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Why does the Hyundai Tucson have two exhaust pipes?

I am interested in a Hyundai Tucson diesel , but was wondering why are there two exhausts at the back. Is it cosmetic or what?

L C (Corkscncun)

Mar 2014 Filed under: diesel

Expert answer

Hi there,

While two exhaust outlets certainly look better, the Tucson's is not purely cosmetic, though without speaking to the original project engineers it's difficult to know exactly why Hyundai used this design. The four exhaust ports are joined in one stream in the exhaust manifold, then split again towards the rear of the car. Each side has its own muffler too. Possible reasons for this are to package smaller, lower flowing mufflers, or to tune the exhaust in terms of sound and engine performance. Our money would be on the packaging.

Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Adviser

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