SEOUL – Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. wants to improve the fuel economy of its vehicles by increasing the efficiency of its current engines and employing more lightweight materials in its cars and trucks. “We are developing a Theta 2, an upgraded version of the Theta engine just to enhance the horsepower at lower fuel consumption,” CEO Kim Dong-jin tells media here. A 2.0L version of the 4-cyl. Theta powers Hyundai’s Elantra compact car in the U.S. and is related to the 4-cyl. “World Engine” ...

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