Kia reveals new 1L 3 cyl turbo 120 hp engine, to power cee’d GT Line
With special powertrain technology, Kia Kappa Turbo 1.0-liter (T-GDi – turbo gasoline direct injection) engine is being fitted on a production model. It will be first seen on the Kia cee’d GT Line.
The cee’d GT Line will be offered on all three cee’d body types to include the 5 door hatch, 3 door and Sportswagon and will all be powered by Kia’s new three cylinder 1.0 liter T-GDi engine and a 7 speed dual clutch transmission.
New Kia Engine, T-GDi is developed in-house at the company’s R&D Center in Namyang, Korea. It sports a high pressure direct injection system with advanced engine cooling and integrated exhaust manifold designed for lower fuel consumption and lesser auto emissions while delivering exceptional performance.
On the new Kia cee’d GT Line range, the new Kappa engine offers 120 hp peak power and 172 Nm peak torque. Besides being fitted on the new cee’d GT Line slated to go on sale in Europe in Q4, 2015, the new engine could also be offered on a range of other Kia models in the future.
Kia Kappa Turbo 1.0-liter 120 hp engine sees improved air flow into combustion chamber which results in fuel efficiency. This is due to the addition of laser drilled injector with 6 individual holes laid out in a pyramid shape. The arrangement also results in improved cylinder tumble flow and reduces engine knocking.
New Kia Engine also receives an integrated exhaust manifold thus lowering exhaust gas temperature, improving speed and resulting in cleaner emissions. Temperature is regulated due to a new dual thermostat split cooling system which allows the engine block and cylinder head to be cooled independent of each other.