Three Musketeers tested the mileage efficiency of the Mahindra-Renault Logan on one of India’s busiest highways – the National Highway 8 between Delhi and Mumbai. Cartrade.com brings you the complete story from Overdrive Magazine where the team drove from Delhi to Ahmedabad to clock the record fuel efficiency of Mahindra Renault Logan.
The four-lane highway posed its threats and opportunities as the team starts at the wee hours in Delhi to avoid the capital’s daylight traffic snarls. Later in the day, it drives past two states and crosses the border. Read the story that brings you small and fascinating incidents where the team tries to maintain the speed and revs to clock the best mileage in the single fuel tank fill.
The team encounters border traffic jams, angry drivers, mad truck drivers as its crusades smoothly towards Ahmedabad from New Delhi on a Sunday in August 2007. Despite traffic jams in Udaipur and Kishangarh, the team tries hard to maintain the speed to clock the best mileage. Peak performance brings its own connotations and the OVERDRIVE team manages to get 30.36kmpl mileage with Logan’s 1.5 Litre DCI Engine. Surprisingly, the Logan’s engine does not take more than a minute to warm up to the cold weather to give the best efficiency. The European styling of interiors in the Logan offered sufficient lumbar support to the drivers on such a long drive.
The team chose to do away with air-conditioning and use the electronics to the minimum. Enjoy the scintillating story by Overdrive’s team as it drives from Delhi to Ahmedabad without music or air-conditioning and gets the best average mileage of 30.36kmpl.