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There’s evidence that there’s still life in the old internal combustion engine. Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled engine technology that it claims increases fuel efficiency by 5% and decreases emissions by 12%. 

The world’s first Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology works by controlling the timing of valve opening and closing according to driving conditions.

It will feature in future Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The innovation was revealed alongside the Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi – the first engine to feature the technology.

Fuel-Efficient Engine Technology

Albert Biermann, President and Head of Research and Development Division at Hyundai Motor Group, says: “The development of the CVVD technology is a good example how Hyundai Motor Group is strengthening our powertrain technology.”

He adds: “We will continue our innovation efforts to bring forth paradigm shifts and ensure sustainability of our business model.”

The groups says the new Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi engine will be applied in the Hyundai Sonata Turbo, which is set for introduction in the second-half of 2019. 

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