Hyundai Motor Co. said today it exaggerated the gas mileage of its redone Sonata vehicle in reputation material for the media.
South Korea's well known face of automobile giant said in a statement that it was an error that a speculative mileage figure from interior tests was incorporated in a presentation to news people.
The administration Friday said the mileage of the approaching Sonata was 12.1 kilometres for every litre (28.4 miles for every gallon) rather than the 12.6 kilometres for every litre (29.6 mpg) Hyundai said on March 4.
In 2012, Hyundai and its associate Kia Motors Corp. were found to have exaggerated gas mileage on 900,000 vehicles sold in the US. They consented to pay up to $ 395 million to shoppers as a major aspect of a settlement. At that point Hyundai faulted procedural lapses.
Meanwhile, Hyundai VP Hwang Chung-yul had touted the new family vehicle's efficiency, saying it was a 6 for every penny change from its ancestor's 11.9 kilometres, or 28 miles.
Hyundai said the error came about because of its exertion to emphasize the enhanced efficiency of the new Sonata, despite the fact that it was heavier than the past model. It apologized in a messaged articulation for not being more judicious.
Hyundai started accepting preorders for the patched up Sonata recently. It is planned to go discounted in South Korea later in the not so distant future.