Hyundai i45 Hybrid & turbo
Hyundai i45 ‘Blue Drive’ Hybrid key components:
A 30kW electric motor delivering 205Nm of torque
A regenerative braking system
An integrated starter generator that enables the engine to turn off at stops and restart automatically under acceleration
A lithium polymer battery package, with 5.3 Ah of capacity at 270 volt
A Theta II 2.4-litre petrol engine
Six-speed automatic transmission with electric oil pump
Weight-efficient bodyshell with a low drag coefficient (Cd 0.25)
Electric air conditioning compressor
Hybrid power control unit
Hyundai will also release its new 2.0-litre Theta II turbocharged petrol direct injection (GDI) in the i45. The engine marks the first time Hyundai have used both direct injection and turbocharged technology together in the one engine.
The new four-cylinder GDI engine develops 204kW of power at 6000rpm and 365Nm of torque from 1800 to 4500rpm. Using a twin-scroll turbocharger for instantaneous throttle response, Hyundai estimate a highway cycle fuel economy figure of 6.92L/100km. The new engine is mated exclusively to a new six-speed automatic transmission with electronically-controlled sequential manual mode.
The Hyundai i45 sedan will arrive in Australia from May. Pricing and full specification details will be announced closer to the launch.