Hyundai Motor America will not offer a V-6 engine in its next-generation Sonata midsize sedan, which goes on sale in the U.S. early next year, Ward’s learns. The new Sonata, instead, will have an upgraded version of Hyundai’s 4-cyl. Theta engine with gasoline-direct injection, making Hyundai the first auto maker in the 4-cyl. midsize-sedan segment with standard GDI. Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor declines to confirm the information obtained by Ward’s. The 4-cyl. GDI mill in the ’11 ...
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