31 Oct '16, 4am

Hyundai and Kia Make $41 Million Settlement With 33 States Over False MPG Claims

Hyundai and Kia Make $41 Million Settlement With 33 States Over False MPG Claims

Hyundai and Kia took another step toward ending penalties for overstating fuel economy with a $41 million settlement with 33 state attorneys general. This settlement comes four years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched an investigation over mileage claims made by Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motor Corp. The two automakers have been charged with overstating mpg by up to 6 mpg on its vehicles sold in the U.S. Parent company Hyundai has declined to admitting violations of any laws, but does acknowledge its responsibility to make accurate mileage statements. The latest settlement “recognizes that fuel economy is a consideration in many car-buying decisions, and (Hyundai) remains committed to being responsive to customer concerns about our revised fuel economy ratings,” said David Zuchowski of the company’s U.S. operations. The EPA investigation led to identifi...

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