Hyundai to showcase new downsized turbocharged engines and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in Paris
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- 1. Hyundai to showcase new downsizedturbocharged engines and seven-speeddual-clutch transmissionin Paris· New Generation i20 to be equipped with new 1,0-litre turbochargedthree cylinder gasoline engine in 2015· Newly developed 1,4-litre T-GDI engine to be showcased in i30 CNGconcept car· First seven-speed dual-clutch transmission on displayOffenbach, 2 October 2014Hyundai Motor is showcasing two new turbocharged gasoline directinjected (T-GDI) engines at the Paris Motor Show 2014. Both engines – 1,0-litre and 1,4-litre units which are part of a new generation of engines fromthe Kappa family– meet growing demand for small capacity, turbocharged engines to reducefuel consumption and CO2 emission without compromising on drivingpleasure.In addition, Hyundai premieres at the Paris show its first seven-speed dual-clutchtransmission, fitted into the i30 CNG concept car, which contributesto improved fuel efficiency.New 1,0-litre T-GDI to premiere in New Generation i20 in 2015The new Kappa 1,0-litre T-GDI is the first of a new generation of smallturbocharged gasoline engines, offering enhanced performance, drivingpleasure and efficiency. The 998 cc three-cylinder unit is based on theestablished Kappa 1,0 litre MPI engine, carrying various enhancementsand new technologies, including direct gasoline injection and a small,single-scroll turbocharger.The 1,0 litre T-GDI engine, which was developed in Hyundai’s EuropeanTechnical Center in Rüsselsheim, is able to produce up to 120 PS and 172Nm of torque and will enhance the New Generation i20 engine line-up in2015.The new engine comes with an electronically-controlled waste-gate tooptimise flow and improve low-end torque and throttle response. The unitfeatures a six-hole GDI injector, pressured to a higher-than-average 200 bar,securing a clean combustion and improving fuel economy and emissions toHYUNDAI MOTOR EUROPE GmbHKaiserleipromenade 563067 Offenbach, Germanywww.hyundai.com/eu
- 2. fulfil Euro 6c emission standards, three years ahead of their introductionin 2017.It uses a new split-cooling concept to manage different temperatures in thecylinder head and block area. The cylinder block is heated up quickly forlower friction and more efficient run, while the cylinder head is operatingat lower temperatures to optimise injection and combustion. To keep theengine unit as small as possible, the exhaust manifold is integrated withinthe cylinder head and can therefore be cooled efficiently using the cylinderhead water cooling system. These efforts result in faster warm-up of thecatalyst and ultimately in reduced real-world fuel consumption andemissions.New Kappa 1,4-litre T-GDI engineThe second engine to be showcased at the Paris Motor Show 2014 is theKappa 1,4-litre T-GDI unit. This newly developed 1352 cc four-cylinderturbocharged gasoline engine is significantly lighter than its predecessor,the Gamma 1,4-litre engine. At only 87 kg, the engine’s base weight hasbeen reduced by 14 kg compared to the Gamma 1,4-litre unit. As well asbeing lighter and smaller, it features greater efficiency and power.The new 1,4-litre T-GDI engine incorporates a sophisticated high-pressuresingle-scroll turbocharger integrated within the exhaust manifold toimprove operational efficiency. The relocated and re-engineered turbomeans throttle response time and low-end torque have improved. The newdesign injects fuel directly inside the cylinder, improving combustion ratesfor better power and fuel efficiency.Showcased in the i30 CNG concept car displayed on Hyundai’s Paris MotorShow booth, the Kappa 1,4-litre T-GDI engine provides 117 PS in CNG mode,delivering 206 Nm of torque. The CO2 emissions of the i30 CNG concept carare just 87 g/km, already now meeting the strict Euro 6c emissionstandards.Seven-speed dual-clutch transmissionAnother premiere at the Paris Motor Show 2014 is the seven-speed dual-clutchtransmission (7DCT), also showcased in the i30 CNG concept car. Itis the first time that Hyundai is presenting a dual-clutch transmission withseven gears, combining the benefits from automated and manualtransmissions. The 7DCT provides an improvement in fuel consumptionand CO2 emission compared to a conventional six-gear automatedtransmission, while acceleration performance increases.
- 3. The 7DCT consists of two dry clutches and an actuator for each clutch, andengine power is transferred independently into the odd and even geartrain to always be ready to shift into the next gear without any torqueinterruption. For optimized responsiveness the electric motor-drivenactuator is applied, while external damper improve the noise vibrationharshness during driving.-Ends-About Hyundai MotorEEstablished in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetimepartner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group,an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron tofinished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. HyundaiMotor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide andin 2013, sold 4.73 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide,Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strivesto strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-producedhydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at:http://worldwide.hyundai.com or http://www.hyundaiglobalnews.comAbout Hyundai Motor EuropeIn 2013, Hyundai Motor Europe achieved registrations of 422.930 units, taking a new-carmarket share of 3,4%. Almost 95% of the vehicles Hyundai sells in the region are designed,engineered and tested in Europe to meet the needs of European customers. And 90% arebuilt at its two local factories in the Czech Republic and Turkey, which have a combinedannual capacity of 500.000 units. Hyundai sells cars in 30 European countries across2.500 outlets.Hyundai offers its unique, Europe-only, Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty packagewith all new cars sold in the region, providing customers with a five-year warranty with nomileage limit, five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.More information about Hyundai Motor Europe and its products is available atwww.hyundai.com/eu. Follow Hyundai Motor Europe on Twitter @HyundaiEurope.David FitzpatrickPhone: [email protected]