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The importance of fuel efficient vehicles is simple – saving money. A fuel efficient automobile makes perfect sense especially on the African soil where the economy is not as favoring as it is with most developed countries the world over. Most, if not all, vehicles in Africa use fossil fuel, not that other fuels have taken over the other parts of the world. Unfortunately, the supply of diesel or petrol is met with many hindrances like high taxes and fluctuating world prices. Thus the only solution is to choose fuel efficient vehicles that will save users a boatload of money in the long run as well as keep the transport cost low.
Japanese vehicle manufacturers are working round the clock to improve their brands for competition purposes, for the reduction of vehicle maintenance costs and for less environmental pollution. Prior to the big shift from fossil fuel to electric/hybrids or solar powered vehicles, the best way to reduce the amount of money spent on fueling cars has been the manufacture of vehicles with increased mpg (miles per gallon) that will contribute a great deal in fuel economy.
Below are some of the vehicles that are built for saving money in relation to fuel.
This is the pride of Toyota in terms of fuel economy. The Toyota Prius is a combination of style, luxury, comfort, and fuel efficiency. For people who travel an average of 100 kilometers in a day around the urban regions of Africa, then the Prius is the vehicle for them. With a combination of city and highway mileage of 35km/liter, the Prius makes it to the top among the best fuel efficient vehicles of today.
Honda Civic Hybrid
The Honda stable can boast of their invention because of the fuel efficiency. The Honda Civic is probably Toyota’s neck to neck rival in producing vehicles that save fuel, are low maintenance and consequently save money. For one liter, the civic can do 31 kilometers of a combo city-highway drive. This hybrid vehicle provides an option for the section of the African market that prefers something different from the more common Toyota brands. In addition to fuel efficiency, the sedan comes in a sport-ish look which makes it a love for many African drivers.
These are just a few of the many fuel efficient vehicles that Japan is committed to manufacturing for Africa and the world at large. Other brands are, Toyota Camry, Toyota Vitz , Fielder and many more. The fact that Africa is in a bid to improve its economy makes fuel efficient vehicles an important factor in the market.