8 liters/100km

Porsche 911 GT2                    12.5 liters/100km

18. Family Hybrids

Toyota Prius                         3.9 liters/100km

Honda Insight                     4.6 liters/100km

Honda Civic Hybrid            4.6 liters/100km

19. Luxury Hybrids

Lexus RX 450h Hybrid       6.3 liters/100km

Porsche Cayenne Hybrid    8.3 liters/100km

Lexus LS600hL Hybrid      9.3 liters/100km

words & pix: Syawal Ahmad  winners’ list:



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