Asian Auto, in a tie-up with Bosch held their “Asian Auto-Bosch Fuel Efficiency Awards 2008” recently. The awards is to give Malaysian motorists a clearer and better picture of which car in the Malaysian market currently has one of the best fuel consumption i.e. the lowest fuel consumption in its class.
The Hyundai Sonata 2.0L competed in the luxury car segment competing against the Japanese luxury sedans (as well as European car makers) and won the 2nd best fuel consumption at 8.4L/100 km only losing out to Mercedes Benz B-Class 170. (Hyundai Sonata 2.0L – 2nd lowest fuel consumption).
The Hyundai Elantra 2.0L competed in the premium family car segment and won the 3rd best fuel consumption at 8.4L/100 km. (Hyundai Elantra 2.0L – 3rd lowest fuel consumption).
The Hyundai Accent 1.6L competed in the family car segment and won the 2nd best fuel consumption at 7.0L/100 km. Losing out by 0.4L/100km to the Honda City 1.5L.
The Awards given to the Hyundai Sonata 2.0L, Hyundai Elantra 2.0L and Hyundai Accent 1.6L shows that the Hyundai passenger cars distributed by Oriental-Hyundai Sdn Bhd / Kah Bintang Auto Sdn Bhd has low fuel consumption even when compared to Japanese cars.