More Automakers May Have to Adjust MPG Claims

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Executive and analysts in the automotive industry believe that Hyundai and Kia may not be the only automakers recalling their fuel economy figures.

At the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai opened its press conference by addressing the overstatement of its vehicles fuel economy figures, and other automakers are admitting the issue has them concerned. Vice President of Nissan, Al Castignetti, believes every manufacturers went back and said to themselves, “are these real numbers?”

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Of course automakers feel confident that their fuel economy figures are accurate, but it’s hard to deny that the concern isn’t there. Recently, Ford has been in the spotlight with claims that the American automaker’s new hybrids are not achieving the fuel economy that the EPA estimates.

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As for Hyundai, it believes that the admission has not affected sales, though its compensation campaign could cost it $100 million a year until the vehicles are off the road. The bigger concern is whether or not consumers will start losing trust in automakers.

[Source: Automotive News]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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