Hyundai’s fleet of cars and SUVs will all have a combined fuel economy rating of 50 miles per gallon minimum by 2025. At least that’s the goal Hyundai is trying to attain by that time. They are already close, as Hyundai has had one of the best fleet fuel economies of any automaker in the United States.
"We don’t know specifically how to get there, but we do have a roadmap," said Hyundai Motor America top executive John Krafcik at the 2010 CAR Management Briefing Seminars, according to published reports.
The Hyundai Sonata has a combined economy rating of 26 miles per gallon and it can even get 40 mpg on the highway if driven carefully. The car is only offered with a four-cylinder motor and it’s selling like hotcakes.
“If we had the capacity in our Alabama plant, we think we could be doing 20,000 Sonatas a month,” Krafcik said.
The step by Hyundai is much larger than the government’s mandatory 35.5 mpg rating by 2016. It should interesting, if we are all still around at that time, to see how they do it.