Nissan Lightfoot Quest 2010

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MELAKA (17 June 2010) – Nissan cars have yet again proven to be among the most frugal vehicles on the road during the Nissan Lightfoot Quest 2010 held over the weekend of May 15th and May 16th 2010. The Nissan Lightfoot Quest is a contest open to owners of the Nissan Latio, the Nissan Grand Livina and the Nissan Sylphy. And, the Nissan Lightfoot Quest 2010 is the second such event after the first one held in 2008.

“Aside from organizing another interesting event with good prizes for our valued Nissan customers, our objective for having this event is very clear. Fuel prices are bound to go up and we at ETCM believe that it is important to inculcate good driving habits to achieve fuel savings and also, with the assistance of our media friends present today, to share this information with other Nissan customers and the general public. “said Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM), at the prize presentation ceremony held in Orna Golf Resort.



“I understand that the results this time are very impressive, and I am pleased to see that many of our participants have gained some valuable experience from the previous event and have managed to get even more out of their Nissan cars. Of course, one must bear in mind that this is a competition and many economy driving techniques were used to garner such fantastic fuel consumption figures. In normal driving conditions, we know that our customers will not achieve such figures. But at the same time, these figures go to prove that our Nissan models are economical cars to start with,” he added.

This time around, the Nissan Lightfoot Quest traversed a route heading south that was mostly highway except for the short section from the start at the Holiday Inn Glenmarie to the NKVE, and the one kilometre stretch from the Air Keroh toll plaza at the end of the run to the Air Keroh Petronas Station.

A total of 30 Nissan owners, each with a nominated co-driver to do the navigation, took part in the Nissan Lightfoot Quest 2010. The lowest fuel consumption scored was 21.517 km/l, while the highest was 165.801 km/l. The average fuel consumption of all the participants was 51.176 km/l, again a testament to the overall fuel efficiency of the three core Nissan models, the Latio, the Grand Livina and the Sylphy.



The greatest achievement of the day was the 165.801km/l achieved by Sylphy driver Kenneth Chiew, who coincidentally is a multiple Champion in the 1.3 litre category in the GRA Autocross Championship series. When asked about how he achieved such an incredible figure, Kenneth shared some of his techniques with us. “I did many practice runs between Shah Alam and Melaka – I noted every place where I could coast in neutral, and marked every hill that I had to climb. The idea is to use as little fuel as possible by running my Sylphy in its ‘sweet spot’, which is around 65 to 70 km/h. I drove barefoot, and used as light a throttle pressure as possible, gently ‘feeling’ the car and the road.” When asked if he switched off the engine or not, he said, “No, I didn’t, as the ‘coasting’ sections were quite short, and based on my calculations, it would take more fuel to restart the engine.”

“I also made sure that I kept the weight down to the minimum – I selected my co-driver based on ability to navigate using tulips and body weight. In order to keep drag to a minimum, we drove without the air-conditioner on, and kept all the windows wound up. It was hot in the car, but winning the class was worth it.” Added a jubilant Kenneth, who walked away with a cool RM3,000 as the first prize for the Sylphy category.

Elsewhere down the line, it was a similar story – the ones who best absorbed the briefing by the event organizers on “How to drive and win the Lightfoot Quest” emerged as the eventual winners.
The total purse for the event was RM25,000 – with a total of 13 awards.
Besides being a fun and rewarding experience for Nissan owners, the Nissan Lightfoot Quest is slotted to educate Nissan loyal customers on techniques of driving economically and is a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) exercise.

Results:

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</td> <td width="154">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Model[/FONT]
</td> <td width="106">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Top-up Fuel (in Litre)[/FONT]
</td> <td width="94">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]KM/Litre[/FONT]
</td></tr> <tr><td height="15" width="184">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]1.6 Manual[/FONT]
</td> <td width="154">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Grand Livina[/FONT]
</td> <td width="106">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]1.451[/FONT]
</td> <td width="94">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]101.240[/FONT]
</td></tr> <tr><td height="17" width="184">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]1.6 Auto[/FONT]
</td> <td width="154">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Grand Livina[/FONT]
</td> <td width="106">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]1.307[/FONT]
</td> <td width="94">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]112.395[/FONT]
</td></tr> <tr><td height="15" width="184">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]1.8 Auto[/FONT]
</td> <td width="154">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Grand Livina[/FONT]
</td> <td width="106">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]4.188[/FONT]
</td> <td width="94">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]35.076[/FONT]
</td></tr> <tr><td height="15" width="184">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]2.0 [/FONT][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]X-CVT[/FONT]
</td> <td width="154">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Sylphy[/FONT]
</td> <td width="106">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]0.886[/FONT]
</td> <td width="94">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]165.801[/FONT]
</td></tr> <tr><td height="15" width="184">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]2.0 X-CVT (media)[/FONT]
</td> <td width="154">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Sylphy[/FONT]
</td> <td width="106">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]3.701[/FONT]
</td> <td width="94">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]39.692[/FONT]
</td></tr> <tr><td height="15" width="184">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Best Latio Overall[/FONT]
</td> <td width="154">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Latio 1.8Ti (A)[/FONT]
</td> <td width="106">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]3.402[/FONT]
</td> <td width="94">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]43.180[/FONT]
</td></tr> <tr><td height="14" width="184">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Best Grand Livina Overall[/FONT]
</td> <td width="154">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Grand Livina 1.8 (A)[/FONT]
</td> <td width="106">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]1.307[/FONT]
</td> <td width="94">[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]112.395[/FONT]
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EK4SiR

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what kind of car they are use?

even hybrid car can only manage 20 - 40 km/l

Is it right normal petrol engine can achieved 165 km/l ?????????
 

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what kind of car they are use?

even hybrid car can only manage 20 - 40 km/l

Is it right normal petrol engine can achieved 165 km/l ?????????
Yes it is possible... These people drive their car in an inhuman way. These way of driving are just for competitions and not practical on daily driving. Read the story on how the winner achieve. XD
 

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they measure the fuel usage wrongly.

100km per liter.sheesh

even a modiefied viva which has been modified wit fuel saving items can get around 35km per liter.
 

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smthing wrong wif the figure issit..? tat's like rm1.80 or rm2.05 for 165 kilometers travelled....~~

POSSIBLE?

Ron95 = rm0.0109 per-kilometer
Ron97 = rm0.0124 per-kilometer

waaaa.....~~ *-* BLINK BLINK....~~
 

sta

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they must be driving at 1500 rpm in top gear, air con off, windows closed.
reduce weight by taking out spare tyre and rear seats.
 

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yeah...sure. achievable...but how valid is this for real world usage? i believe he also overinflated his tyres and was using energy saving tyres and even went as far as polishing his car before going for the run...the energy wasted on all the prep work doesnt justify the savings in petrol usage is what i think.

Tom...i think u got the FC usage upside down...higher KM/ltr is supposed to be lower FC while lower KM/ltr is higher FC....unless i read wrong cos my brains a little off from the boozing last nite hahahhaha!

i was thinking about it and i think if this were done in real life...the damage to the car would be more than the total savings in terms of energy savings...over-inflating tyres would mean uneven wear...changing gearsfrom N to D at speeds would mean more wear/tear...imgine the energy in producing the parts needed to replace them? the tyres? just my 2 cents...what u guys think?