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 Kia Sorento is a Korean mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by the Kia Motors Corporation. Produced since 2002. The car is named after the Italian resort town.
Kia Sorento, 1st generation (BL), 2002–2009
The first generation Kia Sorento, created on the platform of the Hyundai Terracan model, began to be produced in 2002 in South Korea. It was a frame SUV with two options for all-wheel drive transmission: with a transfer case that rigidly connects the front axle, or with the Torque On Demand system with automatic connection of the front wheels using an electronically controlled clutch. In both cases, the off-road ability was complemented by a reduction gear. And in the American market there was also a purely rear-wheel drive version.
Kia Sorento, 2nd generation (XM), 2009–2014
Sorento lost its frame, turning from a full-fledged SUV into an urban crossover. In addition, the ground clearance has been reduced. Such design changes have improved handling and reduced weight. The price for dignity was the loss of off-road capabilities. They tried to compensate for this with a body of increased rigidity. In its production, high-strength steel was used. Salon has changed qualitatively. Finishing materials, design and ergonomics have improved.
Kia Sorento, 3rd generation, 2014–2020
The premiere show of the 3rd generation Kia Sorento took place in 2014. The presentation took place in the homeland of the car in South Korea. A little later, he appeared at the Paris Motor Show. The dimensions of the Kia Sorento 3 have increased compared to its predecessor. The mid-size crossover has become more spacious, refreshed in appearance and received new powertrains.
Kia Sorento, 4th generation, 2020
In 2020, the Korean automaker showed the new Kia Sorento online. The basis for the fourth model was the very fresh N3 platform. It is distinguished by a transverse engine and a reinforced body, the power elements of which are made of high-strength alloy steel.
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 3.5-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 3.5-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 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 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.
The 2.4-liter Hyundai G4KE engine was produced in South Korea and the United States from 2008 to 2019 and was installed on many of the company’s large models, such as the Sonata, Sorento and Santa Fe. This powertrain is still assembled at Hyundai’s Chinese plant for the local market.
The 2.4-liter Hyundai-Kia G4KJ or 2.4 GDi petrol engine has been produced since 2009 and is installed on such popular models as Optima, Sonata, Santa Fe, Sorento and Sportage. This unit is distinguished by the presence of a GDi direct injection system and a block of balancing shafts.
The Hyundai G4KM SmartStream 2.5 MPI 2.5-liter gasoline engine has been assembled since 2019 and is installed on the eighth generation Sonata and the fourth generation Kia Sorento crossover. The unit belongs to the new Theta III family and is equipped with multiport fuel injection.
The 2.5-liter Hyundai-Kia G4KP or Smartstream G 2.5 T-GDi engine has been assembled since 2020 and is installed on the Sorento and Santa Fe crossovers, as well as charged versions of the Sonata N-Line and K5 GT. This turbo engine is distinguished by the presence of a combined fuel injection system GDi + MPi.
The 2.5-liter Hyundai D4CB or 2.5 CRDi diesel engine has been assembled in Korea since 2001 and has undergone three major upgrades during this time: for EURO 3, 4, 5, respectively. They put it on the minibuses of the H-1 series, and it is also known for the first generation of Kia Sorento.
The 2.0-liter Hyundai D4HA 2.0 CRDi diesel engine has been produced in Korea since 2009 and is installed on many popular crossovers such as Sportage, Tucson or Santa Fe. There are two different power modifications of this power unit for 136 or 185 hp.
The 2.2-liter diesel engine Hyundai D4HB or 2.2 CRDi has been assembled in Korea since 2009 and installed on many popular models of the concern such as Sorento, Santa Fe or Carnival.
The 2.2-liter Hyundai-Kia D4HE or Smartstream D 2.2 CRDi engine has been produced since 2020 and is installed on the popular Sorento, Santa Fe crossovers, as well as the Carnival minivan. This is a new generation of concern diesel units with an aluminum block and a timing belt.