Hyundai reveals the combustion engine for its upcoming hybrids, including the rival to the Prius


Hyundai unveils exclusive 1.6 GDI for its hybrid models

Today Hyundai has revealed in South Korea one of its pillars most valuable of its next range of vehicles. This new engine 1.6 GDI has been especially designed for use in hybrid vehicles, including the rival of the Prius Hyundai, a bet of face to a future that is more efficient.

Knew the hybrid from Hyundai will take on the Toyota Prius thanks to our spy photos, but up to the time we had no idea of the characteristics of the system. The data reveal that the combustion engine has failed to reach the 40% thermal efficiency what they positioned at the same height as the new 1.8 VVT-i that will mount the Prius fourth generation.

kw, this new 1.6 GDI petrol four-cylinder produces 105 CV and 147 Nm of maximum torque. The personal characteristics of this block of new development is the implementation of the Atkinson-cycle, technology of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), control valve oil inlet (OCV) and a system to reach the optimum temperature quickly. The market will receive this 1.6 GDI specific principles of 2016.


in Addition to the petrol engine of rival to the Prius, also had the occasion to present the new transmission of eight relations

New automatic eight-speed

During the event, Hyundai also made another presentation highlight: this is a new automatic transmission of eight relations that will be up to 7.3% better than the current six, also it is designed to ensure a smoother ride in the models of most luxury of the koreans.

The manufacturer advertises that the new transmission will offer a better performance, especially at low speeds, in addition to reducing the consumption and the levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Despite having a greater number of gears, the new automatic transmission weighs 3.5 kg less than that of the six relationships what benefits the weight of the assembly.