Saturday 4 October 2014

Hyundai unveils Euro three-cylinder

Hyundai Motor Europe has confirmed the 2015 New Generation i20 engine line-up will be enhanced with a new downsized 1-litre turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine.

The new Kappa 1-litre T-GDI is the first of a new generation of small turbocharged petrol engines, offering enhanced performance.

Developed at Hyundai's European Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the 1- litre T-GDI engine produces up to 120PS and 172Nm of torque.

Hyundai Motor revealed the New Generation i20 at the Paris Motor Show 2014. With improved design, claimed class-leading interior space and generous equipment as well as comfort-enhancing features, the New Generation i20 has evolved into a more premium-quality package. It has been designed and developed in Europe, and will be built in Europe.

Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented, "The i20 is a truly European car and we are proud to present it here in Paris. With our new 1-litre engine we follow the trend of small turbocharged engines, which provide great driving performance while being very efficient. The new engine underlines Hyundai's commitment to sustainable mobility in Europe and gives an insight into future drivetrain innovations from Hyundai."

To reinforce its position at the forefront in the development of sustainable mobility, Hyundai also displayed a fuel-efficient 1.4-litre turbo gasoline direct injection (T-GDI) engine, a 48-volt Hybrid version of the i40 and a New Generation i30 powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

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