South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. are to pay $41.2 million to California, 32 other states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings.
California gets the largest share of the settlement money: $3 million, according to state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ office.
The fine is the latest in the ongoing fallout from misstated mileage numbers on more than 1.2 million vehicles in the United States.
In 2012, Hyundai and Kia restated the mileage on one-quarter of their 2011-2013 model year vehicles after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency questioned their mileage numbers. The...