Tests show cars are dirtier and thirstier than promised

By Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
Updated February 21 2024 - 1:15pm, first published 1:10pm
Another 13 cars have been tested in real-world conditions by the Australian Automobile Association. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)
Another 13 cars have been tested in real-world conditions by the Australian Automobile Association. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)

Popular cars are burning more petrol and creating more pollution than promised in Australia, with the latest real-world test results showing some vehicles use as much as 20 per cent more fuel than disclosed to motorists.

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