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Hyundai took the opportunity to use Paris 2014 as the stage to unveil two new engines. In line with modern downsizing trends, both engines are small displacement turbocharged direct injection engines.

The smaller of the two engines is a new Kappa 1.0 litre T-GDI three cylinder engine, which will premiere in the new Hyundai i20. The engine can produce 120 PS and 172 Nm of torque, specs that are quite close to Ford’s 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine.

The engine uses an electronically-controlled wastegate for the turbo, and a six-hole GDI injector that operates at 200 bar pressure. It uses a split-cooling concept so the cylinder block can be heated quickly for lower friction and more efficient run, while the cylinder head is kept at a lower temperature to optimise injection and combustion.

The four cylinder engine is the Kappa 1.4 litre T-GDI. It debuts at Paris 2014 in the Hyundai i30 CNG Concept, which kinda throws off the specs that we can expect a bit. Hyundai only released numbers for the engine in CNG mode – 117 PS and 206 Nm. These numbers should be different running on normal petrol, as 117 PS is even less than the 1.0 litre’s 120 PS.

The i30 CNG concept car is also equipped with Hyundai’s new seven-speed dry DCT, which was first announced at Geneva 2014 under the Kia brand. It joins the group’s existing six-speed DCT.