2019 Hyundai Grand i10 CNG in the midst of heavy demand and the success of the Santro with the same fuel option being offered
2019 Hyundai Grand i10 CNG variant for the private users in India was launched today. Available only in Magna Trim level, the car has been priced at Rs 6.39 lakh. This CNG variant is around Rs 67,000 costlier than the corresponding Magna petrol variant of Grand i10. Till now, the CNG variant of car dubbed “Grand i10 Prime” was available only for the taxi market at a retail price of Rs 5.40 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi). This move is seen as a precursor that the new CNG variant will eventually fill the sales gap of Grand i10 diesel once the BS-VI emission norms come into effect from April 1, 2020.
A 1.2-liter Kappa VTVT petrol engine powers this CNG variant; however, here it produces 66.3PS against the 83PS it makes in regular petrol variants of Grand i10. Output in terms of torque has also been suffered a bit. Against the regular 114Nm in petrol variants, this variant produces 110Nm when driven in petrol mode and 98Nm when you switch to CNG. A 5-speed manual transmission is the only gearbox option you can have with Grand i10 CNG.
The list of feature and equipment on Grand i10 Magna CNG include dual front airbags, Bluetooth-enabled audio system with 4-speaker, roof rails, manual heater and air conditioner, and steering mounted audio controls. However, you miss out on the features like alloy wheels, rear camera parking system, smart key, and speed alert among others.
In terms of competition, Hyundai Grand i10 is up against the likes of Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Mahindra KUV100, and Ford Figo. The addition of the CNG variant has equipped Grand i10 with some extra advantage over the competition and it is sure to lure customers who drive long distances on a daily basis.