Hyundai i30 to house the company’s latest 1.4 T-GDI powertrain technology

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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

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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