Hyundai and Delphi Automotive to Develop Highly Fuel Efficient Engine
D-Bo, Nov. 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
According to Automotive Magazine, Hyundai Motors and Delphi Automotive have agreed to develop a gasoline engine that has fuel efficiency up to 25 percent better than its competitors. Delphi Automotive is an American multinational automotive part manufacturing company based out of Troy, Michigan.
The 1.8-liter gasoline direct compression ignition (GDCI) engine reportedly outperforms 2.0-liter diesel engines in terms of both power and gas mileage.
Hyundai plans to install it in the new Sonata to test its performance before mass-producing it. The model will be released next year. The new engine is expected to improve the car's fuel efficiency from 11.9 km/l to 14.9 km/l.