New i20 Active - Engines

  • New efficient 1.0-litre T-GDI engine introduced for all new i20 family
  • Three-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine with 100 PS and 120 PS
  • First of a new generation of in-house developed small petrol turbo-charged engines for Europe

- Coinciding with the arrival of the i20 Active comes the introduction of a new engine for the i20 family.

Focused on dynamic and efficient driving, the new Kappa 1.0-litre T-GDI three-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine will be available across all i20 body types from the end of 2015.

The 1.0-litre T-GDI engine is available in two power outputs. The standard-power 100 PS version is tuned to maximise fuel economy and focuses on comfort, while the high-power 120 PS unit has been developed to facilitate more spirited driving without sacrificing efficiency.

The new 1.0-litre T-GDI is a perfect fit for the i20 family. A downsized 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine with direct gasoline injection and a matched compact turbocharger with electrical wastegate actuator offers customers not only fuel economy but also driving pleasure.

Dr. Michael WinklerHead of Powertrain at Hyundai Motor’s European Technical Centre

These new fuel efficient 1.0-litre T-GDI engines, which achieve up to 4.6 l/100 km* and CO2 emissions as low as 106 g/km* in the New i20 Active, are the first of a new generation of newly-developed small, turbocharged power plants tuned for Europe. Hyundai Motor’s European Technical Centre in Germany played a key role in the engine’s research, development, engineering and testing, specifically for use on European roads.

The new engine features highly efficient combustion and dynamic performance to fulfil Hyundai's dedication to implementing downsizing as a fuel saving technology. The standard 100 PS version and the high power 120 PS version both deliver a peak torque of 171.6 Nm at 1,500 rpm providing a perfect combination of dynamism and efficiency.

A turbo charger with electric waste gate actuator improves fuel efficiency by lowering pumping losses as well as improving throttle response and low-end torque. An optimised split-cooling concept for the cylinder head and block brings engine refinement by reducing friction.

To keep the engine unit as small as possible, the exhaust manifold is integrated within the cylinder head and can therefore be cooled efficiently using the cylinder head water cooling system. These efforts result in faster warm-up of the catalyst and ultimately in improved real-world fuel consumption and emissions.

The i20 Active will also be available with a 1.4-litre Kappa engine. The 1,368 cc four-cylinder gasoline engine delivers 100 PS and 134.4 Nm of torque.

As an alternative to gasoline, known 1.4-litre U II diesel engine comes as an option for the i20 Active, just as it does for the i20 five-door and i20 Coupe. This 90 PS diesel engine delivers fuel economy of up to 4.2 l/100 km* and CO2 emissions as low as 110 g/km*.
*Preliminary technical data

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