Saturday, November 10, 2012

Hyundai, Kia Face Lawsuit in Wake of Mileage Misrepresentations


On November 2, the Environmental Protection Agency released the results of an investigation that conflicted with the advertised mileage on Hyundai and Kia cars in the United States. Auto News reports that plaintiffs are seeking “$775 million in compensation for owners who say resale values have been damaged by the companies’ inflated fuel-economy figures.” With the gas mileage of vehicles such as the Hyundai Elantra under scrutiny, auto shoppers looking for honest fuel economy in the Skyactiv line of Mazda vehicles.


We posted an article on October 30th that compared the Hyundai Elantra with the Mazda3 Hatchback carried out by AutoGuide.com. Taking into account the recent news coming out of Hyundai, the Mazda3 has gained traction in the fuel efficient market by being able to achieve an official gas mileage reaching 40 mpg with the Skyactiv-G 2.0 liter gasoline engine. Hyundai and Kia will be forced to change their reported gas mileage to reflect what the EPA has concluded on their fuel efficiency. For more information about the fuel efficient line of Skyactiv Mazda vehicles, visit SportMazdaOrlando.com to learn how a Mazda Expert can demonstrate, in person, the fuel saving power of Skyactiv.