Lawsuit Accuses Hyundai of Faking US Sales Data for Electric Cars

A group of Hyundai Motor dealers has sued the South Korean automobile giant in Chicago federal court for allegedly inflating sales numbers for electric vehicles.

The lawsuit, filed on Friday by Napleton Aurora Imports in Illinois and affiliated franchises, said Hyundai Motor America Corp (HMA) pressured dealers to misuse inventory codes meant for “loaner” vehicles to exaggerate their sales figures.

Dealers that agreed to improperly code the vehicles were rewarded by Hyundai with wholesale and retail price discounts and other incentives, according to the lawsuit.

Hyundai said in a statement that it does not condone falsifying sales data and had opened an investigation after it was alerted to the allegations.

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