Having just over 6,000Km on the clock, I'm really disappointed with the fuel economy of the car despite other minor issues which I can live with, like noises in the steering wheel and noise in the back electric window. Hyundai service team where not able to solve the steering issue, and thought it is not worth continuing to waste time trying to solve the issue unless it is life threatening.
Months back there have been an (unofficial recall) and a firmware update was applied. They were quite reserved to disclose any information about the update and was told that it is a must, refrain from doing it will void your warranty! When I insisted for further info, they said that there were reports while driving the engine will stall and loose power. So being a software issue, its probably an ECU problem.
Before this, the eco was better (38-40MPG), Using it for mainly for city driving no more than 10Km daily except for weekends.
Of course there are many variables when speaking about economy like driving style. I don't keep pushing it on low gears and often apply the 5th gear while it reaches 50-55Km/hr without struggling the engine.
So in my point of view I'm trying my best to achieve the best economy possible with this car but it has let me down!
I used to own a Suzuki jimny 1998 1.3 (4x4) and used to give 32-34MPG. Hyundai having newer technology and suppose to be more refined for eco, so I expected at least 40MPG at least. But nowhere close to its claimed 56MPG! Unfortunately i cant complain with Hyundai service team on this issue because it has lot of variables and so you are told that all is okay with the car...
Im very curious to give it a run on a motor way someday with the same speed for 30min.