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Kia, Hyundai reach $41.2 mn settlement with US states

Hyundai and Kia, which is partially owned by Hyundai, claimed fuel efficiency ratings of up to 40 miles per gallon for some of their cars, exaggerating the true consumption rate by one to six miles per gallonSouth Korean automakers Kia and Hyundai reached a $41.2 million settlement with US states over inflated fuel economy claims for their cars, officials said Thursday. The settlement with 33 states and the District of Columbia was the latest fallout after the automakers were caught in 2012 artificially boosting the fuel economy ratings. “Consumers who do thoughtful research and purchase a vehicle in line with their budget and their desire to protect the environment should be able to trust what automakers say about their cars,” Karl Racine, District of Columbia attorney general, said in a statement.

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