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Hot future models from Hyundai Group

By SYF77 on 21 Feb 2012

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Ever since Kia and Hyundai launched their new design language, they have acquired quite a number of fans – just look at the number of Kia Koup and Cerato sedans we have on our road. The new Elantra is becoming a common sight in Singapore too. However, don’t you wish that the new products from Hyundai Group have the power to match their good looks?

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According to Auto Express, the good news is that hot versions of regular Hyundai models are on the way. At the launch of the I30 hatchback, Hyundai Europe chief operations officer, Allan Rushforth, said that there are plans for a range of 'GTI' variants. "We realise, just as you guys do, that we need to inject some life into our cars," Rushforth said. "We are looking at, and have looked at, introducing sportier models with things like stiffer suspension into the i30 and i40 segments." "The dual-clutch gearbox in the Veloster was us dipping our toe in the water, but we do have a dual clutch strategy and it will be rolled out into other models so watch this space," he added. The “GTI” Hyundai I30 is expected to inherit the 198bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine from the funky Veloster.

Not to be outdone, sister company, Kia, is also developing a speedier version of its new Cee’d. Insiders told Auto Express that the 1.6-litre turbo engine has already produced 240bhp in testing and the upcoming three-door ProCee’d would be equipped with a slightly detuned version. When the ProCee’d makes its debut at the Paris Motor Show come September 2012, don’t be surprised to see VW’s CEO checking it out, just like what he did during the launch of the Hyundai I30 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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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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