It was a challenge organised by Sime Darby Auto ConneXion to see who could go the furthest distance on a single tank of diesel, in this case with the Ford Focus TDCi. Four media cars joined five customer vehicles over a three-day journey – which ended over the weekend – to see what could be achieved.

There was even a bit of national pride at stake: the participating media had the ASEAN Focus TDCi record of 1,200 km on a single tank – held by Ford Philippines – to contend with. In the end, two of the media cars smashed that record, the winning car clocking 1,365.6 km on a single 53 litre tank, with 67 km left on the distance to empty reading on the vehicle’s computer, with an average speed of 67 kph for the whole journey.

We were there (part of the winning team, no less!), and we’ll have the whole story for you as soon as we can find what’s left of our grey matter! Stay tuned.