There are several benefits to owning a fuel efficient car in a country like Singapore. Aside from the fact that you can lower your petrol costs, the Singapore government also provides a scheme in which car owners can qualify for rebates when buying a new fuel efficient car. The Carbon Emissions-Based Scheme (CEVS) is offset against the car’s Additional Registration Fee (ARF) payable. This encourages car buyers to shift to lower emission models. These financial benefits not only allow for better savings but also reduce your vehicle’s carbon emissions. Continental fuel efficient cars provide owners with these benefits along with the comfort and style that comes with a continental brand.
There are a variety of factors that go into a car’s fuel efficiency such as its aerodynamics, low emissions, engine type, speed, and the size and weight of the vehicle. For the purpose of this article, we will use the litres consumed per kilometre as a basis for the vehicle’s fuel economy. Here are the 7 top fuel efficient continental cars:
1. Audi A1 Sportback 1.0 TFSI (PI) Petrol – $122,850 (inclusive of COE and CEVS rebate)
The Audi A1 Sportback 1.0 is a high quality compact vehicle with 3 cylinder inline petrol powered engine. It has an impressive fuel economy consuming only 22.7km per litre. With carbon emissions at 102 CO2 g/km, the Audi A1 Sportback is qualified for the CEVS rebate of $15,000.
2. Opel Astra Hatchback 1.0 AT Petrol – $109,888 (inclusive of COE and CEVS rebate)
It doesn’t come as a surprise that the Opel Astra Hatchback 1.0 Automatic recently won the European Car of the Year for 2016. Its spacious interiors and impressive 3 cylinder engine can get a fuel economy of 23.3km per litre. Plus, the carbon emissions of the Opel Astra are much lower than the Audi A1 by averaging 99 CO2 grams per kilometres. If you are thinking of getting this continental compact, you can get a rebate of $14,580 from your ARF.
3. Volkswagen Polo GP 1.2 TSI AT 6C13EZ SR LED – $108,900 (inclusive of COE and CEVS rebate)
The Volkswagen Polo GP 1.2 TSI is another great choice for Singaporeans. Apart from its affordability, it’s a powerful continental hatchback that is ideal for city driving. Its 7 speed transmission has a fuel economy of 18.9km per litre which it reduces its carbon emissions to 109 CO2 grams per km. It falls under the A3 banding of the CEVS which means that buyers can get $10,000 off their ARF.
4. Citroën C4 1.2 PureTech EAT6 Petrol – $110,988 (inclusive of COE and CEVS rebate)
The French car brand, Citroën, may not be a particularly popular brand in Singapore. But the Citroën C4 1.2 is a very fuel efficient car that is definitely worth a second look. With 20.4 km per litre, fuel consumption almost rivals the Volkswagen Golf. The Citroën C4 also qualifies for the CEVS A3 rebate of $10,000 with its 113 CO2 grams per kilometre carbon emissions.
5. BMW 116D 5DR Hatchback DSC LED Diesel – $133,800 (inclusive of COE and CEVS rebate)
The BMW 116D 5DR Hatchback is the only diesel car on this list. It has a 3-cylinder engine and an 8 speed transmission. With fuel consumption at 24.4 km per litre, this BMW can save you a few trips from the gasoline station. It also qualifies for a $15,000 CEVS rebate under the A2 banding with its carbon emissions at 96 CO2 grams per kilometre.
6. Volvo V40 T2 (A) Petrol – $145,000 (inclusive of COE and CEVS rebate)
Volvo has a reputation for producing very premium and reliable vehicles and the V40 is no exception. It’s a 6-speed compact continental that has a fuel consumption of just 18.2km per litre. It still qualifies for $5,000 CEVS rebate with 129 CO2 g/km under the A4 branding.
7. Mercedes-Benz A180 FL Style (R17 HLG) Petrol – $139,888 (inclusive of COE and CEVS rebate)
Elegant yet compact makes the A180 stand out on the road. This compact hatchback has a 4 cylinder inline turbocharged engine. Running on petrol, fuel consumption on average is 18.5 km per litre. The A180 qualifies for the $5,000 CEVS rebate with 126 CO2 g/km under the A4 banding.
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These vehicles are sure to save on your petrol consumption. Check out our previous blog post on ways you can lower your petrol costs for more car petrol tips. Prices quoted above are taken from SGCarMart.com. Do note that the images and videos may vary from the actual car models available in Singapore.
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