Marketing materials given to Korean media misstated fuel figures for redesigned model

It seems Hyundai is up to their old tricks with regards to fuel economy figures. However, this time the company has corrected itself before the new car is debuted to the public.

The redesigned Sonata, due to be shown at the New York International Auto Show next month, was initially teased to Korean press with materials stating a six percent improvement in fuel economy, giving it a rating of 12.6 km/L (7.9 L/100 km). However, after government testing, only a two percent increase was realized.

The automaker has corrected itself and apologized. But, this does not seem like a good start for the new 2015 Sonata before it even hits store shelves considering Hyundai’s history.

[Source: Automotive News via AutoGuide]

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