Kia and Hyundai Admit to the Exaggerating MPG on Cars After US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Investigation Reveals Discrepancy Between Manufacturer’s Published Numbers and Consumer Reported Mileage

The conglomerate South Korean car maker issued an apology to consumers and promised to pay compensation to owners of the vehicles concerned because of the inaccurate MPG numbers published on the stickers of the cars it sells. The mistake is likely to cost Hyundai/Kia hundreds of millions of dollars and is blamed on a discrepancy in the method used by Hyundai/Kia to measure MPG and the EPA’s method.

[CBC News]