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Hyundai Elantra, Sonata and Tucson Recognized By the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

published: 2011-02-18 17:07

For the sixth consecutive year, the Hyundai Sonata [1] was recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on its annual “Greener Choices 2011” list. Also joining Sonata on the “Greener Choices” list this year was the Hyundai Tucson [2]. The Hyundai Elantra [3] was listed as one of the twelve most environmentally-friendly vehicles available to consumers this model year on the “Greenest Vehicles of 2011” list. All three Hyundai models will be featured in the ACEEE’s Green Book® Online, an annual consumers’ guide to environmentally-friendly cars and trucks, available at www.greenercars.org.

“To be recognized for the sixth year in a row as a leader in fuel efficiency only reinforces Hyundai’s commitment to a cleaner environment as well as sustainable personal mobility,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Elantra’s best-in-class standard across the lineup 40 mpg highway fuel economy, Sonata Blue Drive Hybrid’s best-in-class 40 mpg highway, and Tucson’s improved 2.4-liter engine city mpg rating are all great examples of Hyundai’s continued dedication to finding the most appealing customer focused solutions.”

The “Greener Choices” list is restricted to widely available gasoline-powered cars and light trucks with automatic transmissions, thus highlighting the widespread availability of environmentally-friendly vehicle choices in many segments of the market. The twelve vehicles on the “Greenest Vehicles” list represent the top-scoring vehicle of each nameplate.

Elantra, Sonata and Tucson are three of the vehicles in Hyundai’s 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative, which outlines seven all-new models by the end of 2011. All three feature Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language, advanced safety features, and luxury amenities.


[1] Based on the 2.4L, auto, ULEV II / Bin 5 version of the Sonata
[2] Based on the 2.0L, auto, ULEV II / Bin 5 version of the Tucson
[3] Based on the 1.8L 4, manual, ULEV II / Bin 5 version of the Elantra

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