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For many of us, traveling 900 kilometers means cost and multiple fuel pit stops; but for Ford Philippines, it spells “CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.” The Department of Energy (DOE) recently witnessed a fuel economy run of the all-new Focus, which spanned a total of 945 kilometers between Manila and Pangasinan and presented above satisfactory results.
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Who would have thought that a three-ton pick-up truck can actually get better mileage than a fun and frugal subcompact hatchback? Yes, that's right. In a recent fuel economy run supervised by the Department of Energy (DOE), the all-new Ford Ranger clocked up 1,623 kilometers on a single tank of fuel that averages an incredible 19.44 km/L. That's 0.44 km/L better than what the Ford Fiesta did in an similar run last year.
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fiestarun_fiesta1A month ago, Ford Group Philippines (FGP) went out on a mission to push the all-new Fiesta to its fuel feeding limits. Under the watchful eye of the Department of Energy (DOE), a fleet of Ford Fiestas set out on a 700 km fuel economy run to finally set the record straight and surprised by logging in an impressive 19 km/L run. But in the never ending quest for fuel economy, a special group of Fiesta fanatics was summoned to take up the challenge and do one better. 
 
At the crack of dawn, six 1.6L automatic Ford Fiesta's rolled out from Ford Balintawak to make the long journey to Ilocos Norte all vying for the most fuel-efficient drive. Driven by five media teams representing different automotive magazines, newspapers, TV programs, and websites with a select bunch from the Ford Club Philippines (FCP), all six Fiesta's adhered to strict factory specifications and were checked by duly designated and authorized Ford Service personnel. And just like in the first DOE run, security seal stickers were placed on the fuel lid, engine compartment, and aircon switches, which was set at level “1” for the entire duration of the drive.
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Words by Christopher Kho
 
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Since its launch a year ago, Ford has badged its fun-loving little Fiesta with the words “fuel efficient.” But with no official numbers to back-up the claim, we couldn't quite put our finger on how “fuel efficient” this small car really is. Now, as it celebrates is 1st birthday in the Philippines, the blue oval brand finally gets to put its foot where its mouth is. 
 
In a recent fuel economy run supervised by the Department of Energy (DOE), four of Ford's Fiesta's set out to prove just how fuel-frugal they can be. The challenge was to take a 700-kilometer expedition from Balintawak to Vigan and back on a single tank of gas. With the DOE keeping a watchful eye, all four Fiesta's were inspected, and its hoods, lift gates, and fuel gates were officially sealed before setting off. 
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The 2nd Petron Sprint 4T Endurance & Economy Run was given the green flag last February 05, 2011 with a field of 306 riders competing in eight classes.
 
While maintaining an emphasis on safety and proper adherence to public riding safety rules and regulations, the run required competitors to travel 750 kilometers with the most economical fuel consumption at the most reasonable time. Taking off from Petron-Diego Silang, the riders navigated through the roads leading to Valenzuela, Bulacan and then traversing McArthur Highway through the provinces of Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Benguet and Mountain Province. Nineteen designated Petron service stations along the route were utilized as official filling stations and checkpoints to verify that the participants followed the correct route and prescribed speed. The final checkpoint and finish line was located at the Petron service station in Kisad, Baguio City.  
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