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Fuel options to beat emissions - Hyundai

31 January 2006
Immediate Release

Fuel options to beat emissions - Hyundai

Hyundai is ready to stand up and be counted over the MIA’s call for tougher emission testing.

The fast-rising South Korean brand, noted for its advanced engine technology, is among the leaders in alternative fuels which are seen as a key to sustainability.

“Every Hyundai model is ready right now to accept and exceed the New Zealand Government guideline levels of biofuels,” comments the Managing Director of Hyundai Automotive NZ, Philip Eustace.

“We have demonstrated many times our preparedness for ethanol blend in petrol right up to E10, ten percent mix.

“That’s well above the government guideline of three or five percent, whichever is adopted.

“The vehicles in our press fleet are running on E10 right now: New Zealand journalists are driving around with a 10 percent mix of ethanol in the petrol,” said Mr Eustace.

“As long ago as 2004 we ran a Getz model on E10 in the EnergyWise economy rally.

“Equally we are ready for bio-diesel when it is introduced to New Zealand.

“Every one of our diesel models is able to run on bio-diesel right now and, without saying too much about our future plans, New Zealanders will be seeing a lot more Hyundai diesels on our roads.”

Mr Eustace says Hyundai fully endorses the Motor Industry Association call for action on emissions.

“New Zealand simply has to get rid of this culture of accepting second-rate vehicles and their dangerous exhaust gases,” he stated.

“A visual check will be of little assistance as some of the worst gases can’t be seen.

“Remember also the new car industry is about to step up to rigorous new standards of emission, under Euro 3 for petrol and Euro 4 for diesel vehicles from the start of next year.”


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