Hyundai launches new i10 automatic with Kappa engine

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Sriperumbudur, Chennai, Jul 15 (UNI) Riding on the soaring success of new hatchback i10, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) today launched the latest version of i10 automatic with 1.2-litre 'Kappa' engine, priced at Rs 3,99,023 (ex-showroom Delhi).

The new four-cylinder Kappa petrol engine offers considerable benefits in refinement and performance over the original 1.1-litre with no penalty in fuel economy or emissions.

''Developed over a period of 48 months at a cost of 421 million dollars, the Kappa project will raise the bar in terms of power, performance, fuel efficiency and environment and uses some cutting edge technology like offset crank and light weight engine material to enhance performance,'' HMIL Managing Director H S Lheem told reporters here.

The new engine and the transmission plant, which has the capacity of 2,50,000 units per annum, has been set up at the cost of over 250 million dollars.

The efficiency of the new all-alloy engine, which will be exclusively manufactured in Chennai plant, raises the power output by 18 per cent to about 60 kW and torque from 98 to 118Nm.

There is also significantly improved in-gear driving flexibility and more relaxed cruising. Top speed is up from 150 to 164km/h and the benchmark 0-100km/h sprint timne has dropped by nearly three seconds to 12.8.

Despite this, the CO2 emissions and combined fuel consumption are identical to the 1.1 litre engine at 119g/km and 5.02 litres/100km.

Electronic stability control is an extra-cost option on both the one and 1.2-litre models.


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