Breaking News

Tweet TWEET

Hyundai and Kia Initiate Program to Adjust Fuel Consumption Ratings on Select Vehicles

Hyundai and Kia Initiate Program to Adjust Fuel Consumption Ratings on Select 
Vehicles 
Automakers' Average Fuel Consumption Rating Increased by 0.3 L/100km; Affected 
Vehicle Owners to be Compensated 
TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. and Kia Canada Inc. 
today announced that they are correcting the fuel consumption ratings for 
approximately 172,000 vehicles sold between 2010 and 2012. 
Procedural errors at the automakers' joint testing operations in Korea led to 
incorrect fuel consumption ratings for select vehicle lines. As a result of 
the corrections, Hyundai/Kia average combined fleet fuel consumption ratings 
are increased for the 2013 model year by 0.3 litres per 100 kilometres. 
"I sincerely apologize to all affected Hyundai and Kia customers, and I regret 
these errors occurred," said Dr. W. C. Yang, Chief Technology Officer of 
Hyundai/Kia research and development. "Following up on the EPA's 
(Environmental Protection Agency) audit results, we have taken immediate 
action to make the necessary rating changes and process corrections." The U.S. 
EPA certification is accepted by Environment Canada for auto imports into 
Canada. 
Both companies are putting in place a comprehensive reimbursement program for 
affected current and former vehicle owners to cover the additional fuel costs 
associated with the fuel consumption rating change. Customers will receive a 
personalized, pre-paid credit card that will reimburse them for their 
difference in the combined fuel consumption rating, based on the average fuel 
price in their region and their own actual kilometres driven. In addition, as 
an acknowledgement of the inconvenience this may cause, we will add an extra 
15 percent to the reimbursement amount. Current owners will be able to 
refill their pre-paid credit card at any time for as long as they own the 
vehicle. Prior owners of affected vehicles who have already sold their cars 
will also be reimbursed using the same formula. For more information about 
reimbursement and a complete list of eligible vehicles, customers can visit 
www.hyundaifuelconsumption.ca and www.kiafuelconsumption.ca. 
Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America are working cooperatively with 
the EPA to correct fuel consumption discrepancies. The fuel consumption 
rating discrepancies resulted from procedural errors during a process called 
"coast down" testing at the companies' joint testing operations in Korea. 
Coast down testing simulates aerodynamic, tire rolling resistance and 
drivetrain frictional losses and provides the technical data used to program 
the test dynamometers that generate fuel consumption ratings. Affected 
vehicles and their before-and-after fuel consumption estimates are shown in 
the attachment. 
With the adjusted fuel consumption ratings, the Hyundai and Kia brands will 
continue to deliver competitive fuel consumption performance in the industry 
and will continue to advance improvements in fuel efficiency through 
technology and innovation. 
"Fuel efficiency, low emissions and safety are top priorities for us; they are 
built into every vehicle that we sell," said Steve Kelleher, President and 
Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. "We are very sorry 
about the errors and we are committed to making sure the owners of every 
affected Hyundai vehicle are fully compensated. We want to assure them and 
all of our customers that the environmental features and characteristics that 
are so important to Canadian drivers are equally important to us." 
"A large part of Kia's success has been our ability to produce vehicles that 
meet both consumer and environmental needs," said William Lee, President and 
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kia Canada Inc. "Kia Canada deeply regrets 
that this situation has occurred and will ensure all affected Kia customers 
will quickly receive fair compensation." 
About Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
Hyundai Auto Canada, established in 1983 and headquartered in Markham, 
Ontario, is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles 
are distributed throughout Canada by Hyundai Auto Canada and are sold and 
serviced through more than 200 dealerships nationwide. 
About Kia Canada Inc. Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca)-- a maker of quality 
vehicles for the young-at-heart -- is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation 
(KMC) in Korea founded in 1999, and sells and services high quality class 
leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 
176 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 157 people in its Mississauga, 
Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new 
state-of-the-art facility to open in Montreal shortly.   
Affected Hyundai Models 
 ____________________________________________________________________________________
|Model|        |Engine|      | |Original|Original|Original| |REVISED|REVISED|REVISED |
|     |  Model |      |Trans.| |        |        |        | |       |       |Combined|
|Year |        | (L)  |      | |  City  |Highway |Combined| | City  |Highway|        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 | ACCENT |  1.6 |Manual| |   6.7  |   4.9  |   5.9  | |   7.1 |   5.3 |   6.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 | ACCENT |  1.6 | Auto | |   7.0  |   4.8  |   6.0  | |   7.2 |   5.2 |   6.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |ELANTRA |  1.8 |Manual| |   6.8  |   4.9  |   5.9  | |   7.1 |   5.2 |   6.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |ELANTRA |  1.8 | Auto | |   6.9  |   4.9  |   6.0  | |   7.2 |   5.2 |   6.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |ELANTRA |      |Manual| |   7.2  |   4.9  |   6.2  | |   7.8 |   5.3 |   6.7  |
|     |   GT   |  1.8 |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |ELANTRA |      | Auto | |   7.3  |   5.0  |   6.3  | |   7.6 |   5.3 |   6.6  |
|     |   GT   |  1.8 |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |ELANTRA |      |Manual| |   6.9  |   4.9  |   6.0  | |   7.2 |   5.2 |   6.3  |
|     | COUPE  |  1.8 |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |ELANTRA |      | Auto | |   7.3  |   5.0  |   6.3  | |   7.6 |   5.3 |   6.6  |
|     | COUPE  |  1.8 |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |VELOSTER|  1.6 |Manual| |   7.2  |   4.9  |   6.2  | |   7.5 |   5.3 |   6.5  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |VELOSTER|      | Auto | |   7.0  |   4.9  |   6.1  | |   7.2 |   5.2 |   6.3  |
|     |        |  1.6 | DCT  | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |VELOSTER|1.6 T |Manual| |   7.9  |   5.2  |   6.7  | |   8.3 |   5.7 |   7.1  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |VELOSTER|1.6 T | Auto | |   8.1  |   5.3  |   6.8  | |   8.5 |   5.8 |   7.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |GENESIS |  3.8 | Auto | |   11.1 |   6.9  |   9.2  | |  11.4 |   7.2 |   9.5  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |GENESIS |  5.0 | Auto | |   13.1 |   8.1  |   10.9 | |  13.5 |   8.5 |   11.3 |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 | TUCSON |  2.0 |Manual| |   10.1 |   7.4  |   8.9  | |  10.4 |   7.7 |   9.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 | TUCSON |  2.0 | Auto | |   9.1  |   6.5  |   7.9  | |   9.3 |   6.8 |   8.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 | TUCSON |  2.4 | Auto | |   9.4  |   6.2  |   8.0  | |   9.7 |   6.5 |   8.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 | TUCSON |      | Auto | |   10.0 |   7.1  |   8.7  | |  10.2 |   7.4 |   8.9  |
|     |  AWD   |  2.4 |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SANTA FE|  2.4 | Auto | |   9.5  |   6.0  |   7.9  | |  10.1 |   6.7 |   8.6  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SANTA FE|      | Auto | |   10.1 |   7.0  |   8.7  | |  10.5 |   7.7 |   9.2  |
|     |  AWD   |  2.4 |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SANTA FE|2.0 T | Auto | |   9.8  |   6.4  |   8.3  | |  10.4 |   7.4 |   9.1  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SANTA FE|      | Auto | |   10.4 |   7.4  |   9.1  | |   11  |   8.4 |   9.8  |
|     |  AWD   |2.0 T |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 | ACCENT |  1.6 |Manual| |   6.7  |   4.9  |   5.9  | |   7.1 |   5.3 |   6.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 | ACCENT |  1.6 | Auto | |   7.0  |   4.8  |   6.0  | |   7.1 |   5.2 |   6.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |ELANTRA |  1.8 |Manual| |   6.8  |   4.9  |   5.9  | |   7.1 |   5.2 |   6.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |ELANTRA |  1.8 | Auto | |   6.9  |   4.9  |   6.0  | |   7.2 |   5.2 |   6.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |GENESIS |  3.8 | Auto | |   11.1 |   6.9  |   9.2  | |  11.4 |   7.2 |   9.5  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |GENESIS |  5.0 | Auto | |   13.1 |   8.1  |   10.9 | |  13.5 |   8.5 |   11.3 |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 | SONATA |      | Auto | |   5.5  |   4.6  |   5.1  | |   5.7 |   4.8 |   5.3  |
|     | HYBRID |  2.4 |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 | TUCSON |  2.0 |Manual| |   10.1 |   7.4  |   8.9  | |  10.4 |   7.7 |   9.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 | TUCSON |  2.0 | Auto | |   9.1  |   6.5  |   7.9  | |   9.3 |   6.8 |   8.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 | TUCSON |  2.4 | Auto | |   9.4  |   6.2  |   8.0  | |   9.7 |   6.5 |   8.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 | TUCSON |      | Auto | |   10.0 |   7.1  |   8.7  | |  10.2 |   7.4 |   8.9  |
|     |  AWD   |  2.4 |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |VELOSTER|  1.6 |Manual| |   7.2  |   4.9  |   6.2  | |   7.5 |   5.3 |   6.5  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |VELOSTER|  1.6 |  DCT | |   7.0  |   4.9  |   6.1  | |   7.3 |   5.4 |   6.4  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2011 |ELANTRA |  1.8 |Manual| |   6.8  |   4.9  |   5.9  | |   7.1 |   5.2 |   6.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2011 |ELANTRA |  1.8 | Auto | |   6.9  |   4.9  |   6.0  | |   7.2 |   5.2 |   6.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2011 | SONATA |      | Auto | |   5.5  |   4.6  |   5.1  | |   5.7 |   4.8 |   5.3  |
|     | HYBRID |  2.4 |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________| 
Affected KIA Models 
 ____________________________________________________________________________________
|Model|        |Engine|      | |Original|Original|Original| |REVISED|REVISED|REVISED |
|     |  Model |      |Trans.| |        |        |        | |       |       |Combined|
|Year |        | (L)  |      | |  City  |Highway |Combined| | City  |Highway|        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |   RIO  |  1.6 |Manual| |   6.6  |   4.9  |   5.8  | |   6.9 |   5.3 |   6.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |   RIO  |  1.6 | Auto | |   6.8  |   4.9  |   5.9  | |   7.1 |   5.5 |   6.4  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |   RIO  |  1.6 | Auto | |   6.4  |   4.9  |   5.7  | |   6.8 |   5.4 |   6.2  |
|     |        |      | ISG  | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |   SOUL |  1.6 |Manual| |   7.4  |   5.6  |   6.6  | |   8.1 |   6.5 |   7.4  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |   SOUL |  1.6 | Auto | |   7.5  |   5.6  |   6.6  | |   8.1 |   6.5 |   7.4  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |   SOUL |  2.0 |Manual| |   7.9  |   5.8  |   7.0  | |   8.5 |   6.7 |   7.7  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |   SOUL |  2.0 | Auto | |   7.9  |   5.9  |   7.0  | |   8.8 |   7.1 |   8.0  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |   SOUL |  2.0 | Auto | |   7.6  |   5.6  |   6.7  | |   8.5 |   6.8 |   7.7  |
|     |        |      | ISG  | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SPORTAGE|  2.4 |Manual| |   10.0 |   6.9  |   8.6  | |  10.3 |   7.2 |   8.9  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SPORTAGE|  2.4 | Auto | |   9.4  |   6.2  |   8.0  | |   9.7 |   6.5 |   8.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SPORTAGE|  2.4 | Auto | |   9.9  |   7.0  |   8.6  | |  10.2 |   7.4 |   8.9  |
|     |  AWD   |      |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SPORTAGE|  2.0 | Auto | |   10.0 |   7.7  |   9.0  | |  10.3 |   8.1 |   9.3  |
|     |  AWD   |      |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SORENTO |  2.4 | Auto | |   9.5  |   6.2  |   8.0  | |   9.8 |   6.5 |   8.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2013 |SORENTO |  2.4 | Auto | |   10.1 |   7.1  |   8.8  | |  10.3 |   7.5 |   9.0  |
|     |  AWD   |      |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |   RIO  |  1.6 |Manual| |   6.6  |   4.9  |   5.8  | |   6.9 |   5.3 |   6.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |   RIO  |  1.6 | Auto | |   6.8  |   4.9  |   5.9  | |   7.1 |   5.5 |   6.4  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |   SOUL |  1.6 |Manual| |   7.4  |   5.6  |   6.6  | |   8.1 |   6.5 |   7.4  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |   SOUL |  1.6 | Auto | |   7.5  |   5.6  |   6.6  | |   8.1 |   6.5 |   7.4  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |   SOUL |  2.0 |Manual| |   7.9  |   5.8  |   7.0  | |   8.5 |   6.7 |   7.7  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |   SOUL |  2.0 | Auto | |   7.9  |   5.9  |   7.0  | |   8.8 |   7.1 |   8.0  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |   SOUL |  1.6 | Auto | |   7.0  |   5.4  |   6.3  | |   7.7 |   6.4 |   7.1  |
|     |        |      | ISG  | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |SPORTAGE|  2.4 |Manual| |   10.0 |   6.9  |   8.6  | |  10.3 |   7.2 |   8.9  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |SPORTAGE|  2.4 | Auto | |   9.4  |   6.2  |   8.0  | |   9.7 |   6.5 |   8.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |SPORTAGE|  2.4 | Auto | |   9.9  |   7.0  |   8.6  | |  10.2 |   7.4 |   8.9  |
|     |  AWD   |      |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |SPORTAGE|2.0 T | Auto | |   10.0 |   7.7  |   9.0  | |  10.3 |   8.1 |   9.3  |
|     |  AWD   |      |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |SORENTO |  2.4 |Manual| |   10.6 |   7.4  |   9.2  | |  10.6 |   7.4 |   9.2  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |SORENTO |  2.4 | Auto | |   9.5  |   6.2  |   8.0  | |   9.8 |   6.5 |   8.3  |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 |SORENTO |  2.4 | Auto | |   10.1 |   7.1  |   8.8  | |  10.3 |   7.5 |   9.0  |
|     |  AWD   |      |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2012 | OPTIMA |  2.4 | Auto | |   5.6  |   4.9  |   5.3  | |   5.8 |   5.1 |   5.5  |
|     | HYBRID |      |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________|
|2011 | OPTIMA |  2.4 | Auto | |   5.6  |   4.9  |   5.3  | |   5.8 |   5.1 |   5.5  |
|     | HYBRID |      |      | |        |        |        | |       |       |        |
|_____|________|______|______|_|________|________|________|_|_______|_______|________| 
Chad Heard Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. 905-948-5712 
cheard@hyundaicanada.ca  Jack Sulymka Kia Canada Inc. 905-755-6266 
jsulymka@kia.ca   
SOURCE: Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. 
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2012/02/c4467.html 
CO: Kia Canada Inc.
ST: Ontario
NI: AUT NP  
-0- Nov/02/2012 13:22 GMT
 
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.