Fuel prices have been increasing faster then we can blink. This has led to a growing shift in buyer preference towards diesel cars. Now Hyundai has put its diesel plant on hold and the i10 diesel has been postponed indefinitely as well. With buyers preferring to buy diesel cars, the sales of the i10 has been affected. Now the Korean automaker plans to launch an LPG version of the i10, which will help to cater to a larger segment of the market. Fuel prices are close to Rs. 75 per liter and the addition of an LPG variant to the i10 line-up will help sales massively. The Hyundai i10 LPG will cost slightly more than the petrol version but will have a factory fitted unit and will also come with warranty.
The Hyundai i10 is powered by a 1.2-liter, Kappa motor which produces 80 PS of power at 6000 RPM and 11.4 kgm of torque at 4000 RPM. The ARAI certified mileage of the i10 petrol is 20.36 kmpl, and the car reaches from 0-100 kmph in13.4 seconds. Top speed is in the region of 160 kmph and the LPG version will be slightly slower than the petrol version. However the benefits in lower running costs compensates for the loss in performance.