I think it is more about cost than anything else. The high pressure injectors and pump add significant cost which is the reason GDI has mostly been limited to up scale cars to this point.
Or, WOULDN'T do. I have no gripe against those companies...their records speaks for themselves...but are they quick to bring new (or at least different) technologies to the forefront? I don't know.....but what did hyundai do to the gdi engine that toyota and nissan couldn't do ?
I read somewhere 200+ engineers spent over $400 million in R&D for this engine.. But this is also the same company that developed the world-class Tau V8 so I wouldn't worry too much.ok so what's the catch and/or what's the leverage with these GDI engines ? if the technology is so good then why didn't toyota or honda go this route ?
VW uses this technology but their reliability sucks ballz so this tells me nothing, actually it kinda worries me.
we all have warranty up the yin yang so hyundai takes the hit if it's a piece of toast....but what did hyundai do to the gdi engine that toyota and nissan couldn't do ?
Toyota is still on their Synergy trip....nothing wrong with it....no one out there can claim 80mpg on their hybrid except for Toyota and their Prius. (and yes I've gotten 80mpg on a rental prius)Toyota & Honda ( More so Toyota ) may be a bit gun shy trying something new in light of thier recent problems.
Steve, isn't "EcoBoost" Ford's reference to their turbo engines?If you ever heard of the term Eco-boost which I believe is Fords way of saying GDI this is not just a flash in the pan gimmick, this is an evolutionary kind of thing that will improve over time but likely is here to stay until we are out of oil and go to an alternative source of power. GM is going heavy into this technology as well. I would imagine Honda and Toyota are not far behind.
Ford Eco-boost is a turbo boosted direct injected engineSteve, isn't "EcoBoost" Ford's reference to their turbo engines?
Although, maybe their EcoBoost turbo engines are also GDI, too. Not sure.
I just read about Hyundai testing their 2.0T engines 300 hours at WOT. That's brutal. I would like towhatever it is, I hope hyundai put some r and d, wear and tear abuse on these engines because I intend to keep it for a while.