Honda Jazz sets new world fuel economy record of 95mpg

The world record for fuel economy in a petrol car has been broken by a team of drivers in a Honda Jazz. The voyage took the supermini from Lands End to John O'Groats on a single tank of fuel, averaging 95mpg and smashing the previous world record of 71mpg.

The 844-mile journey took a marathon 26 hours, with the Jazz achieving an average speed of 40mph. The car was driven by BBC South transport correspondent Paul Clifton and researcher Fergal McGrath, while support was provided by an AA patrol vehicle which also served to adjudicate the record attempt.