Hyundai Motor America will offer a twin-turbo V6 engine on the Genesis from 2017 or 2018, says a fresh report from Automotive News. Currently in its second generation, the executive luxury sedan is powered by naturally aspirated, direct injected 3.8-litre V6 and 5.0-litre V8 petrol engines, mated to 8-speed automatic transmissions.
The power output on the new twin-turbo engine will be somewhere around 420 hp and that the engine will weigh significantly lesser than the currently offered 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine.
A leak earlier revealed that Hyundai is gearing up to launch an all-new 3.3-litre Twin-turbo V6 engine which features Intermediated CVVT (I-CVVT) – the company’s latest iteration of Continuously Variable Valve Timing system and very small turbos designed to spin quicker, with reduced lag. This could be the engine offered on the luxury sedan. The same leak also reveals that the displacement of this engine will be 3,342 cc and it will produce 365 hp and 379 lb.-ft. (514 Nm) of torque.
However, these engine specifications are expected to apply for the all-new Genesis Coupe which is likely to arrive sometime in 2016.
Before this new engine debuts, the South Korean automaker will incorporate more downsized and turbocharged engines in its vehicles to cut emissions and increase fuel economy of the vehicles, in order to adhere to the stringent emission norms.
Source: Automotive News