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Old 20th June 2014, 19:27   #1
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Default Hyundai's new 1.6L engine with 177 BHP

Looks like we're having some good news along with the bad. Hyundai has turbo charged its 1.6 liter petrol engine to push out 177 bhp and 195-ft lbs of torque. Thats a substantial increase of the existing 1.6 liter petrol engine.

This engine will first power the Sonata and may find its way into the Elantra too.

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Hyundai Motor Co. is adding a small-displacement, turbocharged engine to the re-engineered 2015 Sonata lineup to bolster the sedan’s fuel economy credentials in the crowded mid-sized segment.

The new Sonata Eco will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine paired to a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission designed and built by Hyundai, the company said Thursday.

Hyundai says the engine generates 177 hp and 195 ft.-lbs. of torque. Hyundai estimates fuel economy ratings of 28 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined. That’s a 3 mpg improvement in combined fuel economy over the 2.4-liter four-cylinder powering the entry-level 2015 Sonata SE.

Production of the Sonata Eco will begin later this summer at Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery, Ala.

The Sonata Eco is Hyundai’s answer to specialized trims and options offered on some competing mid-sized sedans that offer extra fuel economy compared to entry-level models but are less expensive than hybrid mid-sized sedan variants.

Some Mazda6 sedans, for example, come equipped with an optional electric capacitor that helps boost fuel economy by 2 mpg to 32 mpg combined by powering auxiliary car systems with electricity captured by braking. Volkswagen’s Passat TDI turbo diesel gets a 35 mpg combined rating.

Hyundai is counting on the 2015 Sonata to help it regain some of the momentum and market share the brand has lost in the last two years.

Source: AN

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Looks like we're having some good news along with the bad. Hyundai has turbo charged its 1.6 petrol liter engine to push out 177 bhp and 195-ft lbs of torque. Thats a substantial increase of the existing 1.6 liter petrol engine.
About time that Hyundai got on the turbo-petrol bandwagon. Most Korean and Japanese manufacturers have been sort of left behind in the turbo race. Anyone who has driven a VW TSI (any displacement) will know why I say left behind. Would love to see turbos make their way to India as well. Further, some of the modern Hyundai motors have weak bottom ends which should get sorted out with this

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