Hyundai’s remaining V8 to bow out by means of the top of 2021, as a better Genesis G90 flagship sedan strikes to turbo V6 and electrical energy.
Hyundai’s remaining V8 engine will likely be phased out by means of the top of this yr in favour of smaller six-cylinder engines and turbocharging, new in another country studies declare.
Korean newsletter AutoDaum claims the next-generation model of the Genesis G90 limousine – which these days is not bought in Australia – may not be to be had with the 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated ‘Tau’ V8 presented with its predecessor, as a substitute positioning the Hyundai team’s 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 because the flagship engine.
The discontinuation of the 5.0-litre mill within the G90 marks the top of the V8 engine for the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis manufacturers, because the elimination of the ‘Tau’ engine from the comparable, Korean-market Kia K9 limousine previous this yr noticed the flagship Genesis transform the V8’s ultimate software.
Presented in its present, direct-injected shape in 2015 – despite the fact that the Tau engine circle of relatives dates again to 2008 – the outgoing G90’s 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated unit develops 313kW and 520Nm on top rate gas, despatched to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automated transmission.
Observe: Outgoing Genesis G90 pictured all the way through.
The mill’s displacement makes it probably the most tough combustion engine these days produced by means of the Hyundai Motor Crew (comprising Hyundai, Kia and Genesis), even outmuscling the 279kW/530Nm quoted by means of the downsized 3.5-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 that can change it.
Because of be unveiled later in 2021, in step with AutoDaum, the next-generation, V6-only Genesis G90 flagship sedan will experience on a brand new rear-wheel-drive platform, able to supporting fully-electric powertrain choices, in addition to Degree 3 semi-autonomous riding era very similar to its major Eu rival, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Whether or not it’ll come to Australia is not transparent, then again, given the outgoing G90 was once in-built left-hand pressure solely, and minimum luxurious sedan gross sales make a industry case for a right-hook G90 exhausting to justify.