The future Hyundai double cab vehicle that will fight the Toyota HiLux and the Ford Ranger could make use of a powerful new six-cylinder diesel engine that debuted in the Genesis GV80 luxury SUV.
The new diesel propulsion system could be used in a future Hyundai double cab, according to Hyundai Motor’s head of research and development, Albert Biermann.
Biermann mentioned the idea that the six-cylinder in-line engine will be used in commercial vehicle applications in the future.
“With this engine we can have many applications. As you know, we manufacture commercial vehicles, etc., so this engine will be there for quite some time. You don’t need to worry about that engine, “Biermann said.
Then he apparently took a step back from that kind of commitment, stating that “we haven’t finally decided yet” if the engine will transcend the limits of the brand in the Hyundai family.
However, it seems that it certainly will, with Hyundai planning a large-scale attack in the space of commercial vehicles worldwide. There will be a double cab vehicle of the brand, and we bet that this engine, and possibly the new platform on which the GV80 sits, will form the basis for the Hyundai vehicle.
The new in-line six-cylinder turbo diesel engine used in the GV80 has the option of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, thanks to the new architecture that supports it, and makes use of an internally developed eight-speed engine. automatic transmission.
It is capable of producing 205kW of power and 588Nm of torque, according to Genesis specifications: outputs large enough to disturb VW Amarok V6 (200kW / 580Nm) and Mercedes-Benz X-Class V6 (190kW / 550Nm).
Biermann said the decision to choose a six online over a V6 design was easy.
“It makes the power softer. It’s very soft. The vibrations are minor, ”he said. “This new platform was already considered with that engine.”
The platform will also be able to use hybrid powertrain components, Biermann suggested, so we could also see a hybrid petrol or diesel when it finally comes to fruition.
How CarsGuide He previously reported, “Work has begun” on the Hyundai Ute, which is expected to arrive in Australia in 2023.
It is possible that the Hyundai ute can also use gasoline engines that drive the luxury SUV GV80, including a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces up to 226kW or a 3.5-liter V6 biturbo with 283kW / 529Nm.
The latter could even wear a Hyundai N badge, which means it could take the fight to the future Ford Ranger Raptor V8.