Hyundai Motor has launched today in South Korea the world’s first CVVD engine on the new Sonata Turbo under “Sensuous Sportiness” Brand campaign.
The All-New Sonata is the first car under Hyundai’s next-generation design philosophy unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last March through the concept car Le Fil Rouge. It is a coupe style sports sedan embodied in a sensual and dynamic design.
Sonata Turbo is the first Hyundai car to use the new technology of CVVD engine. The CVVD engine is SmartStream gasoline 1.6-liter Turbo that uses a Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD).
The CVVD, developed for the first time in the world by Hyundai, controls the valve opening time, which was not adjustable in the existing Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) or Continuously Variable Valve Lift (CVVL) technology.
The 1.6 T-GDi engine has a maximum output of 180 horsepower (ps) and a maximum torque of 265 Nm. Continuous Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology and low pressure exhaust gas recirculation system (Low Pressure EGR) are applied in order to perform fuel economy and emissions.