2011 Hyundai Elantra to get new 1.8L Nu engine
The 2011 Hyundai Elantra to get a brand-new 1.8L Nu four-cylinder engine with 150 horsepower!
New Hyundai Elantra (2011 Model Year) will make its official US premiere at the up-coming Los Angeles Auto Show. As you already know by now, the fully-revamped Elantra compact sedan will get a whole new look (completely redesigned exterior and interior design) and some major powertrain upgrades.
Fitted under the hood of new Elantra sedan will be a brand-new 1.8L Nu four-cylinder gasoline engine, which was developed by Hyundai in conjunction with its sister company Kia Motors.
According to Hyundai engineers, the latest four-cylinder engine was developed to plug a gap between the 1.6L Gamma engine and 2.0L Theta engine. The 1.8L Nu generates 150 horsepower and achieves best-in-class fuel economy ratings, claims the source close to the South Korean automaker.
Very-first Hyundai vehicle to benefit from this newly-developed 1.8L Nu four-cyl. unit will be the all-new Elantra sedan, which goes on sale in the USA early next year. The same engine will also be introduced in the next-generation Hyundai i30 and Kia cee’d, which are both on sale in Europe.
2011 Hyundai Elantra & New 1.8L Nu four-cylinder engine image: