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Hyundai Likely To Introduce CNG Version Of Grand i10 Nios

  • Sep 01, 2019
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Leading South Korean carmaker Hyundai recently introduced the Grand i10 Nios in India in diesel and petrol engine options. While the market had anticipated that a compressed natural gas (CNG) version would be rolled out, it didn’t happen. However, if industry sources are to be believed, Hyundai may launch a CNG version of the Grand i10 Nios shortly.



The Nios CNG is likely to be available in the Magna petrol trim like its predecessor. The Grand i10 Nios CNG is expected to output similar power and have the same transmission options like the Grand i10. The Prime and Xcent Prime variants of the Grand i10 currently have CNG motors for commercial use, while private buyers can choose from the Santro or the Grand i10 Magna.



The entry-level Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Era is hauled by a 1,197cc petrol motor. It outputs 81.86bhp at 6,000rpm and 116Nm peak torque at 4,000rpm. The car returns a claimed mileage of 20.7kmpl.

With the government pushing for green mobility and the BS-VI emission standard all set to be implemented from 1 April, CNG cars are undeniably a more viable option for most manufacturers. Indo-Japanese automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki almost enjoys a monopoly in the Indian CNG segment with a multipurpose vehicle (MPV) and four hatchbacks. Hyundai now wants to join the party with its CNG hatchbacks for personal use.



The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios currently commands an ex-showroom price between ₹4.99 lakh to ₹7.99 lakh. The car is sold in 10 versions and in eight colour schemes. The Grand i10 Nios for private use is expected to witness a price hike much on the lines of the Grand i10 CNG Magna trim which is pegged at an ex-showroom price of ₹6.39 lakh in Delhi. The new Nios CNG hatchback will lock horns with the likes of Maruti Suzuki WagonR and the Celerio.

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