Hyundai debuts engine enhancements for high 2020 Sonata sedans
The appears to be like aren’t the one factor that is exceptional in regards to the 2020 Hyundai Sonata sedan with its new turbocharged engine.
When it arrives later this 12 months, the 2020 Sonata SEL and Sonata Restricted will use a brand new engine know-how developed by Hyundai to make use of much less gasoline and decrease emissions by altering how the engine operates, relying on velocity.
The 1.6-liter turbo-Four discovered within the Sonata SEL and Restricted would be the first engine to make use of know-how that controls how lengthy cylinder valves are open throughout combustion. Hyundai estimates the know-how will enhance efficiency from its engine by Four p.c, scale back gasoline consumption by 5 p.c, and lower emissions by 12 p.c. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata SEL and Sonata Restricted, which can use the brand new engine, make 180 horsepower however aren’t but rated by the EPA for gasoline financial system.
At low speeds, the methods hold valves open longer to scale back friction and strain on the cylinders. At excessive speeds, the methods shut valves extra rapidly for larger efficiency. Beforehand, engines may management when valves open and closed, however could not management how lengthy valves stayed open.
The brand new engine additionally makes use of exhaust fuel recirculation at decrease speeds to enhance effectivity and decrease nitrogen oxides emitted by the engine.
When it goes on sale later this 12 months, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata will characteristic a number of different applied sciences developed by the automaker for the brand new sedan. Along with its smartphone-based digital key, the Sonata additionally debuts chrome strip lighting that extends up from the headlights throughout the entrance of the automotive and a brand new platform for Hyundai that is lighter and stronger.
The brand new 2020 Sonata is predicted to reach within the U.S. throughout the subsequent few months.