Bookings for Hyundai Grand I10 NIOS CNG Available Prior to Launch
With Govt. of India pushing for CNG-equipped vehicles, more and more manufacturers are introducing company fitted CNG cars.
Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS is in line to get factory-fitted CNG. Bookings at dealerships are opened. One can choose from Grand i10 NIOS 1.2 MT CNG Magna or CNG Sportz once it is launched. All models come in metallic and non-metallic colors.
Last week, Hyundai unveiled the Aura sedan, based on the Grand i10 NIOS. This compact sedan is available in the 1.2 MT petrol S trim with client fitted CNG. The price difference between the Gasoline Trim S and the model CNG S is 83 thousand rupees, ex-showroom. In the Grand i10 NIOS petrol and its respective CNG model, similar price variances are expected.
New Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS was unveiled in late August 2019. MT petrol was launched for 5.85 lakhs rupees as well as Sportz petrol MT at 6.38 lakhs rupees at the time of launch. As of today, for both models, the price is about 5 thousand higher. Expect models of the Grand i10 NIOS CNG at a higher price by up to 80-90 thousand. The same architecture underpins both Grand i10 NIOS and the Aura, which was launched recently. The tandem also share options, features, parts, etc. on engines.
Having more onboard CNG vehicles boasts fine for Hyundai Motor India. The company has long settled as the second-best producer in the country when it comes to sales. Maruti Suzuki, who leads from the front, already has a range of CNG vehicles fitted from the factory. The most recent launch was the LXI and LXI (O) versions of the Maruti Alto CNG BSVI models. The vehicles are priced at respectively 4,32,700 and 4,36,300 rupees.
The manufacturer could benefit from a broader range of CNG vehicles for Hyundai Motor India to be able to maintain its position as a significant competitor to MSIL. A factory-fitted CNG option is attractive to customers who see CNG as a convenience. Since renewable and alternative fuels have been a considerable focus in recent years, CNG is already at the forefront compared to the new alternative fuel choices that still need to gather energy.
NIOS sales have contributed more than 40 percent of total Grand i10 revenue for 2019 in 5 months, and it is a successor to Grand i10. There's no talk of the Grand i10 being discontinued, so both cars are still being sold together for now. However, top Grand i10 models were discontinued.
Following the launch of NIOS CNG, there is talk of a start of the NIOS Turbo. The respective 1.0l petrol MT engine is already featured in Venue and Aura. Onboard the Venue, Hyundai claims that for the Turbo model, buyers will go over 85 percent of their petrol option. This led the company to launch the turbo engine option in the Aura, and soon in the NIOS.