Hyundai and Kia Aim For 25 percent Better Fuel Economy by 2020

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Hyundai and Kia Aim For 25 percent Better Fuel Economy by 2020

You can’t knock the hustle of Hyundai and Kia, just days after the Korean automakers were forced to pay an unprecedented amount of money for false MPG reports, the duo have announced that they’re looking to improve their fuel numbers substantially.

Specifically, the Korean automakers are targeting a twenty-five percent improvement by the year 2020. The plan is to cut weight of key models, start using more advanced transmissions, develop next-generation engines and even use more turbo-charged engines.

“In the first half of this year, group chairman Chung Mong-koo ordered to secure world-leading competitiveness in fuel economy by 2020,” Hyundai said in a statement.

Additionally, there are rumors that a new compact, hybrid vehicle is on the way from Hyundai and a plug-in hybrid version of the Sonata sedan will debut next year as part of efforts to bolster its eco-credentials.

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  • hp79

    Hyundai should invest in real technology advancement like Mazda’s SkyActiv. High compression ratio, special piston head design, 4-2-1 manifold, overall structural advancement. Refined handling (at least in the mid/low end models) is also one thing that really lacks in Hyundai.