The company assembled the 2.0-liter Hyundai G4NE or 2.0 MPi Hybrid engine from 2012 to 2015 and installed it on the hybrid versions of the Sonata 6 and the similar Optima 3 for the Asian market. In the US market, such hybrids were equipped with a 2.4-liter G4KK unit of the Theta II series.
The Nu family includes engines: G4NB, G4NA, G4NC, G4ND, G4NE, G4NH, G4NG, G4NL, G4NN.
The engine was installed on:
- Hyundai Sonata 6 (YF) in 2012 -2015;
- Kia Optima 3 (TF) in 2012 – 2015.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||150 (190 with electrical component in 2012-2013 , 177 in 2013-2015)|
|Torque output, Nm||180 (245 with electrical component in 2012-2013 , 319 in 2013-2015)|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||81|
|Piston stroke, mm||97|
|Phase regulator||Dual CVVT|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.3|
|Euro standards||EURO 5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Kia Optima Hybrid 2012)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
Disadvantages of the Hyundai G4NE engine
- This motor is a real exclusive, there are very few such cars produced.
- Its main problem is the lack of spare parts and sensible repair specialists.
- On specialized forums, they often complain about various glitches in the electrical part of the engine.
- Owners are also constantly faced with oil and coolant leaks.
- The catalytic converter is located close to the cylinder block and scuffing is quite possible here.