LONDON, ON, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - In the face of an impending lawsuit,
Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. and Kia Canada Inc. have admitted today that
some of their vehicles aren't as fuel efficient as they advertised.
They are blaming an error at the companies' testing facility in Korea.
A class action lawsuit against Hyundai has been filed by law firm
Canadians who bought a Hyundai or Kia automobile between 2010 and 2013
aren't getting the fuel efficiency numbers they were promised.
"Hyundai and Kia spent a lot of time and money selling Canadians a very
compelling story, capitalizing on public concern over rising fuel costs
and the environment. Unfortunately, that story was fiction," said
Matthew Baer, a lawyer with Siskinds LLP.
"We have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of these owners because
we feel Hyundai and Kia should be obligated to tell the truth. They
need to explain to Canadians what the real numbers are, and how long
they've been aware of those real numbers. How long have Canadians been
It is too early at this stage to quantify the claims of potential class
members and/or the adequacy of proposed compensation. Canadians who
purchased or leased one of the above vehicles are encouraged to visit www.classaction.ca or to call 1-800-461-6166 ext 2381 for English enquiries or
514-849-1970 for French enquiries.
The affected vehicles for Hyundai are the 2010 to 2013 Elantra, Sonata
Hybrid, Accent, Genesis, Tucson, Veloster, Elantra Coupe, Elantra GT
and Santa Fe. For Kia, the affected vehicles are the 2010 to 2013 Rio,
Sportage, Soul, Soul ECO, and Optima HEV.
SOURCE: Siskinds LLP
For further information:
Please contact Matthew Baer at (519) 660-7782