Hyundai Kappa engine
Hyundai Kappa engine. Click image to enlarge

Seoul, South Korea – Hyundai Motor Company has announced the development of its new Kappa engine, which offers fuel economy of 5.0 L/100 km and the lowest CO2 emissions of its class at 119 g/km. The engine will debut on the Hyundai i10 and i120 mini vehicles in India.

“The world is thinking small like never before: smaller fuel consumption, smaller CO2 footprint, smaller overall emissions,” said Lee Hyun-Soon, Hyundai’s president and chief technology officer. “Today, small is beautiful and Hyundai is ready to answer the call to small with our new Kappa inline four-cylinder engine.”

The Kappa engine went into production yesterday in Hyundai’s engine plant in Chennai, India and will be first installed in the i10, which is produced entirely in India. It will also be used in the i20, due to be revealed this fall at the Paris Auto Show.

Features on the Kappa engine include lightweight aluminum construction, an offset crankshaft to improve fuel economy and reduce noise, vibration and harshness, and a new piston design to reduce weight and friction.

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