Hyundai India launches CNG version of the BS6 Grand i10 NIOS
The BS6* Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS family recently added a CNG option. The new car features a bi-fuel (gasoline/natural gas) version of the 1.2-litre Kappa naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. Running on CNG, this engine produces a maximum power of 69 PS at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 95 nm at 4,000 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission sends drive to the wheels.
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG has a 60 liter (water equivalent) CNG tank. Its petrol tanks capacity, like that of the petrol variant, is 37 liters.
Hyundai offers the Grand i10 Nios CNG in Magna and Sportz trims. The Magna trim includes features like wheel covers, electrically adjustable ORVMs (outer rear view mirror), 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and iblue app support, steering wheel mounted audio controls, all four power windows with auto-down function for the driver window and height-adjustable driver seat.
The Sportz trim’s equipment highlights include 14-inch gunmetal finish alloy wheels, shark fin antenna, 5-inch digital speedometer with MID, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition and automatic climate control.
On the safety front, both versions include central locking, dimmable IRVM (inside rear view mirror), rear parking sensors, dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, front SBR (seat belt reminder), speed alert system, speed sensing auto door lock, impact sensing auto door unlock, among other features.
* Bharat Stage VI or BS6 is the most stringent emission standard issued by the Government of India.
India’s annual fuel demand to decline 5.6% in 2020: IEA
India’s gasoline demand will decline 9% to 667,000 bpd this year, while diesel will drop 6.1% to 1.65 million bpd, the IEA said in a report on Wednesday. Fuel demand and refinery utilisation rates are being impacted by a nation-wide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus.
NEW DELHI: International Energy Agency (IEA) has estimated India’s annual fuel consumption – a proxy for oil demand – will decline 5.6% in 2020 to 4.73 million barrels per day (bpd), compared with growth of 2.4% forecast in its March report. India’s gasoline demand will decline 9% to 667,000 bpd this year, while diesel will drop 6.1% to 1.65 million bpd, the IEA said in a report on Wednesday. Fuel demand and refinery utilisation rates are being impacted by a nation-wide lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus. IEA sees April refinery runs to be 1.8 million bpd lower than recent monthly average levels, with capacity use rising in third quarter on demand recovery. India’s oil demand will decline by 18.7% and 2.7% in the second and third quarters, before rising by about 1.4% in the fourth quarter, said IEAThe country’s 2020 crude and condensate production will fall by around 50,000 bpd to 750,000 bpd, of which 630,000 bpd is crude, the report added.