Hyundai has launched a series of interesting hatchbacks in India, like i10, Santro, Eon etc. The company has recently introduced a new exciting piece called i10 Grand. The phrase Grand sounds attention grabbing, and the car is an attention grabber. It is an evolutionary version of i10 packed with interesting features like world class music system, audio controls on steering, storage spots, arm rests etc.
The company has launched a CNG version of i10 Grand which might soon head to dealership units. Those who are keen to buy the car should not miss the words the Hyundai i10 Grand Sport NGV engraved on the car. The phrase NGV stands for Natural Gas Vehicle, and CNG refers to Compressed Natural Gas. It would be interesting to dig into a CNG power Hyundai i10 Grand vehicle, but the launch is not expected to happen anytime now, since the company is busy with the production procedures of its existing models.
Car enthusiasts were amazed to spot the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) badge on the car. It is rather fascinating to view a car with this badge; there is however some more interesting details yet to be revealed. The i10 Grand CNG will have a CNG package. Sources also stated that technicians are familiar with the equipments inserted in CNG package like the Standard Operating Procedures, pipe layout, and cabling. The technology pumped into a CNG car is different from petrol and diesel makes. The technique used here is there are injectors that pump the CNG unit into the engine. The amount of CNG that goes into the engine is monitored by a devise called Electronic Control Unit (ECU). This insertion procedure is similar to how a petrol injection is infused into the car.
The CNG gas can be inserted into the engine via an injector, and the quantity is monitored through an ECU. The main question that will emerge is how to decide on the exact measurement of gas insertion. There are many parameters which provide an estimate on the amount of compressed natural gas that can go into the car. The kit costs Rs 55,000 along with the actual price of the car, there are however many other kits offered at much lesser costs. The initial price of the kit is a bit steep, but when purchase it will nullify warranty, customers who buy the CNG kit, additional payment is made which would cover warranty costs. Honda too has made similar arrangements with its City sedan.
Hyundai i10 Grand is equipped with a potent second gen CRDi U2 1.1 liter engine, this fiery engine pumps out efficient energy outputs of 160Nm and 71PS. The other engine used is powerful Kappa 2 1.2 liter mill that produces 114Nm and 83 PS.
The demand levels for Hyundai i10 Grand has been enormous since launch, the car was introduced into the market in 2013 September. It just few months post launch Hyundai has managed to shell out over 30,000 pieces of the car. The car will soon be offered in CNG variant and it would be interesting to drive a CNG powered car.