40+ MPG Elantra, Accent, Sonata Hybrid and Veloster at Bellingham Hyunai dealer

Why not relieve some of the pressure on your wallet and consider that your Bellingham Hyundai dealer offers four Hyundai vehicles that go over 40 miles per gallon. Putting that into perspective, you can get from Bellingham to Seattle on just over two gallons!

The quarter of vehicles - the Sonata Hybrid, Elantra, Veloster and Accent - are helping Washington state Hyundai owners with the rising gas prices. These cars make Hyundai the only manufacturer with four models achieving 40 mpg on the highway - no asterisks required.

By the end of 2011, Hyundai Motor America expects to lead the industry in sales of 40 mpg highway fuel economy rated vehicles, with more than 200,000 units sold. This will represent more than 30 percent of Hyundai Motor America's total anticipated sales.

Hyundai plans to answer consumer demand by offering even more 40 mpg highway models over the next several years. In addition to the new Sonata Hybrid, Elantra, Veloster and Accent, Hyundai will introduce one more 40 mpg highway car and another achieving 40+ mpg in the next couple years. These additional models will further the company's 40 mpg highway sales volume growth as it steams toward its stated goal of an EPA fleet average of at least 50 mpg by 2025.

Top automotive research firms forecast that the compact car segment will be the largest segment in the industry by 2012 with the subcompact being the seventh largest segment.

Market Intelligence research preformed by Kelley Blue Book reports that 81 percent of car shoppers said gas prices influenced vehicle considerations and this number will continues to rise with no end in sight to soaring gas prices. Between 2003 and 2010, fuel economy has risen from 14th to 5th, in terms of purchase consideration. Fuel economy is the number one factor in purchase decision for the compact and subcompact segments at more than 13 percent, according to Maritz New Vehicle Customer Study (NVCS). These trends appear to remain constant as long as gas prices continue to fluctuate.

Affordability is a key driver in Hyundai's growth in fuel efficient vehicles sales. The 40 mpg Sonata Hybrid is priced $890 less than the least expensive midsize hybrid sedan. The 40 mpg Elantra GLS A/T is priced $1,640 less than Ford Focus A/T Super Fuel Economy Edition (MSRP $19,585) and $2,680 less than the Chevrolet Cruze Eco A/T (MSRP $20,625) model that delivers only 37 mpg on the highway. The Veloster will be priced below the Honda CR-Z hybrid.

Over the past two model years, Hyundai Motor Company has added several 40 mpg cars.  In 2012, the company plans to sell 285,000 40 mpg cars, a 43 percent increase from 2011.

You can find these gas savers at Washington State Hyundai dealer, Hyundai of Bellingham. We are part of the Rairdon Group.