Award win­ning en­gine in Kia Rio

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The 1.6-litre Gaso­line Di­rect In­jec­tion (GDI) Gamma en­gine avail­able in the new Kia Rio has been named one of the ‘Ward’s 10 Best En­gines’ by Ward­sauto World.

The 1.6L Gamma GDI petrol en­gine is fit­ted to both the midrange Si and top of the range SLI Rio mod­els which went on sale in Aus­tralia in Septem­ber.

The Gamma is the small­est Kia en­gine yet to ben­e­fit from the ap­pli­ca­tion of GDI (Gaso­line Di­rect In­jec­tion) tech­nol­ogy and de­vel­ops 103 kw at 6300 rpm and 167 Nm at 4850 rpm – a 13 per cent im­prove­ment in power over a con­ven­tional Gamma 1.6L MPI fed en­gine.

The Rio line-up also in­cludes the base model Rio S which comes with a 1.4L MPI 4-cylin­der petrol pow­er­plant with DOHC and CVVT and pro­duces 79 kw of power at 6300 rpm and 135 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm.

In its 17th year, the “Ward’s 10 Best En­gines” list recog­nises the lat­est pow­er­train tech­nolo­gies that are af­ford­able and avail­able to most con­sumers. Dur­ing their eval­u­a­tions, Ward’s ed­i­tors con­sider en­gines that in­crease horse­power and torque numbers, sound ap­peal­ing, and in­te­grate well with their re­spec­tive ve­hi­cles.

For more info on Kia or their tech­nol­ogy, call into Thomp­son Kia, Be­nalla road Shep­par­ton. Or call Gary on 0358 222666.

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