Hyundai stops development of all-new diesel engines

Hyundai stops development of all-new diesel engines

The Hyundai Motor Group is following in the footsteps of Volvo by suspending development of all-new diesel engines, with Korea JoongAng Daily reporting that this has already taken place during the latter half of 2020.

As such, no all-new diesel engines will be launched by the group for the foreseeable future, although existing ones will be updated. These include those from the R, U and Smartstream D families, which are still offered with selected models from the group’s subsidiaries (Hyundai, Kia and Genesis), depending on market.

While diesel engines won’t play a huge part in the group’s future, petrol engines will continue to be developed for use in hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, which are still important in light of stricter emissions regulations.

Electrification is a key part of the company’s latest business strategy, and this will also include fully electric models based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). The group plans to expand its battery electric vehicle line-up from the current eight models to 23 by 2025 and sell one million units annually in global markets.

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  • Dinasaur Retirement on Jan 21, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Give up diesel, before able producing a better diesel engine.

    Hmmm, lost the further understanding chance

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  • JOACHIM on Jan 21, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Thanks to dieselgate scandal, diesel engine no longer have future. Well done VW! You killed an entire engine tech.

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  • James May on Jan 21, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    wonder where Clarkson is hiding now with his BMW 330d, laughing at Toyota Prius. its not about fuel economy you imbecile, its about how much less emission your car produced. One reason why BMW came up with 330e and 740Le.

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  • Manufacturers starting to jump off the ICE ship. Full electrification iceberg looming ahead.

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