The second largest car maker in India, Hyundai Motor India will soon launch diesel version of the Hyundai i10. The increase in petrol prices have led to customers shelling out that extra bit to get a oil burning machine, which offers better performance, higher torque and fuel economy.
We now have a diesel engine variant available for almost every small car. Chevrolet will put in a 1.0-liter diesel engine in the Beat’s bay in the next couple of days, leaving the i10 as the only. Hyundai’s i10 brings in sales volumes for the company in India and they wouldn’t let this opportunity slip away. Logically this points towards the need for a Hyundai i10 diesel variant for the Indian car market
The upcoming launch of the Chevrolet Beat Diesel could have led to Hyundai doing a re-think (new thinking, new possibilities!) of i10 Diesel. The Korean automaker does have a very potent diesel engine on offer for the i10 in international markets and there is no reason why they shouldn’t launch it in India. A 1.1-liter turbocharged CRDi unit, this engine produces peak power of 75PS @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 153 Nm @ 1900-2750rpm. With the light weight of the i10, the car is expected to return mileage in the range of 20-25 kmpl. Let’s hope the Korean carmaker brings the engine to India as soon as possible.
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Source – Motoroids