2016 Hyundai SonataLaunched With 1.7 Diesel, 1.6 Turbo Engines In Korea
Hyundai knew back in 1985 that they had the midsize sedan that would serve as their segment staple for years to come.
The Sonata has survived six generations, getting better and better with every single update.
Now in its seventh generation, the Sonata has added a PHEV model, and a 1.6-liter turbo and 1,7L CRDI diesel engines to take the engine count to seven.
2016 Sonata engines – Korean market
The Korean-market 2016 Hyundai Sonata comes with a 2,0L gasoline engine that delivers 168 horsepower and 148-lb.-ft. of torque.
In addition to that, there is a turbocharged 2,0L turbo GDi engine that cranks out 245 horsepower and 260-lb.-ft. of torque.
The Korean-spec model of the 2016 Sonata Plug-In Hybrid will get a similar US-spec PHEV model that is scheduled to be made available in the fall.
The powertrain featured in the Sonata PHEV will be a 2,0L GDi with 156 HP and 139 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine will be naturally aspirated and will be mated to an electric motor that delivers 68 HP and 151 lb.-ft. of torque.
As far as fuel economy goes, it doesn’t get much better than the U2 1.7-liter diesel. The Korean-spec Sonata sedan model delivers 141 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque, all of which translates to a fuel economy of 6 liters per 100 km, assuming that the engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.
We can’t forget about the 1.6L T-GDi turbo engine that delivers 180 HP and 194 lb.-ft. of torque.
Word from Hyundai is that this unit has been developed over the space of 52 months, with the Koreans apparently spending in the neighborhood of 69.5 billion Korean won (about 6.17 million US dollars) on the project.
This particular engine can be perfectly mated to the all-new DCT 7-speed double-clutch automatic transmission that was recently developed by Hyundai.
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