Hyundai-Kia's Launched New 1.6-litre Diesel Engine - V3Cars
Hyundai-Kia has launched has revealed the next generation of its 1.6-litre diesel engine, the 1.6-litre U3 CRDI. It will be offered for the first time in the updated Optima (Kia’s version of the Hyundai Sonata), which will be showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The launch of this powertrain is a joint effort between Hyundai and Kia. As Hyundai is a primary shareholder of Kia, this joint product development effort is one of many of the initiatives that both companies take up from time to time to build up and maintain cordial business relations.
The new engine will replace the Optima’s ageing 1.7-litre CRDI and the 1.6-litre U2 CRDI in the near future, which currently powers cars such as the Verna, Creta and the Elantra in India along with a few more in Europe and other countries. The new diesel engine that is being introduced by Hyundai would have more torque boost and power.
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