In a novel way to beat the petrol price blues, Hyundai Motor India, the country’s largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer has come out with the LPG version of the popular i10. This certainly brings a lot of cheers from the consumers who are reeling under the onslaught of petrol price hikes.
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. This way Hyundai India is also promoting eco-friendly and non-polluting transport.
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.
The i10 LPG is powered by the 1.1 litre iRDE2 engine, it comes with easy petrol to LPG shift that offers customers a unique combination of 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, which allows intelligent use of space and makes for larger boot space than conventional LPG-fitted models.
The Alternator Management System (AMS) is yet another innovative technology from Hyundai which controls delivery of power to the battery. While decelerating, the power supply to the battery is normal and during acceleration it limits the power. This gives extended battery life and better mileage. The Manual Shift Indicator which is a first-in-class feature available in the i10 helps to achieve maximum fuel efficiency by optimum gear usage.
Announcing the launch, Mr. H W Park, MD and CEO, HMIL said, “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.”
The LPG kit in i10 blue drive is impact resistant and is approved by DOE (Department of Explosives). It is tested and certified by ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), the country’s premier automobile testing and certifying authority. The factory-fitted LPG system in i10 enjoys full 2 year manufacturer warranty benefits, ensuring enhanced safety and peace of mind for its customers.
With the addition of Hyundai i10 LPG, the numbers of factory fitted LPG models have risen to a considerable number for the customers to choose.