Recently, Hyundai Philippines participated at the DOE Euro 4 Fuel Efficiency Eco Run, where a total of 70 vehicles from 22 automotive brands participated in the run. Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles in the Philippines, fielded six models.
In the passenger car category, the Accent Sedan 1.6 CRDi 6M/T (Dsl) topped the list, beating smaller and lighter vehicles in the A-segment with a rating of 29.41 km/l. It also bested major competitors in the B-segment despite having the highest engine displacement (1.6L vs. 1.3L – 1.5L engines).
The Accent Hatch also performed well, notching 8th place in the B-segment and entering the overall top 20 list with an average fuel consumption of 26.64 km/l.
The Elantra 1.6 GL 6M/T ranked third in the C-Segment with a rating of 27.83km/L. Being a gasoline-fed vehicle, the Elantra surprisingly shared similar fuel efficiency results with diesel-driven rivals.
In the SUV category, the Tucson (Gas and Diesel) and the Santa Fe CRDi were among the Top 10 performers in the entire segment. The Tucson CRDi, which ranked second in the Compact SUV segment, averaged24.80km/l.
While in the mid-size SUV category, the Santa Fe CRDi ranked second with a fuel consumption rating of 22.76km/l, outperforming other models despite having one of the most powerful engines in the segment.
“The results of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run only validate our commitment to responsible innovation-innovation that responds to our customer’s desire for fuel economy and is responsible to the community and to the environment in our concerted bid to reduce toxic emissions in the atmosphere”, said Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, HARI President and CEO.