Hyundai Motor India will give their strong-selling compact SUV, the Venue, a new diesel motor. It will be a 1.5 litre motor borrowed from Kia’s mid-size SUV, the Seltos. It will replace Hyundai’s current crop of diesel engines, which include a 1.4 litre and a 1.6 litre motor.
Both the engines mentioned above do not comply with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms, set to kick-off next year. On the other hand, the 1.5 litre diesel motor does adhere to the emission norms. There was talk of Hyundai developing a diesel motor which will comply to the BS-VI norms.
As per recent reports, it looks like the talk of the automaker developing new diesel motors may not see light at the end of the tunnel. The Kia-borrowed 1.5 litre engine makes 115 BHP of power along with 250 Nm of torque. It comes mated with a 6-speed manual gearbox, with an automatic version of it also being offered as an option for the Seltos.
The 1.4 litre diesel motor on the Venue gives 90 BHP of power and 220 Nm of torque. At present, there is good demand going on for the motor, coupled by the strong showing of the Venue in sales. Furthermore, the Kia-borrowed engine will be placed in more Hyundai’s in the coming future.
These include the i20, Verna, Creta and the Elantra. However, the models mentioned above could get a different state of tune, which means different outputs of power and torque. The BS-VI compliant engine on the Venue looks likely to be launched early next year.
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