Hyundai-Kia Would Developing a Turbocharged V6 Engine

by Oct 27, 2012All News, Hyundai, Kia, Technical0 comments

According to reports, at Hyundai-Kia’s International Powertrain Conference, the automakers confirmed that they are currently working on a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. The likely recipient of this new boosted V6 engine is the next-generation Genesis series.

Using a 3.0-liter engine, is expected to feature direct fuel injection (GDi) and a turbocharger unit. The end result is expected to be 350 hp and around 33 miles per gallon when bolted under the hood of the next-generation Hyundai Genesis. The existing Genesis Coupe 3.8 uses a 3.8-liter V6 GDi with an out up of 348 horsepower.

But until now all of these are rumors and we don’t expect to see the next-gen Genesis Coupe until at least the 2016 model year, maybe even later. If Hyundai is planning on this engine going into the Genesis sedan, we could see it as early as 2014 ¿probably with the 10-speed automatic transmission? Stay tuned!

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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