Aussies Get Hyundai i45 With Smaller Engine
The Hyundai i45 is the Australian version of the Sonata mid-size sedan and it has received a smaller engine that becomes the entry-level point for the lineup. We are talking about a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter power unit that produces 162 hp (121 kW) @ 6,200 rpm and a peak torque of 198 Nm @ 4,600 rpm. This engine can be linked to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a more comfortable 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Korean automaker stated that this version of the i45 can do 30.9 mpg (7.6 liters / 100 km) when equipped with the automatic gearbox. The more powerful 2.4-liter unit, that delivers 198 hp (148 kW) and a peak torque of 250 Nm, can do 29.8 mpg (7.9 liters / 100 km), with the 6-speed automatic transmission. The model fitted with the 2.4-liter engine cannot be mated to the manual gearbox.
The price for the Hyundai i45 in Australia starts from AU$26,990 (manual gearbox) and from AU$28,590 (automatic gearbox).
Source: Hyundai via Carscoop
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