Hyundai ix35 Receives TUV Environmental Accolades

The new Hyundai ix35 compact SUV has received two environmental certificates form the German TUV Nord organization. The move comes as the vehicle’s sister model, the Kia Sportage, has also received an environmental certificate from TUV Nord.

TUV Nord presented Hyundai with LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) and DfE (Design for Environment) certificates after performing a rigorous inspection of the Hyundai Motor Company’s design operations and manufacturing site at Zilina, in Slovakia. The LCA (ISO 14040) examines the eco impact of both the vehicle and its overall production process, covering a car’s entire lifetime, considering materials used, engine emissions and methods used to cut fuel consumption.

As a precursor to earning the DfE certificate, the group’s Zilina factory was certified in 2007 as an ‘environmentally-friendly’ facility, earning an ISO 14001 international certificate of environmental management. The Zilina plant employs cutting-edge technology to ensure production and waste-management processes have minimal impact on the environment,” stated the press release.

One of the initiatives for which Hyundai was rewarded is the company’s decision to use water-soluble painting processes to cut hydrocarbon emissions.

Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a global leader in the field of environmental technologies. These accolades from TUV NORD are testament to this vision, and an outstanding achievement for the company,” said Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s Marketing Director Oliver Mann. “Awards such as these further demonstrate Hyundai Motor Company can offer the best in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental performance.
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