Hyundai Focusing on Fuel Efficiency in 2019 and Beyond

Hyundai is popular for its innovative technologies and inventions in the automobile industry. Over the years, the manufacturer has been struggling to achieve high fuel efficiency. Although the manufacturer's newest models feature a significant remodeling in its interior and exterior features, the focus has recently shifted to each model's fuel efficiency. In fact, the 2019 models are among the models that are likely to feature the most improvements in terms of the fuel efficiency that they will achieve. This approach is also likely to continue in all its future models.

Currently, the manufacturer has the bragging rights for having the most fuel-efficient car in the market. From the latest ratings by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the company has achieved the biggest improvement in fuel efficiency from 2015 to 2016. Based on the tests conducted by EPA, its vehicles exhibited the most notable fuel improvement. The manufacturer's passenger cars and light truck data that were used in the vehicle tests showed that Hyundai Motor America made a 1.3 mile per gallon improvement on fuel consumption with a recorded overall fuel efficiency of 0.1 miles per gallon as per the report from Environmental Protection Agency.


When asked about the company's dedication to producing fuel-efficient cars, the company's vice president in charge of product, corporate, and digital planning for Hyundai Motor America, Mike O'Brien said that the company acknowledges the importance of fuel efficiency to policy-makers, stakeholders, and the environment. He also revealed that they were dedicated to ensuring it adds more than 18 eco-friendly models to its inventory by 2025. Mike O'Brien further pointed out that the company has over 13,000 experienced engineers and a dedicated validation team that is fully committed to overseeing the company's overall fuel-efficient technology. This is part of the firm's dedication to producing more models that are fuel-efficient and affordable too. The efforts by the manufacturer led to it achieving an overall 2nd place in 2017, which was an improvement from the fifth place it secured in 2016. This improvement was largely attributable to its 28.8 mpg adjusted rating


The manufacturer has been making improvements in their pursuit to make more eco-friendly cars. In the bid to dominate the market, the manufacturer has banked on innovation and improvements on their powertrains to reduce fuel consumption. Some of the innovations the manufacturer brags of include the hybrids, plug-in hybrids, gasoline direct injection technology (GDI), and increased electric vehicles in the market. The manufacturer has also ensured that they use light materials in building their cars and introduced a streamlined 'fluidic sculpture' design for the latest model, which work alongside the other innovations to deliver high fuel efficiency. The manufacturer has introduced the use of Advanced High Strength Steel in the manufacture of their cars, and this has significantly improved the collision energy management while ensuring the models' weight remains relatively light. The technology has ensured that the company can achieve high fuel efficiency by reducing fuel consumption while maintaining a better driving experience for drivers.


The company's dedication to sustainability and eco-friendly vehicles is evident in the manufacturer's latest brands. For instance, the new 2019 Ioniq Hybrid Blue is still the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the market today that does not feature a plugin despite having a 58 mpg combined EPA ratings. For any person looking for a vehicle that does not consume a lot of fuel, the new Ioniq Hybrid Blue should be a top option. This is because the manufacturer has ensured that one will find a plug-in and a full-electric model in the market. The manufacturer also offers the new 2019 Ioniq in three distinct fuel economy flavors: green, greener, and greenest.


The 2019 Blue achieved high ratings on fuel economy where it recorded a 9 out of 10 among the top hybrid vehicles. The manufacturer's hybrid of the model is a favorite among shoppers due to its impressive EPA ratings. The hybrid model has an EPA rating that can achieve a combined fuel efficiency of 55 mpg with 55 mpg in city ratings and a 54 mpg on the highway. The fuel economy offered by Hyundai's Ioniq Blue is mainly due to the model's improved features that include special, low-rolling resistant tires.


The latest news about Hyundai's dedication to fuel efficient vehicles is the announcement that the manufacturer is planning for a mass production of its fuel cell electric vehicles, the NEXO. These are second-generation fuel cell electric cars that have a hydrogen-powered life. They also feature an artificial intelligence cockpit designed for everyday travel and generating energy that your home appliances could use. The company remains dedicated to playing its role in ensuring that the motor vehicle industry can achieve fuel efficiency gains while still maintaining the overall vehicle designs and comfort.

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