The 2.9-liter diesel engine Hyundai J3 or 2.9 CRDi was produced from 1998 to 2016 and installed both on commercial vehicles and on the Carnival minivan and Terracan SUV. There were two versions of this engine: with direct fuel injection and Common Rail system.
Kia is a South Korean car maker, the second carmaker in South Korea and the seventh in the world. Founded in December 1944, it was part of the Kia Group (chaebol), from which it was spun off in 2003. At the moment it is part of the Hyundai Motor Group.
The index of own motors consists of three characters:
- The first character is the series name.
- The second digit indicates the volume of the engine: 5 – 1.5 liters, 6 – 1.6 liters, 8 – 1.8 liters.
- The third letter indicates the type of engine, for example D is a DOHC block head.
Indexes for newer engines are similar to Hyundai and consist of four characters:
- The first letter indicates the type of fuel: G – gasoline, D – diesel, L – gas version.
- The second digit is the number of engine cylinders: 3, 4, 6 and 8 respectively.
- The third letter denotes a series of units, and the fourth distinguishes the motors in it.
The 3.5-liter Hyundai-Kia G6DT or Smartstream G 3.5 GDi engine has been produced since 2021 and is currently installed only on the top versions of the popular Kia K8 sedan in the Korean market. The motor is distinguished by the presence of combined injection, that is, both direct and distributed.
The 1.3-liter 8-valve Kia A3E engine was produced at a factory in Korea from 1999 to 2005 and was installed only on the basic modifications of the first generation of the popular Rio model. This power unit is built on the basis of the well-known Japanese Mazda B3 engine.
The 1.5-liter Kia A5D engine was assembled at an enterprise in South Korea from 1999 to 2005 and was installed on the Rio model, a similar S5D engine was installed on the Asian version of the Spectra. This unit was a hybrid of two Mazda engines: a block from the Z5-DE, a cylinder head from …
The 1.5-liter 16-valve BFD engine was produced in South Korea from 1992 to 2001 and was installed on the first two generations of the popular Sephia model and similar to it. This unit is an almost complete copy of the well-known Mazda B5-DE motor.
The 1.5-liter 16-valve Kia S5D engine was produced in South Korea from 2000 to 2004 and was installed on the Asian version of the Spectra model, a similar A5D was installed on the first Rio. This motor was a hybrid of two Mazda units: a block from a Z5-DE, a head from a B5-DE.
The 1.6-liter Kia A6D engine was assembled at the factory of the Korean concern from 2001 to 2005 and was installed on the Rio, Sephia and Shuma models, a similar S6D was installed on the Spectra and Carens. Both of these power units in their design are only clones of the Mazda B6-DE engine.
The 1.6-liter gasoline engine Kia S6D was assembled at a factory in Korea from 2002 to 2011 and was installed on Spectra, Shuma and Carens models, a similar A6D was installed on Rio and Sephia. This power unit in its design is a clone of the popular Mazda B6-DE engine.
The 1.8-liter gasoline engine Kia T8D was assembled at a factory in Korea from 1995 to 2006 and was installed on such mass models as Carens, Sephia, Shuma and the American version of the Spectra. This motor and its variants T8, TB, TE, TED are clones of the Mazda BP power unit.
The 2.0-liter 16-valve Kia FED or FE-DOHC engine was produced from 1993 to 2006 and was installed on such popular models as Clarus, Sportage and the American version of the Spectra. This power unit is inherently a variation of the well-known Mazda FE-DE engine.
The 2.0-liter 8-valve Kia FEE or FE-SOHC engine was produced from 1994 to 2003 and was massively installed only on the Sportage crossover, but is also sometimes found on the Clarus model. This power unit is essentially one of the varieties of the popular Mazda FE engine.
The company produced the 1.4-liter 16-valve Hyundai G4EE engine from 2005 to 2012 and installed it on such popular models as the Getz, Accent or similar Kia Rio.
The 1.6-liter 16-valve Hyundai G4ED engine was produced in Korea from 2000 to 2012 and was installed on the group’s most popular models, such as Accent, Elantra, Matrix and Getz. There were two versions of this unit: with and without a CVVT type phase regulator at the inlet.
The 1.8-liter 16-valve Hyundai G4GB engine was produced by the company from 2001 to 2010 and was installed on such popular models of the Korean concern as Matrix, Elantra and Cerato. There were two different modifications of the unit: 122 hp / 162 Nm and 132 hp / 166 Nm.
The 2.0-liter Hyundai G4GC engine was assembled at the plant in Ulsan from 2000 to 2011 and was installed on such popular models of the company as the Sonata, Tucson, Kia Seed, Cerato and Soul. This unit belongs to the updated Beta II line and has an analogue for L4GC gas fuel.
The 2.5-liter V6 Hyundai-Kia G6BV engine was produced in South Korea from 1998 to 2005 and was installed on advanced versions of the popular Sonata, Grandeur or Magentis sedans. In some sources, this power unit appears under a slightly different G6BW index.
The 2.7-liter V6 Hyundai G6BA engine was assembled at an enterprise in Korea from 1999 to 2012 and was installed on top versions of such popular models as Sonata, Magentis, Santa Fe, Tucson. There was a gas modification of this power unit under its own index L6BA.
The company assembled the Hyundai-Kia G4HE 1.0-liter gasoline engine from 2004 to 2011 and installed it only on the first generation of the compact Picanto model throughout the entire production period. This motor is part of the iRDE series, the advantage of which is considered to be low fuel consumption.
The 1.1-liter gasoline engine Hyundai G4HG was produced by the company from 2004 to 2013 and was installed on such well-known models of the Korean concern as i10, Atos, Getz, Kia Picanto. In 2010, the iRDE version of the engine for Euro 4 environmental standards was replaced by the iRDE 2 version for Euro 5.
The 1.4-liter Hyundai G4FA engine has been produced at the company’s Chinese plant since 2006 and is primarily known as the base power unit of such models as Ceed, i20, i30 and Accent.
The 1.6-liter Hyundai G4FC engine has been assembled at the concern’s plant in China since 2006 and is installed on many of the company’s mid-size models, such as the Ceed, i20, i30 and Soul.
Hyundai’s 1.6-liter G4FD or 1.6 GDI engine was first introduced back in 2009 and is installed in a number of popular Hyundai models such as the Tucson, Veloster and Soul. This motor belongs to the Gamma II line and is distinguished by a direct fuel injection system.
The 1.6-liter Hyundai G4FG engine has been produced at the concern’s Chinese plant since 2010 and is installed on many popular models, such as Elantra, Creta, Rio or Solaris. This unit belongs to the Gamma II line and in fact it is an updated version of the G4FC engine.
The Hyundai G4FJ 1.6-liter turbo engine or 1.6 T-GDI has been produced in Korea since 2011 and is installed on such popular models as Sportage, Tucson, Ceed, Seltos, Kona, Veloster and Soul. This power unit is distinguished by the presence of a direct fuel injection system and turbocharging.
The 1.6-liter Hyundai G4FM or Elantra 1.6 Smartstream engine has been assembled since 2018 and is installed on such popular models as Cerato, Venue and Elantra. In addition to the MPi port injection version, there is also a DPi dual injection version.
The Hyundai G4FP 1.6-liter turbo engine or Smartstream 1.6 T-GDI has been assembled since 2019 and is installed on popular models such as the Sonata, Elantra and K5. This turbo engine is distinguished by the presence of a new CVVD variable valve timing system.
The 1.6-liter Hyundai G4FT or Smartstream 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid engine has been produced since 2020 and is installed on hybrid versions of such well-known models as Tucson, Sorento, Santa Fe. This power unit is widely used in Europe.
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.
1.0-liter 3-cylinder Hyundai G3LB or 1.0 TCI engine was produced from 2012 to 2020 and was installed in compact models such as the Ray or the Morning, the Korean version of the Picanto. The unit is distinguished by a combination of distributed injection with turbocharging, which is rare for this series.
The Hyundai G3LC 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo engine or 1.0 T-GDi has been assembled since 2015 and is installed on many compact models of the Korean concern such as i10, i20, i30, Kona and Kia Ceed. Based on this unit, Smartstream G1.0T turbo engines were created under the G3LE and G3LF indices.
The 1.2-liter 4-cylinder Hyundai G4LA engine has been produced in India and Korea since 2008 and is installed in almost all compact models of the concern, such as the i10, i20 and Kia Picanto. There are two generations of this motor, the second is equipped with Dual CVVT type phase regulators.
The 1.4-liter 16-valve Hyundai G4LC engine was introduced by the company in 2014 and is known in many markets for such popular models as the Rio 4 and Solaris 2. In Europe, this power unit was found on the i20, i30, Ceed, Stonic and the fifth generation Accent.
The company introduced the 1.4-liter turbo engine Hyundai G4LD or 1.4 T-GDI in 2016. Since 2019, this motor has been included in the new Smartstream line, where it is known under the G1.4T index.
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.
The 1.6-liter 16-valve Hyundai G4LE engine has been produced in South Korea since 2016 and is installed on hybrid versions of such popular models as Ioniq, Niro and Kona. There are two versions: Hybrid with 1.56 KWh battery and Plug-in Hybrid with 8.9 or 12.9 KWh battery.
The 3.0-liter Hyundai G6DG or Grand Santa Fe 3.0 GDi engine was assembled from 2011 to 2019 and installed on both the front-wheel drive Cadenza and Grandeur sedan and the rear-wheel drive Genesis. In many markets, such a unit is known for a restyled version of the Grand Santa Fe crossover.
The company assembled the 3.0-liter Hyundai-Kia G6DL or 3.0 GDi engine from 2016 to 2021 and installed it only on the Cadenza front-wheel drive sedan, as well as the similar Grandeur. This power unit was essentially a slightly updated version of the engine under the G6DG index.
The 3.3-liter gasoline V6 engine Hyundai G6DB was produced by the company from 2004 to 2011 and was installed on both front-wheel drive models such as the Santa Fe and the rear-wheel drive Sorento. There were two generations of such a power unit with quite significant differences.
The Hyundai G6DF 3.3-liter V6 engine was produced in Korea and the United States from 2012 to 2020 and was installed on front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models such as the Sorento, Santa Fe and Grand Santa Fe. Also, this power unit can be found under the hood of the Cadenza sedan or the Carnival …
The 3.3-liter Hyundai G6DH or Santa Fe 3.3 GDi engine was produced from 2011 to 2020 and was installed in front and all-wheel drive models such as the Cadenza, Grandeur or Sorento. This powertrain can also be found under the hood of the rear-wheel drive Genesis and Quoris models.
The 3.3-liter Hyundai-Kia G6DM or 3.3 GDi engine has been produced by the concern since 2016 and is installed on Cadenza or Grandeur front-wheel drive sedans, as well as Carnival minivans. For K900 in some markets, this engine was adapted for rear-wheel drive and derated to 249 hp.
The Hyundai-Kia G6DP 3.3-liter turbo engine or 3.3 T-GDi has been produced since 2015 and is installed on rear-wheel drive models of the concern, such as the Stinger or Genesis sedans. Recently, such a power unit has been actively replaced by the Smartstream 3.5 T-GDi motor.
The 3.5-liter V6 Hyundai G6DC engine has been produced at factories in Korea and the USA since 2009 and during this time it has been installed on many front- and all-wheel drive models of the Korean company, such as the Sorento and Santa Fe crossovers, the Cadenza and Grandeur sedans, and the Carnival minivan.
The 3.5-liter V6 engine Hyundai G6DU or Smartstream G 3.5 MPi has been produced since 2020 and is installed on such popular concern models as Santa Fe, Staria, Sorento and Carnival. In Korea, the gas version of this engine called Smartstream L 3.5 LPi is very popular.
The 3.8-liter gasoline V6 engine Hyundai G6DA was produced in America from 2004 to 2016 and was installed on both front-wheel drive Grandeur and rear-wheel drive ix55 models. Such a power unit existed in two generations with quite significant differences.
The 3.8-liter gasoline engine Hyundai G6DJ or Genesis 3.8 GDi has been produced since 2011 and is installed on many rear-wheel drive models of the company, especially under the Genesis brand. This motor is also found under the hood of executive class sedans such as Equus and Quoris.
The 3.8-liter Hyundai G6DK or Genesis Coupe 3.8 MPi engine was assembled from 2008 to 2015 and installed in rear-wheel drive models such as the Genesis or the coupe created based on it. This power unit is also found under the hood of Equus and Quoris executive sedans.
The 3.8-liter gasoline engine Hyundai-Kia G6DN or 3.8 GDi has been produced since 2018 and is currently only installed on a couple of similar Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride crossovers. The unit operates on an economical Atkinson cycle and therefore has a high compression ratio.
The Hyundai G6EA 2.7-liter V6 petrol engine was produced in Korea from 2005 to 2013 and was installed on a number of popular models such as Magentis, Opirus, Grandeur and Santa Fe. There was a gas modification of this power unit under its own index L6EA.
The 1.8-liter Hyundai G4NB engine was produced at the Ulsan plant from 2010 to 2016 and was installed only on a few popular models, such as the Elantra and Cerato Forte. In 2013, the production of the motor was transferred to China, where it is put on the local Mistra model.
The 2.0-liter Hyundai G4NA engine was first introduced by the company in 2010 and is installed on almost all significant models of the concern, such as Elantra, Optima and Sonata. There is a gas version of this engine without petrol injectors under its L4NA index.
The 2.0-liter Hyundai G4NC engine debuted on the Hyundai i40 2.0 GDi in 2011 and has been widely adopted in the European and American automotive markets. This power unit is distinguished by the presence of a proprietary direct fuel injection system.
Hyundai’s 2.0-liter G4ND engine added to the Nu powertrain family in 2011 and gained ground with the third and fourth generation Optima. The highlight of the motor is the CVVL valve lift system.
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 2.0-liter Hyundai G4NG or Sonata 2.0 GDi Hybrid engine was produced from 2015 to 2020 and was installed on the hybrid versions of the 7th generation Sonata and the similar 4th generation Optima.
The 2.0-liter Hyundai G4NH engine has been assembled at the Korean plant of the concern since 2016 and is better known for Kia Seltos, it is also installed in many markets on Elantra, Kona, Tucson and Soul. This unit belongs to the line of especially economical motors and operates on the Atkinson cycle.
The 2.0-liter Hyundai G4NL or Smartstream G 2.0 MPi engine has been built only since 2019 and is installed on the latest versions of such popular models as Tucson, Sportage and Elantra. Due to the shortage of G4NA engines, this power unit was installed on the Creta 2 for some time.
The Hyundai G6CT 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine was produced by the company from 1990 to 2006 and installed on such models as the Grandeur, Dynasty, Starex and Kia Opirus of the first years of production. In fact, this power unit is a clone of the 24-valve version of the Mitsubishi 6G72 engine.
The 3.5-liter V6 Hyundai Kia G6CU engine was produced in South Korea from 1999 to 2007 and was installed on such popular concern models as the Terracan, Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. Such a power unit is inherently only a clone of the well-known Mitsubishi 6G74 engine.
The 1.8-liter Hyundai G4JN engine was assembled from 1998 to 2005 in South Korea under license, because structurally it was a complete copy of the Mitsubishi power unit with the 4G67 index. This Sirius II series DOHC motor was installed for some time on local versions of the Sonata and Magentis.
The 2.0-liter Hyundai Kia G4CP engine was produced in Korea from 1988 to 2003 under license and was essentially a clone of the Mitsubishi 4G63. Such a unit was installed on the Grandeur, Sonata and Joice. Two versions of the motor were produced: for 8 and 16 valves, the latter has its own index G4CP-D …
The 2.0-liter Hyundai G4JP engine was produced from 1998 to 2011 at a plant in South Korea under license, because structurally it was only an analogue of the Mitsubishi 4G63 power unit.
The 2.4-liter Hyundai G4JS engine was assembled at a factory in South Korea from 1998 to 2007 under license from Mitsubishi, as it was only a modification of the 16-valve version of the 4G64 engine. This motor of the Sirius II series is known for the Sorento SUV, as well as the Santa Fe.
The 4.6-liter gasoline V8 engine Hyundai G8BA was assembled by the company from 2008 to 2013 and was installed only on the concern’s expensive models: Genesis executive class sedans and Equus. This power unit was also installed on the American version of the Kia Mohave SUV.
The 5.0-liter V8 Hyundai G8BE or 5.0 GDi engine has been produced in South Korea since 2011 and is installed on top models of the concern, including cars from the premium Genesis brand. There are three generations of this engine, they are easy to distinguish by compression ratio: 11.5, 11.8 and 12.0.
The 2.0-liter Hyundai G4KA gasoline engine was produced from 2005 to 2013 and was installed on a number of well-known models of the Korean concern, such as Sonata, Magentis and Carens. There was a gas modification of this motor for taxi companies under its own index L4KA.
The 2.0-liter Hyundai G4KD engine was produced in the USA and South Korea from 2008 to 2014 and was installed on many of the company’s popular models until it gave way to the similar G4NA. Now this motor is assembled at the Hyundai Wia plant in Shandong province for the local market.
The Hyundai-Kia G4KH 2.0-liter turbo engine or 2.0 Turbo GDi has been produced since 2010 and is installed on charged versions of such models as Sonata, Optima, Sorento and Sportage. There is a version of this unit for a longitudinal arrangement with its index G4KL.