In mid-November 2023, a leaked document from Kia’s Hwasong factory union confirmed a very remarkable information. In particular, Hyundai – Kia Group is developing a new, extremely high-quality hybrid transmission option.
The main engine of this system is 2.5L Theta 3 T-GDI. The time of completion and coming into use of the system is expected to be 2025.
Hyundai-Kia’s two Hwaseong and Ulsan factories will be the location to produce hybrid systems with the above engines, each producing approximately 110,000 engines/year.
The first car to use the above 2.5L hybrid system will be the new Hyundai Palisade. This version is used to replace the older 3.8L gasoline and 2.2L diesel engines as environmental standards no longer allow it.
Following the Hyundai Palisade, the similarly sized Kia Telluride also promises to use the above engine. Subsequently, the SUV lineup below including the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe may also add this option.
This is because by 2025 – 2026, both the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento will abandon traditional gasoline/oil options in many markets as emissions standards are further tightened. Therefore, Hyundai – Kia needs to add new options such as the above 2.5L hybrid version.
Apart from these 4 SUV models, Hyundai – Kia’s large car fleet in other segments may also use the new hybrid version, such as the Hyundai Grandeur in the sedan segment. Additionally, the Hyundai-Kia group’s top-ranked Genesis models will almost certainly use the new option.
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