Hyundai Motor is now offering the Xcent compact sedan and Grand i10 hatchback with a CNG option. Both models will be equipped with a revolutionary DEDST technology on any variant. They are also available at special introductory prices.
DEDST technology is developed by Hyundai for ease of driving. The system automatically switches from petrol to CNG after the vehicle is driven for a few kilometres. It intelligently switches back to petrol in case CNG runs out of the system.
Currently, Hyundai offers the Xcent and Grand i10 with four fuel options. Individuals can choose between petrol, diesel, LPG, and CNG. Hyundai says their CNG vehicles offer a fuel economy of 24 km/kg ARAI certified. This accounts for approximately Rs. 2 per kilometre with CNG.
Powering the Xcent and Grand i10 are a 1.1-litre CRDi diesel engine, which produces 70.03bhp and 160Nm torque. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre Kappa 2, developing 81.86bhp and 116Nm of torque. The diesel engine is mated to a 5-speed manual while petrol gets manual and automatic transmissions.
The CNG DEDST kit can be fitted to petrol powered Xcent or Grand i10 models. Customers can avail of this kit in any variant of their preferred choice. Hyundai India is offering a two-year, unlimited kilometres warranty on their petrol/CNG models.
Hyundai is confident about the Indian market and plan on introducing several new products. They are also focussing on making its Indian facility an export hub. During 2016, Hyundai is planning on introducing an all-new compact SUV and MPV models for emerging markets.