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Featuring a 2.0 litre common rail turbo charged diesel engine, the Sonata diesel delivers great performance and economy with 103 kW / 138hp at 4,000 rpm, as well as 305 Nm / 225 ft-lbs of torque at 1800 – 2,500 rpm. Other highlights are a Variable Geometry Turbo and four speed transmission that features a sequential sports shift option.
The Getz has a 1.5 litre common rail turbo charged diesel under the bonnet which delivers 65 kW / 87hp of power at 4,000 rpm, and 215 Nm /158 ft-lbs of torque at 1,900 – 2,500 rpm.
More models are expected in 2007 with an Elite Sonata diesel and a 1.5 litre Accent in January 2007, as well as an Elantra Euro hatch diesel in the latter half of 2007.
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