According to AutoDaum, the Hyundai brand will complete the production of an eight-cylinder engine by the end of this year: a 5.0-liter power unit from the Tau family.
The abandonment of the 8-cylinder engine in Hyundai is associated with the imminent launch of the flagship sedan of the Genesis brand: the updated G90 will be equipped with a turbocharged 6-cylinder unit instead of the V8 engine. The current V8 engine produces 425 hp. and 520 Nm of maximum torque.
With the next generation of the Genesis G90 sedan, it will be replaced by a new 3.5-liter supercharged 6-cylinder engine with an intercooler. It will be less powerful (380 hp), but more high-torque, as it will be able to deliver up to 530 Nm of maximum torque.
According to AutoDaum, Hyundai’s decision is related to the desire to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. In addition to the new engine, the redesigned Genesis G90 will receive a more rigid body, fully steerable chassis with air suspension and third level autonomous control technology. In addition, a fully electric version with the eG90 index is planned. The debut of the new sedan is scheduled for the second half of 2021.