Hyundai apologizes for inflating fuel economy

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Hyundai and Kia has a bit of a track record when it comes to overstating fuel efficiency of its vehicles. The overstating fuel efficiency of some of their vehicles on window stickers costed the companies around $400 million combined.

Hyundai admitted and apologized that it overstated the fuel efficiency claims of one of its vehicles in press materials, which was the Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai claimed that the Sonata’s actual mileage was 28.4 miles per gallon rather than the stated 29.6.

The error was acknowledged on March 4th. Fortunately, the erroneous fuel efficiency claims were not on the window stickers of vehicles sold to consumers.

[Source: Washington Post]