Earlier this-month, Hyundai India silently launched a new LPG variant of its successful hatchback Grand i10. The Grand i10 LPG will be available only in the Magna trim with two choice of shades the Magna Solid costs Rs. 4.92 lakh, while the Magna Metallic costs Rs. 4.96 lakh. Base price of the Grand i10 starts from Rs. 4.34 lakh (All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom Delhi).
The Grand i10 LPG will be available with a 1.0-litre Dual VTVT, DOHC engine producing 69 PS and 96 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This is the same motor powering the Eon. The switch to LPG will cause a drop of 2bhp and 2Nm of torque. The ARAI of this motor in the Eon is 20.3kmpl, but should be slightly lesser in the Grand i10 due to the extra weight of the car.
There will be no visual changes to the exterior. The only drawback is that the boot space has to be compromised, due to the LPG tank but users can expect lower running cost of the car when compared to its petrol counterpart. The Grand i10 LPG comes with a factory-fitted LPG kit and a two-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
With the launch of Grand i10 LPG variant, it is speculated that the launch of LPG version of company’s recent launch Xcent compact sedan is also not far. Soon the company might launch its LPG version too in Indian car market.
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