Hyundai Motor Company said today it will compensate Santa Fe owners up to 400,000 won ($388 US) after the government ruled the fuel economy of the midsize SUV was exaggerated.
The company said the voluntary measure is being taken in light of the mileage controversy among people who bought the 2-liter front-wheel drive version of the popular SUV.
In a press release the company said it will reimburse customers for extra fuel costs and any inconvenience incurred.
It added that following instruction by the transportation ministry, Hyundai Motor will adjust the fuel economy label for the Santa Fe 2L from 14.4 kilometers on a liter of diesel to 13.8 km per liter.
The company however, maintained that the mileage issue occurred not because it intentionally exaggerated fuel economy figures, but because of a difference in equipment and standards.
Source: Busan eFM News