Hi guys, I have just been looking at the review of a 2016 model Volkswagen Tiguan on YouTube in the states. The first thing I noticed was the mpg figure on the window information sheet on the dealers forecourt. The car had the 200hp 2.0 litre turbo charged Diesel engine and so had plenty of performance. The sheet stated -
City driving 21mpg
Freeway driving 26mpg
The sheet also went on to state how much extra money you could expect to spend on fuel over 5 years, compared to a car with average fuel consumption - $1750
What a refreshingly honest statement of the true mpg figure you could expect to get, as compared to the hugely overinflated, fraudulent clap trap figures that we get in this country (along with the rest of Europe I assume)
Presumably Volkswagen, along with the other car manufacturers in the states are forced to publish an accurate set of figures there, for fear of otherwise getting sued and massively fined.
I pretty much guarantee that you won't see those figures published alongside the same model car for sale in the UK.