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Anthony Crawford and I are setting off on a bit of a challenge tomorrow morning, we will be driving a bright red manual Hyundai i30cw diesel from Anthony’s house in Sydney to my house in Brisbane, a distance of exactly 934 kilometres.

By Alborz Fallah

According to the Hyundai’s official fuel efficiency figures, the manual variant can manage a rating of 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres on the ADR combined cycle, or 4.3L/100km for highway driving.

With a 53 litre fuel tank, the 1.6-litre CRDi engine has a theoretical range in excess of 1000km, but as we all know, real world fuel economy figures tend to differ to those listed by manufacturers and hence the challenge.

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Anthony believes it will be possible to drive all the way to my front door on one tank, I think we will be pushing it. The idea is to only stop to swap drivers and continue driving until the car runs out of fuel or we arrive at my house.

We will be updating live as we go, so check back tomorrow to see if we’ve made it.




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