The all-new Hyundai i30, which will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show next month, will be the first Hyundai Kia vehicle to feature an all-new 1.4 T-GDI.
Details remain scarce but ETI can reveal that the 1,353cc four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine is significantly lighter than its predecessor, the Gamma 1.4-liter. The unit’s base weight has been reduced by 14kg and it also boasts greater efficiency and power, delivering 140ps and 242Nm of torque.
The new engine incorporates a high-pressure single-scroll turbocharger integrated in the exhaust manifold to improve operational efficiency. The relocated and re-engineered turbo means throttle response time and low-end torque have improved. The new design injects fuel directly inside the cylinder, improving combustion rates for better power and fuel efficiency.
The new, turbocharged 1.4-liter T-GDI petrol engine is offered with the 6MT or the 7DCT, which gives a choice of fully automatic operation or manual gear changes.
September 14, 2016