Sitting off to the side of the Kia stand at the Detroit Auto Show is a display of a 3.0L clean diesel V-6. This same engine has been in production in Korean market Kia and Hyundai models including the Veracruz. John Juriga director of powertrains at the Hyundai-Kia Technical Center (HATCI) near Ann Arbor, MI confirmed that the engine is currently running on dynamometers and in vehicles at HATCI. The display indicated that the engine is targeted for the new Boreggo SUV in 2010. At the introduction of the Hyundai Veracruz last year, the company indicated that the CUV would receive a diesel in the next few years and spokesman Miles Johnson confirmed that this engine is the one that will be used. The V-6 is equipped with particulate filters and urea injection to clean up the exhaust stream.

[Source: Kia, Hyundai, DieselForecast.com]

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