Hyundai's '40 MPG Elantra' Ads Are Misleading, Suit Says

Law360, New York (July 9, 2012, 9:38 PM EDT) -- Hyundai Motor America has been targeted in a proposed class action claiming its ads that its 2011 and 2012 Elantra models can achieve 40 miles per gallon are misleading, California-based consumer advocacy nonprofit Consumer Watchdog said Monday.

In a complaint filed in California state court, Hyundai customer Louis Bird claims that the South Korean carmaker violated Federal Trade Commission requirements that ads that make a fuel economy claim without specifying whether it refers to city or highway driving, as the Elantra marketing campaigns allegedly did, must...
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