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Hyundai Grand i10 gets a CNG variant for private owners

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Hyundai has introduced the Grand i10 in a new CNG variant. Earlier the CNG option was only available on the Grand i10 Prime which is available only for fleet car operators. The CNG variant will be available in the mid-spec Magna trim for private owners. Being available only in the mid-spec trim, the variant misses out on a few creature comforts as compared to the top spec Sportz and Asta options.

The new CNG Hyundai Grand i10 still retains features like a Bluetooth audio system, steering wheel controls, rear AC vents, 12v power outlet, electrically adjustable ORVMs, all four power windows, remote locking doors and a roof rail. In terms of safety, the Hyundai Grand i10 CNG gets ABS, EBD and dual airbags as standard.

The engine is a Kappa, Dual VTVT, 1,197cc, four-cylinder, DOHC petrol block that produces 83 PS of power and 110 Nm of torque on the petrol version and 66.9 PS of power and 98 Nm of torque on the CNG variant coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The suspension duties are performed by McPherson strut on the front and a coupled torsion beam axle on the rear wheel with gas type shock absorbers. The Hyundai Grand i10 measures 3,765mm in length, 1,660mm in width and 1,520mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,425mm. The stopping power comes from hydraulic disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear wheel. The petrol fuel tank capacity on the Hyundai Grand i10 is 43L.

The Grand i10 is the second car in the Hyundai line up after the Hyundai Santro CNG for private use. The new CNG Grand i10 will compete with Ford Figo and Maruti Suzuki Swift which are available in only petrol and diesel options.

In related news, Hyundai is gearing up to launch the much-awaited compact SUV, the Venue on May 21 2019. The Hyundai Venue is also the brands first compact-SUV.