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The Hyundai group will definitely abandon the V8 engine at the end of the year

The next Genesis G90 will skip this powertrain

4d ago

Faced with increasingly stringent environmental regulations, large engines are no longer popular, even among top-of-the-range brands, which are replacing them with more compact units. According to a Genesis official, the Hyundai group will officially abandon the V8 engine at the end of the year.

The next generation Genesis G90 is expected to swap the 5.0-litre V8 for a 3.5-litre turbocharged V6. The Kia K9 had also recently abandoned this engine, making its cousin from Genesis the last car of the group to be equipped with the 5.0-litre V8. It's a pity because this powertrain was particularly appreciated for its smoothness.

The Korean group is just following the current trend of downsizing and massive electrification. Speaking of electrification, it is now almost certain that the next generation of the G90 will offer a fully electric version alongside the 3.5-litre V6.

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Comments (10)

  • RIP V8, you will be missed. Imagine the day not long from now, when even super cars get limited to 4 cylinder hybrids 😰 Oh well things change I guess.

      4 days ago
  • Nobody went crazy about Hyundai V8s, though they were pretty good, I'm not sad to see this V8 go, I'm just sad to see the concept of 8-cylinder engines themselves disappearing.

      4 days ago
  • Someone should buy a bunch of V8 engines and store them in a warehouse somewhere. Could they become a valuable commodity in the not to distant future?

      4 days ago
    • Or they could become worthless depending on what restrictions and laws dictate. It's gonna end up on either extreme.

        4 days ago
  • You're sure "DEFINITIVELY" is the word you wanted to use in the headline?!

      3 days ago
  • It's a shame but it isn't really sad, they weren't particularly well known for there V8s

      4 days ago