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When lightweight is more. True turbocharged CRDi diesel engine performance from Hyundai HD45 GT and HD78 GT

Posted September 23, 2022

Most of us have this notion that anything big would definitely give you more. Like when purchasing trucks. The bigger the engine displacement, the greater the power. Sounds logical, right? 

But when it comes to creating trucks that are able to deliver according to, not only your preferences, but what’s reasonable for your operations, and of course, budget, Hyundai breaks that notion and provides a solution that fits your business. 

From Hyundai Trucks and Buses Philippines, the official distributor of Hyundai commercial vehicles, comes the newest additions to the HD line: the HD45 GT and HD78 GT, powered by a 2.9-liter engine. And it’s not just any engine—it’s a Hyundai CRDi turbocharged diesel powerplant. 

So what’s special about this engine? A lot, starting with its lightweight design that’s enough to provide the power you need, yet doesn’t add unnecessary load on the vehicle.

Because it’s turbocharged, this 2.9-liter diesel engine capably churns out maximum power output of 160 ps, equivalent to 55.34 ps/L, and pulling power of 40 kg-m, or 13.84 kg-m/L. So, whether the job requires hauling, driving long distances, or driving uphill with cargo in tow, trust the HD45 GT and HD78 GT to handle them confidently, thanks to a lightweight powerplant that could yield sufficient power and torque per liter of engine displacement that won’t leave your jobs wanting, and so move your business reliably, every time.

Another plus of the Hyundai CRDi diesel engine’s turbocharging function is there’s less strain and effort required from the engine to produce power that can handle punishing drives and heavy cargo.  This means savings for your business in the long run because it’s able to churn out the necessary torque to move the vehicle at low rpm, thus, minimizing premature wear and tear on the engine and preventing major (and expensive) repairs, as well as losses that may be incurred when any number of your trucks needs to stop operation as a result of these activities.  Plus, with Hyundai’s signature lightweight CRDi diesel engine powering the HD45 GT and HD78 GT, you’re able to maximize fuel down to the last drop, as it’s able to efficiently generate more power and torque to move your business.

In addition, the 2.9-liter engine of the Hyundai HD series trucks is fuel efficient. It is made with Hyundai’s Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDi) technology which optimizes fuel consumption by turning the right amount of fuel into fine mist suitable for complete combustion to provide ample power needed in varying driving conditions. Thanks to this, the HD45 GT and HD78 GT lets you achieve your desired mileage--of course, factoring in road conditions and your driving habits, which also affect your fuel consumption. 

So if you’re on the lookout for the right truck to move your new business venture, or thinking of re-fleeting, consider Hyundai’s HD45 GT or HD78 GT. You’ll be surprised at how these light-duty trucks can pack a punch.

Don’t just take our word for it. Visit your nearest authorized Hyundai Trucks and Buses dealer now, and see for yourself! You may also e-mail us at or log on to Truckdeal at to know more of the features and latest offers on Hyundai commercial vehicles. 

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