While crate engines have long been the domain of Ford, Chrysler, and GM, Hyundai is now getting into the game with its announcement that it will offer crate versions of its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and its 3.8-liter V-6. This announcement comes from the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, so Hyundai is clearly trying to appeal to aftermarket tuners with these standalone engine offerings.
These engines parallel the powertrain lineup of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, as the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder makes 274 horsepower and the 3.8-liter V-6 makes 348 horsepower in that application. The 3.8-liter, direct injection V-6 will be priced at $9000, and the 2.0T four-cylinder will come in two configurations: a $4500 turbo-ready version and a $6000 version fitted with the stock turbocharger setup. Hyundai says these costs are significantly lower than an equivalent replacement engine. For comparison’s sake, Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost crate engine, which matches up with the Hyundai 2.0T, costs $8000.
Both Hyundai engines include intake manifolds, ignition coils, injectors, and fuel delivery assemblies. The turbo-equipped four-cylinder also has an intercooler and intake air ducting to accompany the turbocharger. Hyundai says the Genesis Coupe has been a growing force in the used enthusiast vehicle market, and that this crate engine program makes it more affordable to modify the Genesis Coupe or even use these engines in other platforms.
Hyundai’s crate engines will be sold through Hyundai dealers, and will be covered by Hyundai’s 12-month/12,000 mile replacement parts warranty. These engines will be available starting in December 2013.