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Hyundai already offers a diesel engine in its Veracruz crossover abroad, but like many other would-be U.S-bound oil burners, it doesn't meet the emissions standards of all 50 states. That's said to change, when Hyundai overcomes those hurdles and releases their three-liter V6 diesel in the U.S. in either 2009 or 2010.
The S-engine will be made available initially in the Veracruz, according to Hyundai's CEO, Dong Jim Kim. "We think this is a very good engine. With a little more effort we can meet the U.S. requirements," said Kim during an interview with Automotive News.

The Hyundai-developed V6 utilizes an electronically controlled turbo that increases performance and fuel economy, and at the same time creates 240 HP.

At $27,000, the Veracruz is currently the most expensive model in Hyundai's lineup, so it's safe to assume that the diesel-equipped CUV will command a slight premium.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I'll buy!
      • 8 Years Ago
      AFAIK the engine is of VM origin (VM 630 series) and Borg Warner did some -- quite interesting -- finetuning to the charger and the common rail system. But the basic design stays italian.

      Please correct me if I'm wrong.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #2 I agree totally....put a diesel in the Genesis.

      I would imagine that could put Hyundai in a class by itself...If...If pricing will be truely as affordable as suggested in rumors about the Genesis. Then no other manufacturer would have that size sedan style automobile(not SUV or CUV) with diesel power offered at an affordable price.
      Mercedes E diesel powered auto has like a $52K sticker price. If and when VW returns with diesel power, prices will be comparativly high also and size autos will be smaller.
      Really hope it will be considered by Hyundai.
      • 8 Years Ago
      that still leaves someone like me out. How about a 4 cylinder diesel for the Elantra?