Hyundai Motor Co. decided to gear the monstrous Twin-Turbo V-6 powerplant to the Genesis sedan, that is part of the downsized and turbocharged engines. Actually, Dave Zuckowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, says, that the latest engine will be geared on the Genesis sedan in 2017 or even 2018 and will produce power of 420 hp (308 kW), with a 5.0-Liter Tau V-8, but with some weight-reduction upgrades.
But before the engine arrives, the Hyundai team will deal with even more downsized and turbocharged engines for its lineup in order to cut the emissions and to make further upgrades of the fuel consumption efficiency for the strict regulatory requirements, says Zuchowski.
The very first example for more economical engines is the 2016 Tucson model, that was revealed in NYIAS last week. The flexible crossover is geared with a turbocharged 1.6-Liter four cylinder, that is precisely built for the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
In his further explanations Zuchowski says, that the brand is going forward more broadly with the portfolio. And we are to expect smaller displacement with more use of the turbocharging system with further weight-loss upgrades. The first car with such an engine is expected to be on the market in 2017 or 2018.