HYUNDAI DIRECT INJECTION TECHNOLOGY WINS NEMPA/MIT YANKEE CUP TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Posted on 11. May, 2012 by in Hyundai Canada

DI Technology during a Center of Hyundai’s Fuel Efficiency Leadership Strategy

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 11, 2012 – Recognizing Hyundai for a industry-leading Direct Injection (DI) technology, theNew England Motor Press Association (NEMPA), in and with a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), respected Hyundai with this year’s Yankee Cup Technology Award, presented during their annual awards cooking in Cambridge, Mass. DI record concurrently improves fuel potency and lowers emissions and has played a pivotal purpose in Hyundai apropos America’s many fuel fit automobile company.

“With gas prices on a rise, it’s heartening to see a manufacturer like Hyundai building technologies that residence a really genuine concerns of American households, but losing steer of a suspicion that a automobile should still be fun to possess and operate,” pronounced Craig Fitzgerald, former boss of NEMPA. “Technology like Hyundai’s DI complement is providing Hyundai owners with fuel potency rivaling that of hybrids, but a additional expense.”

For a second year, NEMPA’s annual Yankee Cup endowment was selected by a row of MIT professors and NEMPA members during a blind vote. The row assessed a accumulation of entries and chose a acquiescence they suspicion best represented a function of modernized technology. To be considered, a record had to be new and accessible for squeeze for a 2011 indication year. Last year, Volvo was awarded a Yankee Cup for a singular reserve enhancements accessible by a Technology Package on a 2011 S60 and other models.

“As a member of a MIT village that was concerned in coordinating a preference process, we am really happy to see that Hyundai’s doing of a fuel economy improving record has warranted them this year’s Yankee Technology Cup,” pronounced Bryan Reimer, a Research Scientist in a MIT AgeLab and Associate Director of a New England University Transportation Center.

Previously a premium/luxury feature, Hyundai took a confidant step of bringing DI record to scarcely a whole swift of vehicles from a sub-compact Accent all a approach to a premium-luxury flagship Equus. In fact, Hyundai’s DI record is accessible on 7 models in a lineup, including a all-new 2013 Veloster Turbo/2012 Veloster, 2013 Genesis Coupe (3.8L V6), 2012 Equus, 2012 Genesis 5.0 R-Spec/2012 Genesis (3.8L V6), 2012 Azera, 2012 Sonata/2012 Sonata 2.0T and 2012 Accent. Accent and Sonata were also a initial vehicles in their shred to adopt DI record as customary apparatus in a naturally aspirated powertrain. DI is a record still not found on any vehicles in Toyota or Honda’s lineup.

“Hyundai, America’s many fuel fit automobile company, is unapproachable of a care in bringing DI engine record to a marketplace in such a large approach and is committed to creation serve improvements in a fuel potency of high-sales-volume, gasoline-powered vehicles,” pronounced Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.

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