Engine Hyundai-Kia G3LA

The 1.0-liter 3-cylinder Hyundai G3LA engine has been produced in South Korea since 2011 and is installed only on the group’s most compact models, such as the i10, Eon and Kia Picanto. This motor has a gas version with the L3LA index and a Biofuel modification under the B3LA index.

Kappa R3 family: G3LA, G3LB, G3LC, G3LD, G3LE, G3LF.

The engine was installed on:

  • Hyundai i10 1 (PA) in 2011 – 2013; i10 2 (IA) in 2013 – 2019; i10 3 (AC3) since 2019;
  • Hyundai Eon 1 (HA) in 2011 – 2019;
  • Kia Picanto 2 (TA) in 2011 – 2017; Picanto 3 (JA) since 2017;
  • Kia Ray 1 (TAM) since 2011.


Production years since 2011
Displacement, cc 998
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 67
Torque output, Nm 95
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 71
Piston stroke, mm 84
Compression ratio 10.5
Features VIS
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual CVVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Picanto 2018)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~280 000
Weight, kg 71.4 (without attachments)

Disadvantages of the Hyundai G3LA engine

  • This unit is quite reliable and the main complaints are related to noise and vibrations;
  • The motor is very afraid of overheating, so carefully monitor the cleanliness of the radiators;
  • Gaskets tan from high temperature and grease begins to climb from all cracks;
  • For active drivers, the timing chain can stretch to 100 – 120 thousand kilometers;
  • Other weak points include the adsorber valve and short-lived engine mounts.

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