New Hyundai i45 gets a Smaller Engine in Australia

Hyundai i45 11 New Hyundai i45 gets a Smaller Engine in Australia

Hyundai i45 3 New Hyundai i45 gets a Smaller Engine in Australia

Hyundai i45 8 New Hyundai i45 gets a Smaller Engine in Australia

Hyundai i45 13 New Hyundai i45 gets a Smaller Engine in Australia

Korean automaker Hyundai, which was once a low profile automotive manufacturer has now leapt in a space of 25 years, to become a leading global giant in car making. Recently the company has introduced Hyundai’s Sonata mid-size sedan with a smaller engine called i45 in Australia.

The car is powered by a 2.0l MPI (Multi point Injection), 4 cylinder petrol engine which delivers a maximum output of 121 kW (162 HP) at 6,200 rpm and a peak torque of 198Nm at 4,600 rpm. The engine is linked to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or arranged for a 6-speed automatic transmission for smooth travel. The fuel consumption of the vehicle as described by the car manufacturer is 7.9l /100km (i.e. 29.8mpg in US) with manual transmission and 7.6l /100km (i.e. 30.9 mpg in US) with auto transmission. The car accelerates from 0 to 100kmph in 10.9s and it features a Hill-start assist system. With a smaller engine, the size of the brake discs has been reduced. The front disc size has been reduced from 300mm to 280mm and the rear disc size has been made smaller from 284mm to 262 mm. The other safety features of the mid-size sedan remains unchanged. Electronic Stability Control, Cruise Control, Anti-lock brakes, front and side airbags, ABS and electronic brake-force distribution are the originalfeatures.

The handsome looks of the Hyundai i45 demands attention. Hyundai describes the attractive design of the car as “fluidic sculpture”. Thecompact drive train upfront, the long roof and high beltline creating sufficient interior space makes the car more attractive. Hyundai has priced the mid size sedan at AU$26,990 for manual transmission model and AU$28,590 for the automated version.(Both prices exclude on-road costs). Thus with the introduction of a smaller engine, the price of the older version could be reduced by $2600. At present, Hyundai is making moderate sales figures in Australia.

–Kreation Guru

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