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Volkswagen PH culminates Fuel Eco Fun Run series with Battle of Champions

Volkswagen PH culminates Fuel Eco Fun Run series with Battle of Champions
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All the winners from the past three legs of the Volkswagen Fuel Eco Fun Run went head to head last May 19 as VW Philippines, in partnership with Shell Companies in the Philippines, held the “Battle of Champions,” the final leg of the Eco Fun Run series. This time, however, the participants were given different vehicle assignments from their last runs.

The championship leg started from the Shell station in South Luzon Expressway. The convoy of three units each of the Polo Sedan 1.6 TDI (MT), Polo Hatchback 1.6 MPI (AT), and Tiguan 2.0 TDI (AT) weaved their way through normal driving situations—with air condition units turned on, following standard traffic rules and normal road circumstances. The route, with a total distance of 139.9 kilometers, took the teams to the entire stretch of STAR tollway then looped back to SLEX (Eton Exit) before finally reaching Shell station in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa City for the fuel efficiency measurements, which were duly witnessed by Department of Energy Officer Joan Sotelo.

The champions of the final leg received prizes from VW President and CEO John Philip Orbeta and Shell Companies in the Philippines Country Chairman Edgar Chua.

“In the past three legs, we were quite amazed by the numbers we achieved, and in this championship round, we once again reinforced the fuel efficiency of our VW models,” Orbeta said during the awarding.

Noteworthy fuel efficiency records from previous legs were logged for the Polo Sedan 1.6 TDI (MT) at 30.47 km/l; Jetta 2.0 TDI (MT) at 29.47 km/l; and, Tiguan 2.0 TDI (AT) at 27.39 km/l.

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