A few weeks ago Hyundai announced a new strategy aimed at greater efficiency. The Korean firm will progressively reduce the supply of combustion engines to focus on electric cars, a strategy that will affect the entire group. A report indicates that the new Genesis G90, which will debut in 2022, will lose the powerful V8 engine.
Porsche has already warned that the big engines had their days numbered, before the demanding Euro 7 emissions standard that will be released in the second half of this decade, and not only in our continent but throughout the world. The Germans are beginning to discard the powerful V8 engines, seriously betting on downsizing combined with electrification, achieving equal or higher performances.
In the same vein, just a few weeks ago Hyundai announced a new strategy for its entire group of brands, gradually abandoning combustion to focus on electric cars. The Korean firm has advanced technology for all models, including Genesis. The Premium brand is in the news, according to a report from South Korea pointing to the disappearance of a flagship of its engines, the 5.0-liter V8 known as “Tau.
2022 Genesis G90 5.0 V8 engine
The disappearance is imminent, as much as it will be abandoned later this year. This powerful engine is found under the hood of the current Genesis G90 and was also expected under that of the new generation of the luxury saloon that is in development and will debut in 2022. While the only possibility to keep it was electrification, the shots indeed go on the other side much more interesting. The recently released KIA K9 in South Korea no longer has this engine on its offer.
The Koreans are testing a new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-six petrol engine as a replacement. A propeller with which they can get more performance than the only V8 manufactured by Hyundai, which offers a maximum power of 425 hp and which has reached up to 450 hp with modifications in creations presented at editions of the world’s largest tuning fair. the SEMA, and it was rated as one of the top 10 engines in the world by «Wards Auto» from 2008 to 2010.
The new engine is known as “SmartStream G3.5 FR T-GDI” and features advanced technologies, including a double injection system, two turbos, and a water-cooled intercooler. The maximum power is 380 hp and the maximum torque is 529 Nm, slightly higher than that of the current V8 which amounts to 519 Nm. The first that has fallen of many others that will also disappear, even in the V6 range, and the disappearance of the diesel.