#Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDI 120 HP with CHIPBOX Chip Tuning

25 / March 2024
Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDI 120 HP with CHIPBOX Chip Tuning

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How to Increase the Performance of Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDI 120 HP with CHIPBOX Chip Tuning

The Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDI 120 HP is a recently popular small crossover appreciated by the public. It's a compact vehicle offering good spaciousness and a pleasant driving experience. The model we're discussing today is powered by a 3-cylinder turbo engine with direct gasoline injection, a modern engine balancing acceptable performance with reasonable fuel consumption. Let's first explore the stock performance of this vehicle before delving into how it can be electronically enhanced safely.


Stock Performance of the Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDI 120 HP

As mentioned, it features a turbocharged 3-cylinder in-line engine employing Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI). This setup, combined with a turbocharger, is becoming common due to its ability to deliver good performance with relatively low fuel consumption compared to less refined turbo engines with indirect gasoline injection. The Kona T-GDI reaches a top speed just above 180 km/h and accelerates from zero to one hundred in just over 10 seconds. The engine delivers torque from around 2000 revolutions per minute (RPM) and remains effective up to 6000 RPM, where it produces its maximum power of 120 hp. Torque value is 172 Nm available across a broad range of the rev range. These figures are respectable considering the vehicle's intended purpose, though some users may desire more spirited performance, as an acceleration of over 10 seconds from 0-100 km/h is not as appreciated today, despite the Kona feeling quite nimble to drive.


How to Increase Power and Torque of Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDI 120 HP

If you're seeking to enhance the performance of this turbocharged 3-cylinder, continue reading. You likely desire more from this engine and are considering electronic tuning. Perhaps, you're concerned about making irreversible modifications to the car's ECU and engine, but fear not, as none of that is necessary. We've developed a kit consisting of a digital additional ECU that simply installs onto the Kona's engine wiring. You'll just need to connect a few original connectors onto the wiring, similar to an extension, and you're good to go! No ECU remapping, no mechanical alterations—everything can be reverted to stock conditions without leaving a trace and without any issues.


Now, you might be wondering what power and torque gains you can achieve with this non-invasive, fully reversible electronic chip tuning. Well, you can boost your Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDI's power from 120 hp to 140 horsepower! Moreover, the maximum torque sees an increase of a significant 45 Nm, reaching a peak of 217 Nm—quite a spirited improvement to propel this crossover! Naturally, the acceleration changes significantly (for the better), dropping well below the 10-second mark required for the classic 0-100 km/h sprint. Even the mid-range acceleration becomes much livelier, facilitating easier overtaking maneuvers and hill climbs. The increased use of higher gears, enabled by the higher torque available from around 2000 RPM, also allows for optimized fuel consumption. But that's not all.


The kit we've mentioned, capable of increasing the Hyundai Kona 1.0 T-GDI's power by +20 hp and boosting maximum torque by +45 Nm, is called CHIPBOX Chip Tuning. As we mentioned, it can be installed and removed without leaving any traces or causing any mechanical or stock ECU alterations. It's a removable external kit that delivers excellent performance. Regarding this, know that you can order two variants of CHIPBOX. If you opt for the CONNECT version, you can even connect the additional ECU to your smartphone and adjust your Kona's power right from the screen—amazing, isn't it? However, it's pure reality and SELETRON technology.


With a simple tap on your smartphone's screen, you can select either the stock power or the increased power! But there's more. Earlier, we hinted at driving pleasure, and we have another surprise for you: alongside the CHIPBOX chip tuning kit capable of enhancing performance with increased power and torque, we've also developed another kit—the PEDALBOOSTER. It's an additional electronic module that simply attaches to the accelerator pedal, allowing you to select various driving styles, thereby enhancing driving engagement and engine sportiness.


With this kit (which, again, is easily removable without issues), you reduce the throttle response delay of the 3-cylinder, achieving greater responsiveness to accelerator inputs. You can order just the PEDALBOOSTER kit to enhance driving pleasure or just the CHIPBOX chip tuning kit for a real increase in power and torque... if you seek the utmost in performance and driving pleasure, order both kits, and you won't regret it!


And that's not all, actually. We mentioned that by ordering the CONNECT version of the engine enhancement kit, you can control power and torque values from your smartphone... this also applies to PEDALBOOSTER, which can be ordered in CONNECT version to communicate with your phone. You can choose from 4 different driving maps, each providing the engine with 4 different response types, from soft to sporty. Adding to all this, the kits we're talking about are made in Italy with top-quality automotive components. The provided kits are covered by SELETRON's official warranty and also carry the important TUV Austria certification.


Here's where you can order the engine enhancement kit and the accelerator pedal module that will make your 3-cylinder turbo's response lightning-quick: link



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