The 1.2-liter Hyundai G4LF or Smartstream G 1.2 MPI engine has been produced only since 2020 and is installed on such models of the Korean concern as i10, i20, Bayon, as well as Kia Picanto and Stonic. There are two versions of this engine: with distributed injection MPI, combined DPI.
Kappa R4 family: G4LA, G4LF, G4LC, G4LD, G4LG, G4LH, G4LE.
|Production years||since 2020|
|Fuel system||MPI or DPI|
|Power output, hp||83 – 84|
|Torque output, Nm||115 – 120|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||71|
|Piston stroke, mm||75.6|
|Phase regulator||Dual CVVT|
|Recommended engine oil||0W-20|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.4|
|Euro standards||EURO 6|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Hyundai i10 2021)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Hyundai i10 3 (AC3) since 2020;
- Hyundai i20 3 (BC3) since 2020;
- Hyundai Bayon 1 (BC3) since 2021;
- Kia Picanto 3 (JA) since 2020;
- Kia Rio 4 (YB) since 2020;
- Kia Sonet 1 (QY) since 2020;
- Kia Stonic 1 (YB) since 2020.
Disadvantages of the Hyundai G4LF engine
- On specialized forums, the engine is mostly praised, noting only rare electrical glitches.
- You can also find a small number of complaints about malfunctions in the Start-Stop system.
- The thin timing chain does not have a high resource and is extended to 100,000 km.
- The motors of this series are also afraid of overheating, so keep an eye on the cooling system.