Hyundai, 'Consumer Reports' Enter ... The Twilight Zone

Chicago Tribune, Thursday, February 7, 2013 8 AM
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You know how kicking embers to put out a fire isn't always a good idea? Apparently, Hyundai Motor America may have scattered a few into the pine needles. It seems the automaker emailed some good news to dampen claims that it overstated the mileage numbers for some vehicles. The chart cited Consumer Reports data that Hyundai's revised fuel efficiency claims were more in line with EPA combined fuel estimates than all but three of the 15 auto companies listed. But there’s a slight malfunction: "The analysis of our data presented here was not done by us," said C. Matt Fields, senior communications counsel for Consumer Reports. Said CR spokesperson Doug Love, "I don't know where Hyundai got this information."

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