40-mpg Hyundai Elantra named one of the Best Green Cars
The 40 mpg Hyundai Elantra 2012 (Model Year) named to
Hyundai has spent the last few years forging a reputation as being the biggest up and comer in the automotive world, so they must have been delighted when their 2012 Hyundai Elantra was named as one of the 10 Best Green Cars of 2012 on the Kelley Blue Book website at kbb.com.
The timing of the announcement was perfect, coming as it did when gas prices were soaring and Earth Day was right around the corner. Fuel-efficiency was the number one consideration that the KBB editors took into account when making their decision.
The editors at kbb.com were quick to point out that the elusive 40 mpg mark was one that many non-hybrid cars simply couldn’t attain.
They went on to say that Hyundai Elantra 2012 was easily able to hit that mark, regardless of trim level, with the majority of that success being down to the fuel-efficient 1,8L 4-cylinder engine.
They also praised the overall look and price point of the 2012 Elantra, which also helped push it into the top 10. That lets the competition know that fuel-efficiency alone isn’t enough to catch their eye, and a top 10 car has to be more than just a gas sipper.
That 40 mpg mark is something that is extremely important to Hyundai, as they have set affordability and fuel-efficiency as the benchmarks they look to set with every vehicle in their line-up.
Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America validated that by saying that the Elantra was the perfect vehicle for consumers that were struggling to keep up with rising gas prices.
He went on to say that the Elantra was a big reason why Hyundai was able to achieve that 40 mpg mark on 39 percent of the vehicles they sold in the first quarter of the year.
Other vehicles in the Hyundai stable that achieve that magical number are the Accent, Sonata Hybrid, and the sporty 3-door Veloster.
The 40 mpg Hyundai Elantra 2012 (Model Year) is quickly getting used to spending time in the spotlight having already won the 2012 North American Car of the Year, but Hyundai don’t seem content to rest on those laurels.
They have added an ActiveECO system to the newest version of the Elantra which will help make for a smoother ride whilst also increasing fuel-efficiency by up to 7 percent!