Delphi teams with Hyundai

Hyundai Motor has given Delphi a letter of intent to purchase approximately $400 million of complete engine management systems for the automaker’s new V-6 engine.

Hyundai Motor has given Delphi Corporation a letter of intent to purchase approximately $400 million of complete engine management systems (EMS) for the automaker’s new V-6 engine.

Production on Hyundai’s new V-6 engine is expected to begin in Korea in the near future. Between now and then, Delphi will invest $20 million at EMS facilities in Korea and North America to support Hyundai. Engine management is the science of equipping and calibrating an engine to achieve clean exhaust emissions while providing the best possible performance, fuel economy and driveability.

For Hyundai’s V-6 engine, Delphi will provide an EMS that features a powertrain control module, and a complete engine control system, which includes the integrated air-fuel module, cam-phasers, injection system and sensors.

Delphi employs approximately 4,200 permanent employees in Korea with six joint ventures and one wholly-owned operation.