The fuel economy and carbon-dioxide emissions of vehicles sold in the U.S. showed improvement in the ’09 model year and regulators expect efficiency to climb again in ’10. Ironically, record-low sales have contributed to the gains. The Environmental Protection Agency also says in a new report it expects Hyundai Motor America to leapfrog Toyota Motor Corp. as the nation’s cleanest, most fuel-efficient seller of ’10 vehicles. EPA data projects Hyundai’s fuel economy and emissions at an ...

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