PORTLAND, OR – Hyundai Motor America would like to enter the diesel market in the U.S., but says its 2L engine available in the Tucson small cross/utility vehicle in Europe is too underpowered for sale here. “We’ve evaluated (the 2L diesel engine in Europe) and our desire upon evaluating was we wish it had a little more torque, a little bit more horsepower for the American buyers,” John Krafcik, vice president-corporate strategic planning and product planning, tells Ward’s here at a Tucson ...

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