South Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai has added two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) variants to its range of vehicles for the Indian market – the Grand i10 hatchback and Xcent sedan. Both vehicles come equipped with the DEDST (Dual ECU Dynamic Sequential Technology) CNG Kit.
The offer is available for the Grand i10 and Xcent fitted with 1.2 litre engines. Although dealers have apparently commenced taking orders the price of the CNG retrofit has not yet been made public but is believed to be in the region of INR 62,000 (USD 945). Power output through a five-speed manual transmission is expected to be the same as for petrol models, being 70bhp and 116 Nm torque.
The conversion to bi-fuel CNG is to be carried out by a Hyundai Authorised Dealership or Workshop and provided this fully complied with Hyundai will honour the standard unlimited kilometre warranty of 2 years.
The claimed ARAI mileage for the Grand i10 CNG is 24 km/kg.
(Source: Hyundai Facebook)