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Hyundai ranked as top auto manufacturer in fuel efficiency, CO2 emissions

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March 14, 2012—Hyundai Motor America was recently ranked as the top auto manufacturer regarding 2010 model year vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2011 Light-Duty Automotive and Fuel Economy Trends Report.

According to the EPA 2011 Trends Report, Hyundai’s 2010 model year vehicles achieved an adjusted fuel economy rating of 27 miles per gallon, and an adjusted composite CO2 emissions performance of 329 grams per mile.

Hyundai said this is the second time since 2008 that the company has been ranked number one in both the fuel economy and CO2 emissions categories.

The EPA 2011 Trends Report also indicates that Hyundai will maintain the top ranking for fuel economy with its 2011 model year vehicles. Forecasts show that Hyundai will achieve an adjusted fuel economy rating of 27.5 miles per gallon.

"The 2011 EPA data demonstrates Hyundai's commitment to fuel economy leadership and validates the effectiveness of our Blue Drive strategy," said John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. "We are committed to developing a suite of smart fuel-efficient strategies—from hybrids to new solutions in high-technology gasoline vehicles. Gas prices are expected to hit record highs this summer and consumers are looking for ways to cut back on fuel costs with cars that offer improved fuel economy. Through innovations such as light-weight steel, direct injection technology, turbocharging and advanced transmissions, we are able to improve the efficiency and performance of all our vehicles, allowing us to achieve best-in-class fuel economy and emissions levels for the Hyundai brand."

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