U.S. fines Hyundai, Kia


WSJ: The Korean auto makers agreed to pay a combined penalty of $300 million for overstating fuel-economy claims.

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WSJ: The Korean auto makers agreed to pay a combined penalty of $300 million for overstating fuel-economy claims.

In November 2012, Hyundai admitted after an audit of its mileage claims by the EPA that it had overstated the fuel efficiency for about 1.2 million vehicles, or about a quarter of its 2011-2013 model vehicles sold in the U.S. The vehicles involved included popular models such as the Accent and Elantra compact cars, the sporty Veloster coupe and the Santa Fe sport utility. Kia admitted overstating mileage claims for its Rio and Soul models.

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