Huyndai launches Grand i10 with LPG

After the success of its first car in India, the ‘Santro’, south Korean car makers Hyundai launched the city car, 5 door hatchback ‘i10’ in 2007. It was a great success and was followed by a second generation in August 0f 2013. Going by the huge demand of the car in the Asian market, Hyundai released a slightly larger version known as the ‘Grand i10’ in September of 2013. In India, the car would be going against segment rivals like the Maruti Swift. Hyundai now has decided to address the issue of high fuel prices and pollution levels through this new model.

Hyundai has launched a special version of the car that comes fitted with an LPG (Liquefied petroleum gas) kit. At a time when alternative energy for automobiles is becoming popular, this looks like a smart move. The new ‘Grand i10 LPG’ will get a 998cc Kappa petrol engine mated with 5 speed manual transmission, compliant with Euro 5 standard. The engine powered by Dual VTVT technology, will deliver better fuel efficiency and performance. The engine can produce 94 Nm of peak torque and 68 bhp of power. Hyundai claims that the LPG powered car will give a good fuel efficiency of 20.3 km/l.

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