The Korean company launch a new powertrain into mass production.
Hyundai decided to release a continuously variable transmission in a more massive scale – now this configuration will be available on the model Accent (the car market sold under the name Solaris), and the older Elantra sedan.
CVT IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission) from a set of Smartstream self – development concern. In contrast to the more simple pushing a belt, a reinforced pull IVT is used. For the first time the Koreans have shown new developments in 2017, but then they were only available on the Kia Forte and the Hyundai i20 and the individual market. Now says about the two key models for the U.S. market.
The largest in terms of circulation model of the company, the Hyundai Accent is a copy of Solaris, which is widely known in our market. Before the two cars differed only in subtle details, but now it is, in fact, two completely different cars – the American version has acquired not only a new variator, but in addition to it the unit Smartstream G1.6 with a combined fuel injection.
New motor for Hyundai Accent a little weaker than the predecessor power: maximum return now stands at 122 HP vs. 132 HP, torque is also decreased from 161 to 153 Nm. But the Korean developers have managed to make the car more economical at times, almost liter – if before 100 km Accent spent 7.4 liters, the new version of this indicator according to the method EPA does not exceed 6.5 liters.
Senior sedan Hyundai Elantra will also get a new CVT, but the engine is in the company of the old left, the two-liter aspirated with multipoint injection, the output of which 149 horsepower. It helped make the car a little more economical – the consumption decreased from 7.4 to 6.7 liters and 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers.