Hyundai Heating Up Competition for Fuel Efficiency

Hyundai Heating Up Competition for Fuel Efficiency
On Tuesday Korean carmaker Hyundai stated, again, that improving fuel efficiency is a key objective driving its business. The company announced that at the end of each month it will publically release the fleet average fuel economy for the vehicles sold that month.
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Hyundai Accent Hybrid Engine
Hyundai Accent Hybrid Engine

Hyundai Nears 35 MPG Goal
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA – For the month of Jan. 2011, Hyundai said its sales-weighted CAFE level was 34.7 miles per gallon with a model year mix of 86 percent 2011 vehicles and 14 percent 2010 vehicles. Continue reading Hyundai Heating Up Competition for Fuel Efficiency

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Hyundai starts reporting fuel economy of cars sold monthly
That sales-weighted number serves as a yardstick for how close automakers are getting to the new federal fuel economy standard. Hyundai Motor America is adding to the plethora of monthly statistics it reports: the average mileage per gallon for the cars it has sold.
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Hyundai Starts Touting Fuel-Economy Gains by Sharing Monthly MPG Results
Hyundai Motor Co. , aiming to offer the most efficient U.S. vehicle line, began revealing overall fuel economy for its cars and light trucks based on monthly sales as regulators prepare to set tougher rules for automakers. Continue reading Lastest Hyundai Cars News

Hyundai i20 Starts Going To Europe!

Good things actually do happen to good people. This is why, after the Geneva Motor Show last month, the guys from Hyundai have decided to really get to work and release the remodelled i20 in Europe. Excellent!

The sales will begin on the 7th of May in the UK, the price ranging from £9,995 (the three-door 1.2 petrol Classic) to £14,295 (89hp 1.4 CRDi Style model).

For this price you will receive a Hyundai with redesigned bumper and taillights, a revised center console along the seats, soft-touch plastics and a 1.2-litre petrol engine. The latter element proves Hyundai´s upgrading to 84 HP, a better fuel economy (57.7mpg ) and only 114g/km CO2 emissions (from 119).

The newest version of i20 comes in 3 main trim levels: Classis (remote central locking, six air bags, air conditioning, ESP and Vehicle Stability Management), Active (15-inch alloys, Bluetooth with voice recognition, front fog lights, leather steering wheel and gear knob) and Style (16-inch wheels, automatic headlights, rain sensing front wipers and climate control).

Niiice. UK is so lucky!



One of Australia’s longest running car manufacturers has released the latest model in its series of sedans, the Holden Commodore VE II.

The Commodore has been among the nation’s favourite cars for some time, and the VE II offers a number of improvements on previous models. These are mostly located on the inside of the car and geared towards ease of use for the driver, and are provided at no extra cost.


One of the most notable upgrades from previous models is the introduction of new entertainment and navigational capabilities, which come in the form of the new Holden iQ system. Placed centrally on the dashboard, it features an LCD touchscreen which can provide satellite navigation, Bluetooth, stereo control, as well as a USB port for connecting iPods.

Another tweak sees the application of 3.0 litre V6 and 6.0 litre V8 engines, which will be the first Australian-made engines capable of running on E85. An environmentally friendly fuel comprising 85% ethanol, E85, has been on these shores for 3 years but only recently has it become more widespread. It will be available in up to 100 outlets in capital cities by the end of the year.
E85 gives off significantly fewer CO2 emissions (1) and should contribute positively to the battle against global warming (2). Holden estimates that emissions could be reduced by as much as 30% during an E85-run car’s lifecycle compared to a petrol-run car. Continue reading HOLDEN COMMODORE

2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback Review

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is powered by a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine that produces 138 hp and 123 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and an automated dual-clutch manual transmission (DCT) is available as an option. The DCT also includes steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. Estimated fuel economy is 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway and 32 mpg in combined driving for the manual transmission. The DCT is rated at 29/38/32 mpg.

2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

Built on a heavily revised Elantra platform, the front-wheel-drive Veloster is powered by a new 1.6-liter direct-injected inline-4 good for 138 horsepower. Buyers have the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a new six-speed automated dual-clutch transmission with shift paddles. It’s an impressive powertrain either way, with sprightly performance (the Veloster only weighs about 2,600 pounds) and an estimated 40 mpg on the highway. A 208-hp turbocharged four-cylinder Veloster is even expected next year. Continue reading 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback Review

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