Hyundai Sells 100,000th 40 MPG Vehicle

COSTA MESA, Calif.– Hyundai has sold its 100,000th 40 MPG vehicle, outpacing the rest of the automotive industry. As of June, 40 percent of Hyundai’s sales volume topped 40 mpg highway fuel economy. Their ongoing plan is to sell four 40 MPG models this year: the Elantra, Sonata Hybrid, Accent, and the upcoming Veloster.

“Hyundai aims to be the fuel economy leader and our ‘4 x 40’ strategy is accelerating our overall fuel economy improvement, which now tops 35 mpg across the entire lineup,” said Hyundai America’s CEO John Krafcik. “But we really see 40 mpg as a starting point. We committed to at least 50 mpg corporate average fuel economy by 2025 and remain the only automaker to set our sights so high. Using a mix of technologies to improve the efficiency of our standard, internal combustion engine vehicles, combined with the smart application of hybrid technology, we believe we are on the right path.”

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