India’s second largest carmaker, Hyundai has officially launched the Hyundai i10 LPG in India today. There were expectations of the launch of LPG variants of Hyundai i10 and Hyundai Eon for past sometime. The LPG variant is priced Rs. 27,630 more than the existing petrol model. The new LPG version of i10, christened i10 ‘blue drive’ (blue drive is Hyundai’s eco-friendly and fuel efficient range) comes with a factory-fitted LPG kit and boasts of features that meet global standards in performance and safety.
The Hyundai i10 is powered by a 1.1 litre iRDE2 engine. You would be able to shift between petrol and LPG modes by switching a knob. The new blue drive i10 variants are said to provide reliable performance and unmatched fuel economy. With separate Petrol (35 litre) and LPG (34 litre) tanks, the customers have an option to choose from LPG and petrol modes. The LPG tank in the i10 blue drive has a special ‘Toroidal’ LPG tank that allows intelligent use of space and makes for larger boot space than conventional LPG-fitted models.
Another feature of the Hyundai i10 LPG is AMS – Alternator Management System (AMS). Thanks to AMS, battery life is increased and so is mileage. Another feature is the Manual Shift indicator (MSI), first in its class, MSI will intelligently suggest you optimum time to change gears, helping you achieve better fuel efficiency.
“The LPG version of our Next Gen i10 is a viable alternative for customers looking at low running cost. With the launch of the i10 Blue Drive, Hyundai is broadening its eco-friendly initiative. Hyundai believes in preserving the environment by making eco-friendly cars that run on low emission fuels,” Mr H W Park, MD and CEO, Hyundai India, said.
Hyundai claims that the LPG i10 has a special Toroidal tank that allows intelligent use of space and makes for larger boot space than conventional LPG-fitted models. The Alternator Management System (AMS), which controls delivery of power to the battery reduces the consumption during acceleration and elongates the battery life of the car. The LPG kit in i10 blue drive is impact resistant and has been tested and certified by ARAI. The LPG system is approved by DOE (Department of Explosives) and is offered with a 2-year warranty.
Hyundai has introduced the eco-efficient ‘blue drive’ technology in the Next Gen i10 in its 1.1 Era and 1.1 Magna variants. The ex-showroom Delhi prices for the i10 Era (1.1 ltr) is Rs 416,144 and i10 Magna (1.1 ltr) is priced at Rs 430,659.
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