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Old 12-01-2009, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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News: Hyundai Takes the Lead as the Most Fuel-Efficient Automaker in America



These things are always a bit of a numbers game, because the company doesn't actually sell any segment-leading vehicles, as far as I know.

It's all about the fleet average - and the fact that they don't sell any trucks in the US.

I'm not bashing them! They are making an effort:
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The EPA 2009 Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends Report indicates that Hyundai has the highest MY 2009 laboratory 55/45 fuel economy with 30.1 miles per gallon (mpg). Hyundai is also the only automaker(1) to top 30 mpg in the report.
Full press release: Hyundai Takes the Lead as the Most Fuel-Efficient Automaker in America

You can be sure they'll be honking their own horn about this in marketing efforts.

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Old 12-01-2009, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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MetroMPG-It's all about the fleet average - and the fact that they don't sell any trucks in the US.

Right on!!
The only reason Hyundai is on top is because they sell zero trucks and only three SUVs. Compare that to Toyota who sells two trucks and SEVEN SUVs.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And Hyundai sales in Nov are up $46% YoY. The market is rewarding them.
http://jalopnik.com/5416364/hyundai-...er-sales-up-46
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And Hyundai sales in Nov are up $46% YoY. The market is rewarding them.
Hyundai Feasts In November, Sales Up 46% - car sales - Jalopnik
Yeah, I read where Toyota is scared of Hyundai as an up and comer, and there it is .... Well whatta ya know, it's an old fear :

Toyota Fears Hyundai More than GM:J-CAST Business News - December 2005

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Old 12-01-2009, 07:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I see them everywhere around here, but I didn't know they were made here.
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I think Everybody lost big to Hyundai, and Kia, I see them everywhere! they came a long way from building the crappy boring junk in the 80's and early 90's.

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