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Hyundai Venue To Get A Mild Hybrid Engine?


The Korean carmaker is planning to add a mild-hybrid variant for the compact SUV with the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine

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  • Hyundai debuted new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol with the Venue.
  • It is offered with a choice of 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
  • It boasts of a best-in-segment claimed fuel efficiency of 18.15-18.27kmpl.
  • Hyundai is looking to improve the package with a mild-hybrid system in the near future.
  • First electrified Hyundai will be the Kona EV, which is set to launch on July 9.

Hyundai’s recently launched sub-compact SUV, the Venue, also debuted the brand’s 1.0- litre turbocharged petrol engine in India. It boasts of a best in class claimed fuel efficiency figure ranging between 18.15kmpl to 18.27kmpl. Now, Hyundai is planning to take it a step further by adding a mild-hybrid system with the new engine.

The 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol motor churns out 120PS of power and 172Nm of peak torque. It can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Where the manual option is claimed to deliver 18.27kmpl, the automatic variant returns 18.15kmpl, which are the best figures for a turbo-petrol engine in the segment.

Also Read: Hyundai Kona All-Electric SUV To Be Launched On July 9

Considering the upcoming emission norms and the shift towards electric mobility, Hyundai believes this engine’s performance and efficiency could be further improved by the addition of mild-hybrid technology. There are chances that this engine could also be used for models other than the Venue sub-compact SUV, such as the Verna or the Elite i20.

Currently, Hyundai’s only mild-hybrid models globally are the Ioniq and Sonata sedans. While the Sonata might make its way here later this year, Hyundai will be launching a full-fledged EV first in the form of the Kona Electric SUV that’s slated to launch in July. The carmaker recently confirmed that it will continue offering diesel engines in the BS6 era, despite the expected increase in prices of around Rs 1 lakh on an average.

 

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