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How Hyundai Is Improving Fuel Efficiency

Last updated 7 years ago

Hyundai has always been known for its innovation in the car industry. By the year 2025, Hyundai is determined to have an average 50 mpg for its lineup of reliable vehicles. Several of their vehicles already have standard 40 mpg ratings.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has set the industry-wide goal of 35.5 mpg by 2016. Hyundai set its own goal of standard 35 mpg by 2015; a goal which they are mere steps away from achieving.

Blue Drive Technology

Several fuel economy issues have been improved by the introduction of Blue Drive technology.

  • Powertrain Technology

Several features comprise the improved powertrain technology. Low-friction oil reduces driveline friction. Continuously variable valve timing combined with improved combustion efficiency reduces emissions and wasted gas.

  • Idle Stop & Go

When driving in city traffic, the Idle Stop & Go technology cuts the engine when the car is stopped, and immediately restarts as soon as the clutch is engaged. This also greatly reduces emissions and fuel consumption. In fact, stop-and-go traffic can decrease your vehicle’s fuel efficiency by as much as 12%, which makes this technology incredibly vital.

  • Aerodynamics

To reduce underbody drag, panels have been installed that cover the drag-inducing cavities along the undercarriage. Brake-pad drag has also been reduced and low-rolling resistance tires are utilized.

  • Hybrids

Hybrids come to mind right away when fuel-efficiency is mentioned. Hyundai has been known to set the standard for hybrid vehicles, including the Sonata. The latest Hyundai Sonata features a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, the most advanced lithium polymer battery available in the auto industry, and an electric motor. Together, these features achieve an impressive 40 highway mpg.

If you’re in the market for a new or pre-owned car, then make Bohn Hyundai your destination. Call (888) 903-3785 with any questions about our inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles.


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