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By SYF77 on 24 Apr 2011

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Hyundai Motor Company plans to expand its turbo engine family with the introduction of a brand new 1.6L T-GDI turbo engine. Based on the existing 1.6L GDI four-cylinder engine which currently propels the Korean market Hyundai Avante, the unit uses a twin-scroll turbocharger which improves the engine response and performance. At the same time, the turbocharger increases efficiency at low engine speeds, improving combustion efficiency and lowers emissions.

The 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine generates 208 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 265Nm of torque. The output puts the power plant on par with the VW Group's 2.0 liter TFSI unit that goes into the Golf GTI and Audi A3 models. According to Hyundai, the all-new 1.6L T-GDI turbo engine will be available in the new Hyundai Veloster sports coupe starting from 2012. Going forward, it will also appear in the upcoming 2013 Hyundai ix30 and next generation Kia cee’d. It looks like the situation has changed from the 1980s – it is time for the Japanese to change up with the Koreans.

The new 1.6L turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine is part of the carmaker’s new initiative called Blue Drive, which aims to lead the automobile industry in fuel efficiency and sustainability. Hyundai may unveil the 2012 Veloster's new power plant at the upcoming New York auto show later this month.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Bulls_is_back Apr 24 2011 05:03 PM
The Nissan MR16DDT is 188hp and 240Nm is available today in the Juke, no need to wait till 2012.
20hp and 25Nm ... nothing a ECU remap can't cure ... then again, based on this stock Juke Dyno , looks like Nissan might have under declared the power for insurance reasons. The 188hp declared seems to be like whp.
GTR Apr 24 2011 05:35 PM
This car look like another copy. Direct copy of the Renault Megane RS.
Pocus Apr 24 2011 09:34 PM
Let's face it..... ECU remapping aside, whether you like it or not, we cannot deny the FACT that the Hyundai GDI Turbo is 20hp and 25mn more than the MR16DDT in STOCK form! A 1.6litre Turbo-only exceeding 200bhp!! Wow!

We also deny the fact GDI is a new and innovative technology that is on par with what current japanese engines can offer. (Although Mitsubishi long have GDI engines....with little success in reliability..)

Remapping ECU for a Turbo engine can do wonders...heck even the old-school AG15T from my Colt Turbo can hit 200bhp and 260nm with some ECU remapping...BUT already at 200bhp in stock form, can you imagine what the Hyundai Engine can achieve with similar ECU remapping??

The only fear I had is that this engine may not hit our shores due to the senstivity on the sulfur content in our Fuel. Fingers still cross though..

While you adore the marvels made by Nissan, you also have to acknowledge that there many innovative technologies out there that to marvel...Only then you can be open to more choices to choose! wink.gif
Bulls_is_back Apr 24 2011 10:16 PM
Nissan DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline Turbo-charged) is probably the same tech as Hyundai GDI Turbo.
The point is that while Nissan is already on the road as of 2010, while the Hyundai is going to have it in a product in 2012.
Even without ECU remap, the Nissan is already >210hp >270Nn dyno in a stock production car on the road ...
hence I don't see how the brand new Hyundai engine is showing the Japanese the way to modern development.

All things considered, I would give credit to the Europeans for leading the way in small CC w/ TC trend.
If only Nissan will give up the CVT and go the dual clutch automatic route.
Pocus Apr 24 2011 10:55 PM
You refering to the Juke having CVT? If it's the Juke I felt the CVT actually makes perfect sense.....CVT is known for being economical and I don't think Nissan intented the Juke to be a sports machine right?

What really don't make sense is strapping a CVT in a Colt turbo....but that's a story for another post...LOL

And yes, I gotta agree with you...Kudos to the Europeans for making a comeout with these popular small cc FIed engines....makes to most sense for our singapore car ownership, tax structure and fluctuating fuel prices.
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