Alliance South Korean automakers Kia and Hyundai announced future plans to reduce the fuel consumption of its cars by 25%. The report said both companies on the active use of turbocharging systems and the complete replacement of 70% of available engines.
It is possible that for such a bold decision, both companies came after a recent scandal in the US , where the California Council on atmospheric resources collected from two manufacturers first 100 million and then another $ 250 million for false fuel characteristics that Kia and Hyundai lightly indicated In the documentation of their cars.
Kia and Hyundai cars to reduce fuel consumption by 25%
However, most likely, it is a simple coincidence. Firstly, the Alliance Kia and Hyundai must from time to time to upgrade their vehicles, in order to not fall behind their competitors in the top markets in Europe and Asia. Secondly, is not the first trial related to underreporting of consumption, cannot hit the sales of both brands in the United States. And third, if the Koreans do not want to completely lose the European market, they will have to crook arranged under strict EU requirements, which clearly prescribed to reduce CO 2 emissions for all cars by 2020.
To all listed costs also add that the two leading automobile brands in South Korea becomes more difficult to compete with imported cars, which is actively continuing expansion in recent years in their home countries, in Korea. Therefore cars Kia and Hyundai, often using identical assemblies and components in the near future will suffer significant improvements and modifications designed to reduce by at least a quarter of such an important figure as fuel consumption. Thus, according to the guidelines Hyundai, major changes will affect the technical equipment of cars, especially the engines. The company will expand the range of petrol engines with turbocharging, and in most cases and did replace 7 of 10 existing motors. Of course, both brands will have to revise the device transmissions, which, along with the bodies of future models should be significantly lighter than their previous counterparts.