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Hyundai makes its diesel debut

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Hyundai has entered the diesel market for the first time, with the launch of the Trajet MPV turbo-diesel.

The Trajet 2.0TD GSi is available now with a brand new 2.0-litre common-rail turbo diesel motor, developed in house by Hyundai Motor Company in Korea.

The seven-seater TD is available for £16,499 OTR and has been given an insurance grouping of 10D. The price includes a three year unlimited mileage warranty, six years anti-perforation warranty and three years RAC Assistance.

The Trajet compare returns 43.5mpg on the extra urban run, 29.7mpg urban and 37.2mpg combined.

The 1,991cc motor develops 111bhp at 4,000rpm and develops 255Nm/188lbs ft of torque at 2,000rpm. It has a top speed of 106mph and does 0-62mph in 14.2 seconds.

The Trajet TD (pictured) carries the same specification as the petrol two-litre GSi, which means the following is standard: three way catalytic converter, driver and passenger airbag, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, power steering, seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters, side impact bars, air conditioning, stereo/radio with CD player, electric front and rear windows, three 12 volt power outlets, multi-folding second and third row of seats, central locking with alarm, electric door mirrors, roof rails and metallic paint.

In July a two-litre Santa Fe turbo-diesel will go on sale in the UK, while later in the year the Elantra will also go on sale with the same engine.
And in November the second of Hyundai's new range of diesels will make its British debut. The 1.5-litre common-rail turbo-diesel will be seen in the Accent hatchback next year and Matrix mini-MPV later this year.

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