This past Wednesday saw the adjustment of the petrol fuel. With an increase of R1 on 95 octane costing drivers R17,32 a litre.
This will force many people to perhaps reduce unnecessary travel while there’s the option of deploying a few tricks to counter the fuel price smack, like deploying economic driving styles, or purchasing a more fuel efficient vehicle.
Here are some of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the market right now:
- Ford Fiesta 1.5 TDCi – 3.3 litres /100km quoted
- Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo – A claimed consumption of 4.3 litres / 100km
- Renault Captur dCi Dynamique – 3.6 litres/100km
- Fiat Panda 0.9 TwinAir Easy – 4.2 litres/100km
ONE YEAR OF LOCKDOWN LATER, HERE’S HOW VEHICLE SALES ARE LOOKING
In March 2020, the new vehicle market plummeted 29.7% compared to March 2019 to record just 33 545 sales. One year later, the resilient industry is fighting a hard recovery.
March 2021 sales put one of their best feet forward. According to Naamsa, the Automotive Business Council, March sales recorded 44 217 new vehicle sales.
Compared to March last year, this represents a 31.8% increase in sales year-on-year.