Hyundai to Launch i20 Diesel in India

Hyundai to Launch i20 Diesel in India New Hyundai i20
author image Rishi
Wednesday 18 February 2009, 00:00 AM

Hyundai Motors India Limited plans to launch the i20 diesel model in India this year. Hyundai i20 is the latest model from India’s largest car exporter and second largest car manufacturer. It launched i20 in December 2008 without much fanfare, but the car nevertheless left the Indian auto market as well as the customers shell shocked. In India, HMIL currently sells i20 with 1.2 liter Kappa petrol engine and now it plans to sell the diesel variants by end of 2009.

In the international market, Hyundai already sells i20 with 1.4 liter and 1.6 liter diesel engines. Bringing Hyundai i20 with 1.4 liter diesel engine will qualify the company for the small car excise norms. However, the official company spokesperson refuses to comment on any such plans.

“We will launch the i-20 diesel for the domestic market this year. But we are yet to finalise the engine size,” says Mr Arvind Saxena, Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, Hyundai Motor India. Hyundai also intends to launch a face lifted Santro model in 2009 to offer better value for money to its customers.

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