The Hyundai Grand i10 CNG is the second car from the Korean manufacturer to come with a factory fitted CNG kit after the Santro.
Hyundai has launched a CNG variant of it’s much popular Grand i10 mid-sized hatchback in the mid-spec Magna Trim. The Hyundai Grand i10 CNG is priced at Rs. 6.39 lakh in Delhi and Rs. 6.41 lakh in Mumbai. Both are ex-showroom prices and it is a premium of Rs. 67,000 over the equivalent Magna petrol variant.
The Grand i10 CNG is powered by the same 1.2L, four cylinder engine that does duty on the petrol Magna. The engine churns out 82 hp and and 110 Nm of peak torque on petrol but when powered by CNG, it will produce 66 hp and 98 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to the same 5-speed manual gearbox as the regular Grand i10.
The Grand i10 is the second car from Hyundai to be factory fitted with a CNG kit after the Santro. Hyundai did offer the option of CNG on the Grand i10 before. However, that was only on the Grand i10 Prime which was for fleet taxi operators. This is the first time that private buyers will have the option of CNG on the Grand i10 as well.
Hyundai has introduced CNG on the Grand i10 only on the mid-spec trim and so the car inevitably loses out on quite some convenience features. Still, it comes decently well equipped with features like roof rails, remote locking, Bluetooth audio system with steering mounted controls, rear AC vents and a power outlet, all-four power windows and electrically adjustable ORVMs. On the safety front, the Grand i10 CNG features dual front airbags along with ABS and EBD.
After the Santro, this is the second time Hyundai is offering one of their regular cars with a factory fitted CNG kit and that surely widens their market range. Moreover, the Grand i10 competes against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo and both of them are offered only in petrol and diesel guise. This gives the Grand i10 quite some competitive advantage. The Grand i10 is also due a generation change very soon with the new model being introduced later this year.