12/13/2018, Fountain Valley, CA
The 2019 NEXO Fuel Cell and Kona Electric CUVs recognized for world-class powertrain technologies
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 – Hyundai earns dual out of a 10 desired spots in a 2019 WardsAuto 10 Best Engine foe for a all-new 2019 NEXO FCEV and 2019 Kona Electric CUVs. The approval highlights a constrained powertrains achieved by worldly fuel-efficient pattern and opening of a engines. This outlines a tenth time Hyundai has warranted a WardsAuto 10 Best Engine approval given a awards’ annual pregnancy in 1995.
2019 Hyundai NEXO FCV 2019 Kona Electric
“It is a loyal respect to have dual of a all-new eco-friendly engine applications accept this prestigious endowment as it underscores Hyundai’s movement toward carrying a industry’s many different CUV powertrain lineup,” pronounced John Juriga, director, Powertrains, Hyundai America Technical Center, Hyundai Motor Group. “The unconstrained hours of research, research and real-world research by a engineering village has effectively lifted a bar for choice fuel applications. We are really unapproachable of what has been achieved in this rarely rival marketplace. We are committed to providing smart, choice fuel solutions for automobile buyers, and demeanour brazen to continue flourishing a eco-vehicle portfolio.”
Hyundai Motor Company skeleton to broach 18 models by 2025. NEXO leads Hyundai Motor’s skeleton in growth of zero-emission vehicles. This new growth devise also represents a subsequent step for Hyundai Motor Group toward realizing a cleaner sourroundings around modernized eco-friendly vehicles.
The NEXO is Hyundai’s flagship car and improves on a Tucson FCEV. The NEXO Blue indication has an estimated pushing operation of 380 miles, 115 some-more than a predecessor. The NEXO Limited trim has an estimated operation of 354 miles. NEXO Blue models have estimated MPGe of 65 city, 58 highway and 61 combined, while NEXO Limited models have an estimated MPGe of 59 city, 54 highway, and 57 combined.
According to Drew Winter, comparison calm executive during WardsAuto, “The fuel-cell foe is heating adult and Hyundai’s fun-to-drive NEXO leads a container with a operation of adult to 380 miles, fuel tank wrapping that does not concede legroom or bucket space and a member plan that will capacitate Hyundai to scale adult prolongation volumes during reduce cost in a future.”
In addition, a NEXO’s refueling time can be achieved in as small as 5 minutes, permitting a consumer lifestyle really identical to a allied gasoline-powered SUV in terms of operation and refueling speed. NEXO hydrogen storage uses 3 apart hydrogen tanks in a back of a vehicle. These are configured to maximize altogether interior volume, generally in a back cargo area, augmenting it by 5.8 cubic feet and permitting for a agree bucket floor. With 161 rise horse-power (120 kW) and 291 lb.-ft. of torque, acceleration and appetite have also increasing to improve NEXO altogether performance.
Hyundai finds success with a all-new 2019 Kona Electric featuring a class-leading 258 miles of range. The new electric CUV offers childish design, sporty pushing character, heading safety technology and modernized infotainment comforts in an affordable, compress footprint along with anabundant apartment of customary reserve equipment. Additionally, a Kona’s Electric battery is coveredby Hyundai’s attention heading Lifetime Battery Warranty.
“The Hyundai Kona’s neck gnawing appetite and torque make it a blast to drive, either accelerating from a stoplight or flitting on a expressway,” commented Drew Winter, WardsAuto. “And with 258 miles of EPA-estimated all-electric range, a Kona is a longest-range, non-Tesla battery-electric car accessible in a U.S., creation it appealing to those who wish gasoline-engine-like operation in a renouned crossover physique style.” He added, “The topping on a cake is a really affordable.”
The Kona Electric powertrain employs a high-efficiency 150 kW (201 horsepower) permanent-magnet synchronous electric engine granted by a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. The engine develops 291 lb.ft. of torque distributed to a front wheels. The powertrain inverter has a appetite firmness of 25.4 kVA per liter. The battery complement is glass cooled and operates during 356 volts. Battery container appetite firmness is 141.3 Wh/kg (greater than Chevy Bolt), with a sum battery complement weight underneath 1,000 lbs. In addition, Kona Electric EPA estimated MPGe is 132 city, 108 highway, and 120 combined.
This is a 25th year for WardsAuto 10 Best Engines, a foe combined to commend superb powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and those singular engines or electric thrust systems that are so constrained that they assistance sell a vehicle. This year, 34 entries were competing for a prestigious approval and were selected from 2018 and 2019 indication year vehicles. To be eligible, a new or significantly mutated engine or thrust complement contingency be on sale in a prolongation car during a initial entertain of 2019, with a bottom cost capped during $64,000.
WardsAuto 10 Best Engines is a ultimate list that defines a industry’s superb powertrains. Since a list began in 1995, Hyundai has been respected 10 times: a Tau V-8 was in 2009 (4.6-liter), 2010 (4.6-liter) and 2011 (5.0-liter); a Gamma I-4 in 2012; a hydrogen fuel dungeon powertrain in 2015; a Nu (2.0-liter plug-in Hybrid) in 2016; a four-cylinder Turbocharged DOHC (1.4-liter); and a (3.3-liter) in 2018. The 2019 awards rite will take place during a party during a North American International Auto Show on Jan 16, 2019, in Detroit.
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