Kia Introduces 1,0L 3-Cylinder “Kappa” Turbo Engine

Kia Motors displays four new turbocharged engines at the motor show in Geneva, including the all-new 1,0L 3-cylinder T-GDI “Kappa” turbo engine!

If you stop by Kia’s booth in Geneva, you’ll want to check out the all-new cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT models, as well as Kia’s latest concept car called Provo.

What you shouldn’t miss either is the special “powertrains” display where Kia displays a range of highly-advanced turbocharged engines.

The South Korean carmaker previews 4 new turbocharged gasoline direct injection -GDI engines which are currently under development in Kia’s research and development centre in South Korea.

New Turbo Engines

– A brand-new 3-cylinder 1,0 L T-GDI “Kappa” engine that delivers 100 horsepower or 120 horsepower and achieves up to15 percent fuel efficiency improvement over the current non-turbo 1,25L four-cylinder engines… To be available in Kia Picanto, Ray and Rio models.

– The all-new 1,2 T-GDI “Kappa” 4-cylinder engine which promises a similar performance to current 1,6L four-cylinder engine (around 130 horsepower)… To be available in the new Rio, Soul and Venga MPV.

– The 1,6L T-GDI Gamma which generates 204 horsepower and 265 Nm of torque. The engine is available in the all-new cee’d GT / pro_cee’d GT models, as well as in the 2014 Forte Turbo.

Kia also displays a revised 2,0L Theta II T-GDI engine which churns out impressive 245 horsepower… To be available in the Sportage Turbo, Optima Turbo.

The above-mentioned turbo-charged engines boast innovative features such as dual continuously variable valve timing DCVVT, high pressure direct injection with up to 200 bar through a six-hole injector, an air-guided inter cooler, enhanced oil injection for improved durability and tumble-enhanced intake ports for more efficient combustion.

2 thoughts on “Kia Introduces 1,0L 3-Cylinder “Kappa” Turbo Engine

  1. 245 horsepower from the 2.0L is NOT impressive. It currently produces 260 HP in the Sportage, and 274 HP in the Optima. Must be a typo.

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