Hyundai and Kia Initiate Voluntary Program to Adjust Fuel Economy Ratings on Select Vehicles

Posted on 02. Nov, 2012 by in Kia Canada

HYUNDAI AND KIA INITIATE VOLUNTARY PROGRAM
TO ADJUST FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS ON SELECT VEHICLES

Automakers’ Average Fuel Economy Rating Reduced 3 Percent;
Affected Vehicle Owners to be Compensated


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    ORANGE COUNTY, Nov. 2 – Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America now announced that, following discussions with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they are willingly adjusting a fuel economy ratings for approximately 900,000, or 35 percent of, 2011-13 indication year vehicles sole by Oct 31, 2012.

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    Procedural errors during a automakers’ corner contrast operations in Korea led to improper fuel economy ratings for name automobile lines. As partial of Hyundai/Kia’s visual actions, a fuel economy ratings for vehicles now in showrooms are being willingly relabeled. With these changes, a 2012 Hyundai/Kia swift fuel economy turn is reduced by an normal of 3 percent from 27 to 26 MPG.

    “I unequivocally apologize to all influenced Hyundai and Kia customers, and we bewail these errors occurred,” pronounced Dr. W. C. Yang, arch record officer of Hyundai/Kia investigate and development. “Following adult on a EPA’s review results, we have taken evident movement to make a required rating changes and routine corrections.”

    Both companies are putting in place a extensive payment module for influenced stream and former automobile owners to cover a additional fuel costs compared with a fuel economy rating change. Customers will accept a personalized withdraw label that will repay them for their disproportion in a EPA sum fuel economy rating, formed on a fuel cost in their area and their possess tangible miles driven. In addition, as an confirmation of a nuisance this might cause, we will supplement an additional 15 percent to a payment amount. Current owners will be means to modernise their withdraw label for as prolonged as they possess a vehicle. Prior owners of influenced vehicles who have already sole their cars will also be reimbursed regulating a same formula. For some-more information about payment and a finish list of authorised vehicles, business can revisit www.HyundaiMPGinfo.com and www.KiaMPGinfo.com.

    The fuel economy rating discrepancies resulted from procedural errors during a routine called “coastdown” contrast during a companies’ corner contrast operations in Korea. Coastdown contrast simulates aerodynamic drag, tire rolling insurgency and drivetrain frictional waste and provides a technical information used to module a exam dynamometers that beget EPA fuel economy ratings. Affected vehicles and their before-and-after EPA estimates are shown in a attachment.

    Hyundai and Kia will continue to allege improvements in fuel potency by record and innovation, and continue to entirely support a new rulemaking released by EPA and a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    “Given a significance of fuel potency to all of us, we’re intensely contemptible about these errors,” pronounced John Krafcik, boss and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “When we contend to Hyundai owners, “We’ve got your back,’ that’s an declaration we don’t take lightly. We’re going to make this right for everyone, and we’ll be some-more driven than ever to safeguard a vehicles broach superb fuel economy.”

    “As a customer-focused organization, we are entirely committed to providing consumers with finish and accurate information, and deeply bewail a errors were made,” pronounced Byung Mo Ahn, organisation boss and CEO, Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. “Our payment module is dictated to safeguard that all influenced Kia business fast accept satisfactory compensation.”

    HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
    Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a auxiliary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed via a United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sole and serviced by some-more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sole in a U.S. are lonesome by a Hyundai Assurance program, that includes a 5-year/60,000-mile entirely negotiable new automobile warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and 5 years of nominal Roadside Assistance. Information about Hyundai Motor America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a website www.hyundai.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.hyundainews.com.

    KIA MOTORS AMERICA
    Kia Motors America is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner” of a NBA and LPGA. In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies1 in a U.S. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.

    Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a website www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.


    1 Based on 5-year accumulative expansion between 12-month sell sales for durations finale Sep 2007 and Sep 2012 of all U.S. automotive brands.

    HYUNDAI FUEL ECONOMY ESTIMATES

    Current Fuel Economy Label
    (MPG)

    Modified Fuel Economy Label
    (MPG)

    City
    Hwy
    Combined
    City
    Hwy
    Combined

    2011 Models

    Elantra

    A-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    29
    40
    33
    28
    38
    32

    M-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    29
    40
    33
    28
    38
    32
    Sonata HEV

    35
    40
    37
    34
    39
    36
    2012 Models

    Accent

    A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    30
    40
    33
    28
    37
    31

    M-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    30
    40
    34
    28
    37
    32
    Azera

    A-6, 3.3L, 6cyl
    20
    29
    23
    20
    28
    23
    Elantra

    A-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    29
    40
    33
    28
    38
    32

    M-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    29
    40
    33
    28
    38
    32
    Genesis

    A-8, 3.8L, 6cyl
    19
    29
    22
    18
    28
    22

    A-8, 4.6L, 8cyl
    17
    26
    20
    16
    25
    19

    A-8, 5.0L, 8cyl
    17
    26
    20
    17
    25
    20

    (R-Spec) A-8, 5.0L, 8cyl
    16
    25
    19
    16
    25
    18
    Sonata HEV

    35
    40
    37
    34
    39
    36
    Tucson 2WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    23
    31
    26
    22
    29
    25

    M-5, 2.0L, 4cyl
    20
    27
    23
    20
    26
    22

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    22
    32
    25
    21
    30
    25
    Tucson 4WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    21
    28
    23
    20
    27
    23
    Veloster

    AM-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    29
    38
    32
    27
    35
    30

    M-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    28
    40
    32
    27
    37
    31
    2013 Models

    Accent

    A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    30
    40
    33
    28
    37
    31

    M-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    30
    40
    34
    28
    37
    32
    Azera

    A-6, 3.3L, 6cyl
    20
    30
    24
    20
    29
    23
    Elantra

    A-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    29
    40
    33
    28
    38
    32

    M-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    29
    40
    33
    28
    38
    32

    A-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    30
    40
    34
    28
    38
    32
    Elantra Coupe

    A-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    28
    39
    32
    27
    37
    31

    M-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    29
    40
    33
    28
    38
    32
    Elantra GT

    A-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    28
    39
    32
    27
    37
    30

    M-6, 1.8L, 4cyl
    27
    39
    31
    26
    37
    30
    Genesis

    A-8, 3.8L, 6cyl
    19
    29
    22
    18
    28
    22

    (R-Spec) A-8, 5.0L, 8cyl
    16
    25
    19
    16
    25
    18
    Santa Fe Sport 2WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl (*T)
    21
    31
    25
    20
    27
    23

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    22
    33
    26
    21
    29
    24
    Santa Fe Sport 4WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl (*T)
    20
    27
    22
    19
    24
    21

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    21
    28
    23
    20
    26
    22
    Tucson 2WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    23
    31
    26
    22
    29
    25

    M-5, 2.0L, 4cyl
    20
    27
    23
    20
    26
    22

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    22
    32
    25
    21
    30
    25
    Tucson 4WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    21
    28
    23
    20
    27
    23
    Veloster

    AM-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    29
    40
    33
    28
    37
    31

    A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl (*T)
    25
    34
    29
    24
    31
    28

    M-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    28
    40
    32
    27
    37
    31

    M-6, 1.6L, 4cyl (*T)
    26
    38
    30
    24
    35
    28

    KIA FUEL ECONOMY ESTIMATES

    Current Fuel Economy Label
    (MPG)

    Modified Fuel Economy Label
    (MPG)

    2011 Models

    Optima HEV

    35
    40
    37
    34
    39
    36
    2012 Models

    Rio

    A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    30
    40
    33
    28
    36
    31

    M-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    30
    40
    34
    29
    37
    32
    Sorento 2WD

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl (*GDI)
    22
    32
    25
    21
    30
    24
    Sorento 4WD

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl (*GDI)
    21
    28
    23
    20
    26
    22
    Soul

    A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    27
    35
    30
    25
    30
    27

    M-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    27
    35
    30
    25
    30
    27

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    26
    34
    29
    23
    28
    25

    M-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    26
    34
    29
    24
    29
    26
    Soul ECO

    A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    29
    36
    32
    26
    31
    28

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    27
    35
    30
    24
    29
    26
    Sportage 2WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl (*T)
    22
    29
    24
    21
    28
    24

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    22
    32
    25
    21
    30
    25

    M-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    21
    29
    24
    20
    27
    23
    Sportage 4WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl (*T)
    21
    26
    23
    20
    25
    22

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    21
    28
    24
    20
    27
    23
    Optima HEV

    35
    40
    37
    34
    39
    36
    2013 Models

    Rio

    A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    30
    40
    33
    28
    36
    31

    M-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    30
    40
    34
    29
    37
    31

    (Eco) A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    31
    40
    34
    30
    36
    32
    Sorento 2WD

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl (*SIDI)
    22
    32
    25
    21
    30
    24
    Sorento 4WD

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl (*GDI)
    21
    28
    23
    20
    26
    22
    Soul

    A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    27
    35
    30
    25
    30
    27

    M-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    27
    35
    30
    25
    30
    27

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    26
    34
    29
    23
    28
    25

    M-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    26
    34
    29
    24
    29
    26
    Soul ECO

    A-6, 1.6L, 4cyl
    29
    36
    32
    26
    31
    28

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    27
    35
    30
    24
    29
    26
    Sportage 2WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl (*T)
    22
    29
    24
    21
    28
    24

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    22
    32
    25
    21
    30
    25

    M-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    21
    29
    24
    20
    27
    23
    Sportage 4WD

    A-6, 2.0L, 4cyl
    21
    26
    23
    20
    25
    22

    A-6, 2.4L, 4cyl
    21
    28
    24
    20
    27
    23

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