For the sixth consecutive year, the Hyundai Sonata  was recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) on its annual Greener Choices 2011 list. Also joining Sonata on the Greener Choices list this year was the Hyundai Tucson . The Hyundai Elantra  was listed as one of the twelve most environmentally-friendly vehicles available to consumers this model year on the Greenest Vehicles of 2011 list. All three Hyundai models will be featured in the ACEEEs Green Book Online, an annual consumers guide to environmentally-friendly cars and trucks, available at www.greenercars.org.
To be recognized for the sixth year in a row as a leader in fuel efficiency only reinforces Hyundais commitment to a cleaner environment as well as sustainable personal mobility, said Mike OBrien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. Elantras best-in-class standard across the lineup 40 mpg highway fuel economy, Sonata Blue Drive Hybrids best-in-class 40 mpg highway, and Tucsons improved 2.4-liter engine city mpg rating are all great examples of Hyundais continued dedication to finding the most appealing customer focused solutions.
The Greener Choices list is restricted to widely available gasoline-powered cars and light trucks with automatic transmissions, thus highlighting the widespread availability of environmentally-friendly vehicle choices in many segments of the market. The twelve vehicles on the Greenest Vehicles list represent the top-scoring vehicle of each nameplate.
Elantra, Sonata and Tucson are three of the vehicles in Hyundais 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative, which outlines seven all-new models by the end of 2011. All three feature Hyundais Fluidic Sculpture design language, advanced safety features, and luxury amenities.