Engine Hyundai G3LD

The 1.0-liter Hyundai G3LD or Smartstream G 1.0 MPI engine has been assembled only since 2020 and is installed only on the most compact models of the Korean concern such as i10 and Picanto. They offer two versions of this engine: with distributed injection MPI, combined DPI.

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


Production years since 2020
Displacement, cc 998
Fuel system MPI or DPI
Power output, hp 67
Torque output, Nm 96 – 98
Cylinder block aluminum R3
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 71
Piston stroke, mm 84
Compression ratio 11.0
Features ISG
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual CVVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 0W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Picanto 2021)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~240 000
Weight, kg 80

The engine was installed on:

  • Hyundai Casper 1 (AX1) since 2021;
  • Hyundai i10 3 (AC3) since 2020;
  • Kia Picanto 3 (JA) since 2020.

Disadvantages of the Hyundai G3LD engine

  • On specialized forums, they complain only about excessive vibrations and infrequent electrical glitches.
  • You can also find several reports of frequent failures in the Start-Stop system.
  • The timing chain does not have a high resource, often it is extended to 100,000 km.
  • Motors of this family are afraid of overheating, it is important to monitor the cooling system.

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