Hyundai Announces 1.6 T-GDI With 204 HP

It looks like the Hyundai Veloster will soon be a lot more than just a “canyon carver” as the engine that Hyundai fans have been waiting for has finally been specified. As part of the 2011 Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference, the South Korean automaker announced the 1.6-liter T-GDI, a turbocharged version of the same gasoline-injected unit that’s currently in the car.
Hyundai says they’ve invested KRW 69.5 billion ($61 million) and a total of 52 months into making the 1.6 T-GDI, so applications are bound to be numerous.

The turbocharger has boosted the 1.6-liter’s output from 140 to an impressive 204 hp, which is basically on par with what BMW offers for the MINI JCW models. Impressive stuff!

“In order to maximize fuel efficiency and performance, the engine uses an exhaust manifold integrated turbocharger with twin scroll, air guided intercooler, direct fuel injection system and dual CVVT, while a bed plate and a serpentine auxiliary belt were adopted to enhance engine reliability,”
Hyundai says.

At the same event, the Euro6 version of the R-2.0 diesel was also announced, delivering 150 hp and lower NOx emissions.

“Due to stricter environmental regulations and policies that vary from nation to nation, competition in the development of powertrains and other core technologies is intensifying,” said Woong-Chul Yang, Hyundai Motor Co. Vice Chairman. “Hyundai Motor will accelerate its efforts to develop future powertrains that feature high-performance and eco-friendly engines and transmissions.”
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