View Full Version : Hyundai Develops EURO-4 Engine One Year Early

12-21-2004, 05:36 PM
<I>Should be good news for Europe, any chance this will arrive in other parts of the world?</I><p><br>Updated Dec.21,2004 18:23 KST<p>Hyundai Develops EURO-4 Engine One Year Early<p>Hyundai Motor Co. announced Tuesday that it has succeeded in developing a diesel engine that meets the EURO-4 emission standard. The engine will be installed in the follow-up model of its Verna sedan, which is scheduled to roll out next April, and in the diesel NF Sonata model that will be launched in late 2005. <br>The automaker had first planned to produce diesel sedans compatible with the EURO-4 standard from 2006. However, as the development process progressed faster than expected, it decided to commence manufacturing vehicles one year earlier than the scheduled date. <p>Prior to this, the government decided to apply the EURO-3 emission standard in 2005 and EURO-4 standard from 2006, as it permits the sales of diesel vehicles from 2005. <p>EURO-4 is stricter than its predecessor, limiting the amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emitted per kilometer to 0.25 grams, and particulate matter (PM) to 0.025 grams, while EURO-3 limits the amount of NOx to 0.5 grams and the level of PM to 0.05 grams per kilometer on the road. <p>(Kim Jong-ho, tellme@chosun.com)<p>Another article, different focus, from Green Car Congress: <A HREF="http://www.greencarcongress.com/2004/12/hyundai_to_intr.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.greencarcongress.co....html</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 4:46 PM 12/21/2004</i>

12-30-2004, 05:12 PM
probably the last manufacturer to bring Euro4 engines in Europe... gotta love the press releases!