The DOHC 1.4 L (1399 cc) G4EE Alpha II debuted in the 2005 European Kia Rio JB, but wasn’t available in North America. It utilized the 75.5 mm bore of the original 1.5 L engine, but was destroked to 78.1 mm. Other design improvements of the 1.6 L G4ED carried over to the 1.4 L G4EE, except for CVVT. The engine was noted for its smoother, freer revving nature as compared to the larger 1.6 L due to its squarer bore:stroke dimensions. It also produced slightly improved fuel consumption at the expense of overall power output.
Power output is rated 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 12.7 kg⋅m (125 N⋅m; 92 lb⋅ft) at 4,700 rpm.