In a bid to cash in the ongoing festive season, the South Korean auto major Hyundai has silently introduced the CNG version of its popular sedan Xcent and hatchback Grand i10 in India. Interested customers can opt for CNG option across all trim levels at an additional cost of Rs. 70,000 over the existing price of the standard petrol variants.
Both the CNG powered variants to be fuelled by the same 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine that churns out 71bhp power and 100Nm of peak torque and power is sent to the wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. Power and Torque output for the CNG variants has been lowered by 10bhp and 13Nm respectively. In addition, the CNG kits will be available with 5-speed manual transmission only not with conventional automatic (AT) units.
With the inclusion of CNG, Grand i10 now available with three fuel trims- Petrol, Diesel and CNG. Both Grand i10 and Xcent has been fitted with DEDST (Dual ECU Dynamic Sequential Technology) CNG kit comes with dual injectors to deliver optimum gas flow to the engine resulting in lag free performance of the vehicles. Also, the system has a mechanism that switches to petrol once the car runs out of gas.
The kit comes with a 2 years unlimited kilometers warranty and does not void given warranty of the vehicles. The fuel efficiency of both the models are expected to deliver an ARAI certified mileage of 24KMPL and the running cost for both the models expected to be around Rs.2 per km. According to reports, LPG variants of Grand i10 have also been discontinued owing to poor demand.
Both the models come equipped with features like automatic climate control, a 2 DIN audio system with USB, Aux-in functionality and 1GB memory, rear AC vents, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution), push start button and many more.
Interested customers can be place order at all Hyundai dealerships but in the regions where CNG is available. Introductory prices of Hyundai Grand i10 CNG and Xcent CNG variants are as follows: (ex-showroom Delhi):-
Hyundai Grand i10 CNG base S- Rs. 5.37 lakh
Hyundai Grand i10 CNG Asta- Rs. 7.94 lakh
Hyundai Xcent CNG– Rs. 5.86 lakh
Hyundai Xcent CNG SX (O) – Rs. 8.35 lakh