Hyundai / Kia sued for misrepresenting fuel efficiency

LONDON, ON, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - In the face of an impending lawsuit, Hyundai 
Auto Canada Corp. and Kia Canada Inc. have admitted today that some of their 
vehicles aren't as fuel efficient as they advertised. They are blaming an 
error at the companies' testing facility in Korea. 
A class action lawsuit against Hyundai has been filed by law firm Siskinds 
Canadians who bought a Hyundai or Kia automobile between 2010 and 2013 aren't 
getting the fuel efficiency numbers they were promised. 
"Hyundai and Kia spent a lot of time and money selling Canadians a very 
compelling story, capitalizing on public concern over rising fuel costs and 
the environment. Unfortunately, that story was fiction," said Matthew Baer, 
a lawyer with Siskinds (LLP). 
"We have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of these owners because we 
feel Hyundai and Kia should be obligated to tell the truth. They need to 
explain to Canadians what the real numbers are, and how long they've been 
aware of those real numbers. How long have Canadians been lied to?" 
It is too early at this stage to quantify the claims of potential class 
members and/or the adequacy of proposed compensation. Canadians who 
purchased or leased one of the above vehicles are encouraged to visit or to call 1-800-461-6166 ext 2381 for English enquiries or 
514-849-1970 for French enquiries. 
The affected vehicles for Hyundai are the 2010 to 2013 Elantra, Sonata Hybrid, 
Accent, Genesis, Tucson, Veloster, Elantra Coupe, Elantra GT and Santa Fe. 
For Kia, the affected vehicles are the 2010 to 2013 Rio, Sportage, Soul, Soul 
ECO, and Optima HEV. 
Please contact Matthew Baer at (519) 660-7782 
SOURCE: Siskinds LLP 
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