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Hyundai plans bigger V8 for Genesis, Equus

Fri, 25 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0700

When the Hyundai Equus luxury sedan goes on sale this fall, it will be powered by the 4.6-liter Tau V8 from the Genesis sedan. But at an unspecified later date, both the Equus and Genesis sedans will get a new 5.0-liter version of the Tau engine making 429 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque.

Hyundai also is working on all-wheel drive for its rear-wheel-drive cars, which is to say the Genesis and Equus, which ride on different versions of the same platform.

The bigger powerplant will not fit in the Genesis coupe, which is powered by a 210-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four or a 306-hp, 3.8-liter V6.

By Mark Vaughn