> Hyundai remains in hot water in its home market after the South
Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport alleged that the
country's largest automaker, along with Ssangyong, misstated fuel
economy numbers on some of its crossovers.
> The suit was filed in Seoul Central District Court by a firm
called Yeyul. Its spokesperson, Kim Woong, said the suit was a sign
that angry consumers could go after the manufacturer if they're
wronged by a company's product.
> "It is essential that as many affected consumers as possible
take part in this lawsuit to show not just the carmaker but the rest
of the companies in Korea that you can get a red card if you mess with
your customers," Kim told Bloomberg.
> Yeyul and its clients are targeting 1.5 million won (about $1,500)
in compensation for owners of the Santa Fe models built between May
2012 and June 2014. It's unclear if Hyundai will settle for a lesser
amount, as the $1,500 figure is considerably higher than the what the
company compensated American owners with, after copping to incorrect
economy figures in US-market Hyundai and Kia vehicles.