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Toyota takes overall honours in EnergyWise Rally

6 November 2004

Toyota takes overall honours in EnergyWise Rally 2004

The Toyota team celebrates

The Toyota Prius hybrid of Chris Amon and Sarah Burke has taken outright victory in EnergyWise Rally 2004 with the remarkable fuel consumption figure of 4.02L / 100km (70.3 mpg). Second place overall was a dead heat between the similar car of Brian Cowan and Rachael Tucker (Miss Earth NZ), and the Daihatsu Charade of Jacqui Madelin and Naomi Wiggins.

Finishing in Auckland last night after 1619 kilometres of challenging driving conditions around the North Island, the event produced extremely close results in a number of classes.

The EnergyWise Driver Award, which was presented to the driver team which improved on their car’s official comsumption figure by the greatest percentage, was a dead heat between The Shaun Summerfield / Craig Allan Honda Accord Euro and the Mazda6 of Gavin Shaw and Roger Russell.

The small car class was won by the Madelin / Wiggins Charade from the Honda Jazz manual of Neil Johns and Alan Strong, with the Honda Jazz automatic of Paul Berridge and Stewart Park coming in third. The compact car class was another hybrid benefit, with the Honda Civic hybrids of Grant Aitken and Elli Bloomfield (Miss Earth NZ runner-up) and Rob and Sue Maetzig finishing first and second. Third was the Honda Civic sedan of John McMillan and Mike Stephens, which won the award for the best conventional petrol car in this class.

In the medium / executive car class the Priuses came in first and second, with the Summerfield / Allan Honda Accord Euro taking out the conventional petrol car prize. Allan Dick and Keri Ashton-Reid won the large / luxury car class in their Mercedes-Benz S320 TDi, with the second-placed Honda Accord V6 of Glenn and Helen Johnstone receiving the award for the best petrol car.

Medium lifestyle / leisure vehicles was won by Sean and Ray Willmot in the Honda Odyssey from the Honda CR-V of Jocelyn and Ken Watkin and the Hyundai Tucson of Quentin Drain and Mark Harrison. The Hyundai Terracan diesel of Richard Edwards and Helen Erikson won the large lifestyle / Leisure vehicles class from Trevor Hudson and Jim Stewart’s Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 diesel, with the Ford Territory of Richard Bosselman and David Linklater taking the prize for the best petrol vehicle.

One of the surprises of the event was the performance of the commercial vans, which produced remarkably low consumption figures despite carrying a 500kg payload. The Mercedes-Benz Vito of Jon Addison and Sandy Myhre won this class from the Volkswagen Transporter T5 of Philip West and Peter Freestone.

A highlight of the event was the participation of Olympic Gold Medallists Barbara Kendall and Hamish Carter, who shared the driving of a Hyundai Getz running on a 10% ethanol / petrol blend.

Detailed results follow

L/100 CO2adjusted class overall Drivers km mpg L/100 mpg rank rank Class A. Small cars

Daihatsu Charade Madelin / Wiggins 4.39 64.3 1 2= Honda Jazz M Johns / Strong 4.85 58.2 2 4 Honda Jazz A Berridge / Park 5.09 55.6 3 6= Hyundai Getz Kilburn / Wilson 5.38 52.5 4 9 Skoda Fabia RS Bishoff / Zwart / 4.79 59.0 5.45 51.8 5 10 Sims / Blair Ford Fiesta Cooper / Cooper 5.52 51.1 6 11 Lotus Elise Walton / Nevinson 5.69 49.7 7 12= Hyundai Getz (ethanol) Staley / Kendall / Hagen5.86 48.2 5.28 53.5 NA* NA* Carter / Langham Hyundai Getz diesel Thomson / Thomson 4.18 67.5 4.77 59.3 NA* NA*

Class B. Compact cars

Honda Civic Hybrid Aitken / Bloomfield 4.99 56.6 1 5 Honda Civic Hybrid Maetzig / Maetzig 5.09 55.5 2 6= Peugeot 307 HDi Anderson / Anderson 4.61 61.3 5.25 53.9 3 8 Honda Civic Sedan# McMillan / Stephens 5.67 49.8 4 12 Mitsubishi Lancer Roestenburg /Robinson 5.83 48.4 5 14= Honda Civic Hatch Askew / Meyer 5.86 48.2 6 15 VW Golf TDi Drake / Tupp 5.22 54.2 5.94 47.6 7 16 Toyota Corolla Lester / Langridge / 6.28 45.0 8 17= O’Connor Honda Integra S McAndrew / Morris 6.61 42.8 9 20

Class C. Medium / Executive cars

Toyota Prius Amon / Burke 4.02 70.3 1 1 Toyota Prius Cowan / Tucker 4.39 64.4 2 2= Honda Accord Euro M# Summerfield / Allan 6.29 44.9 3 17= Mazda6 Shaw / Russell 6.57 43.0 4 19 Honda Accord Euro A McKendry / McKendry 6.70 42.1 5 21 Peugeot 407 Booth / Mitchel 7.03 40.2 6 22

Class D. Large / Luxure cars

M-Benz S320 CDi Dick / Ashton-Reid 6.46 43.7 7.36 38.4 1 23 Honda Accord V6# Johnston / Johnston 7.66 36.9 2 25= Holden Commodore VZ Ali / Grove / Kuschel 8.24 34.3 3 30 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Doull / Wilson 9.75 29.0 4 33

Class E. Medium Lifestyle / Leisure vehicles

Honda Odyssey Willmot / Willmot 7.62 37.1 1 24 Honda CR-V Watkin / Watkin 8.02 35.2 2 28 Hyundai Tucson Drain / Harrison 8.05 35.1 3 29

Class F. Large Lifestyle / Leisure vehicles

Hyundai Terracan Edwards / Erikson 7.29 38.8 8.30 34.0 1 31 VW Touareg 2.5 Hudson / Stewart 8.25 34.2 9.40 30.1 2 32 Ford Territory# Bosselman / Linklater 10.21 27.7 3 34

# Winner of class petrol category * Not eligible for ranking (vehicle or fuel not commercially available)

Class G. Commercial vans

M-Benz Vito Addison / Myhre 6.72 42.0 7.65 36.9 1 25= VW Transporter T5 West / Freestone 6.96 40.6 7.93 35.6 2 27

EnergyWise Driver award

% improvement on official consumption

1= Summerfield / Allan Honda Accord Euro M 31 1= Shaw / Russell Mazda6 31 3 McAndrew / Morris Honda Integra S 30 4 Johnstone / Johnstone Honda Accord V6 28 5 McKendry / McKendry Honda Accord Euro A 27 6 Ali / Grove / Kuschel Holden Commodore VZ 26 7= Addison / Myhre Mercedes-Benz Vito 24.5 7= Doull / Wilson Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo 24.5 9= Roestenburg / Robinson Mitsubishi Lancer 23 9= Walton / Nevinson Lotus Elise 23


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