Hyundai 2.0L R diesel and 1.6L T-GDI engine technology
Hyundai shows off latest R-2.0L diesel engine (150 hp) and 1.6L T-GDI engine (204 hp) technology!
The Hyundai Motor Group recently hosted the 11th Hyundai-Kia International Powertrain Conference, an annual event that brings together experts from across the world, and allows Hyundai a forum in which they can discuss industry trends, and also reveal advancements they have made in powertrain technology.
The event took place at the Rolling Hills Hotel in Korea, where the industry experts got to discuss the effect that the toughening of environmental policies has had on the innovation and direction of powertrain technology.
This year’s conference operated under the slogan “Innovation of Powertrain technology Through Collaboration”, which is a theme that is going to have to be adhered to going forward, thanks in large part to the policies which are now in place worldwide.
Hyundai Motor Co. vice chairman Woong-Chul Yang spoke of Hyundai’s ongoing efforts to keep pace with those regulations and to keep pace with innovation in the field by focusing on engines and transmissions that are high-performance, yet still adhere to the eco-friendly policies in place around the globe.
To emphasize that point, Hyundai unveiled two new powertrains, both of which were developed in-house and which clearly represent the path that Mr. Yang spoke of throughout the conference.
The first of the 2 engines was the Gamma 1.6 T-GDi engine which took over 4 years to develop, and by hitting a maximum output of 204 horsepower at 6000rpm, it’s already head and shoulders over its competitors, in a field that is notoriously tough to top. As if that power weren’t enough, the 1,6L turbo engine has emission levels that easily pass the most stringent standards of the Euro 5, as well as the extremely tough California ULEV-2 (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle).
Also on show was the Euro6 R-2.0L diesel engine which, like the Gamma, flexes its muscles whilst still easily passing the newer, stricter environmental policies aimed at a cleaner, greener world. The Euro6 reduces Nitrogen oxide emissions by 56 percent, and by being a solid two years ahead of the scheduled change in regulations, it’s safe to assume that it will be the diesel engine against which all others are measured.
The two day conference attracted more than 30 companies, with over 1,000 industry experts in attendance from the likes of Bosch, Delphi, Continental and Denso, all with an eye on improving the efficiency of the powertrain engine within the new parameters.
Hyundai has already shown themselves to be more than capable of leading the way, and have also shown the world that you don’t have to compromise power in order to stay within the rules, and be environmentally friendly at the same time.