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Hyundai unveils next-gen engine at Frankfurt show

https://www.auto123.com/en/news/hyundai-smart-stream-engines-frankfurt-2017/63977/

Looks like alongside the Kona Hyundai also introduced a modified version of the 1.6T Gamma engine, and a new 8 speed wet-clutch DCT. I figure this can't be an accident that this engine and transmission (branded SmartStream) got introduced alongside 2 i30 variants and the Kona: I figure the drivetrains are meant to go into the models. Anyone have any further info? It'd be great if we got an enhanced 1.6T and 8 speed DCT when we get the Kona next year.
 

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Often car makers do minor changes from year to year that we don't always find out on paper but we might find out during testing from publications. One thing from Hyundai that will help is seeing a power band chart. What sort of improvements are you looking for?
 

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Often car makers do minor changes from year to year that we don't always find out on paper but we might find out during testing from publications. One thing from Hyundai that will help is seeing a power band chart. What sort of improvements are you looking for?
A little more acceleration and better fuel economy. Smoothing out the DCT would be nice, and wet clutch designs tend to be a bit smoother than dry clutch ones.

Not saying the existing Gamma-T and DCT wouldn't be good enough, but the improvement would be nice.
 

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Wouldn't mind seeing better fuel economy as well with how expensive gas prices are these days, though I may be reminiscing about the prices in the hay day. But that's one area which needs improving and if not updated, people may just decide to go for a hybrid instead.
 

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I think that if they can increase compression to levels that Mazda has then they will be in a better position to offer us better fuel economy, all while not digging too deep in their budgets. If Mazda can do it then Hyundai can.
 
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