Engine Hyundai-Kia G4LH

The Hyundai G4LH 1.5-liter turbo engine or Smartstream G 1.5 T-GDi has been assembled since 2020 and is installed on such popular Korean company models as the i30, as well as Kia Ceed and Xceed. Especially for some markets, the power of this power unit has been reduced from 160 hp to 150 hp.

Kappa R4 family: G4LA, G4LF, G4LC, G4LD, G4LG, G4LH, G4LE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Hyundai i30 3 (PD) since 2020;
  • Kia Ceed 3 (CD) since 2021;
  • Kia XCeed 1 (CD) since 2021.


Production years since 2020
Displacement, cc 1482
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 150 – 160
Torque output, Nm 253
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 71.6
Piston stroke, mm 92
Compression ratio 10.5
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual CVVT
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia XCeed 2021)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000
Weight, kg 91 (without attachments)

Disadvantages of the Hyundai G4LH engine

  • On specialized forums, they complain only about noisy work or excessive vibration;
  • Like all direct injection engines, this one suffers from carbon deposits on the intake valves;
  • The network describes isolated cases of replacing the timing chain on a run of less than 100 thousand km;
  • The weak points of this unit include the adsorber valve and short-lived engine mounts.

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