Wednesday, November 18, 2009

2.4L GDI engine to propel Sonata

- Hyundai's gasoline direct injection engine lowers CO2 emissions and improves vehicle's fuel economy!

- The engine churns out a class-leading 201 horsepower!

- First installed in the all-new Hyundai Sonata sedan

According to Hyundai, the 2.4L GDI engine was developed with a budget of $146 million over a 46 month-long research and development period. The engine will make its inaugural debut in the first half of 2010 in the all-new Sonata sedan.

The GDI technology will gradually be expanded to other Hyundai engines and will include majority of gasoline engines applied in other Hyundai cars.

The 2.4L GDI's engine's benefits include improved gas mileage and performance. Compared to engine without GDI technology, tjaall-new 2.4L GDI unit achieves 7 percent more torque at low revolutions and 12 percent more torque at the high-end revs.

It also achievs around 10% better gas-mileage than the engine without GDI technology.

As we already mentioned, the all-new 2.4L Theta II gasoline engine will make its debut in te 2011 Sonata sedan, which will make its premiere at the 2010 NAIAS in January. The all-new Sonata will be unveiled just a few months after the 2010 Tucson crossover, which has been scheduled to make its official US debut at the upcoming L.A. Auto Show in November this year.

Stay tuned for more information!

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