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New Hyundai 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder makes 200 hp in 2011 Sonata

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Nov 23rd, 2009 at 1:01PM

When Hyundai's all new Sonata goes on sale early in 2010, it will arrive in U.S. showrooms with only one available engine, a thoroughly revamped version of the 2.4-liter Theta-II four cylinder. The new engine is Hyundai's first production powerplant with gasoline direct injection, but John Juriga, director of powertrains at the Hyundai-Kia Technical Center (HATCI), promised it wouldn't be the last. Juriga told a media briefing at HATCI recently that Hyundai was planning to roll out GDI across its lineup in the coming years. For now though we have to be content with the new Sonata... Read More

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