New Delhi, Sept 27 (UNI) Hyundai Motor India Ltd today launched its diesel variant of the Getz Prime with a 1.5 litre Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDi) engine at a price of Rs 5,69,900 (ex-showroom).
The Getz Prime Diesel, available in new beige colour interiors, will be sold in showrooms across the country from the first week of next month.
''The diesel variant will provide the much needed economy for some of our customers who travel long distances everyday,'' company's Managing Director H S Lheem said.
In terms of safety, the Getz Prime meets the stringent European safety norms and in fact enjoys a four star European NCAP rating.
Hyundai in April this year had launched the new Getz Prime in two engine variants -- the economical 1.1 litre and the more powerful 1.3 litre petrol engines.
The Getz Prime, in fact, is exported from India and it has received a tremendous response from the car buyers in Europe.
Altogether starting from March this year till now 13,668 units have been exported and this year alone 24,000 units will be shipped mainly to Greece, Germany, Italy and Spain.
Getz Prime is exported to over 20 countries in Europe and in these markets it has proven to be a popular and safe car.
From next year onwards with increased production capacity India will become the main sourcing hub for the Getz Prime and this is in keeping with the idea of making India a hub for small car exports.
The list of the countries to which the Getz Prime is exported will grow substantially over the next few years with South Africa, Israel and Turkey added to the list immediately.