Sriperumbudur (Chennai), Jul 15: 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.
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. The new-generation engines will be manufactured at the new assembly plant, which is part of the company's second phase of expansion. ''The new engine and the transmission plant, which has the capacity of 2,50,000 units per annum, has cost us over 250 million dollars,'' company President Ashok Jha told reporters here.
HMIL, a wholly owned subsidiary of South Korea-based Hyundai Motors, also plans to raise its annual capacity from the present six lakh units to 6.4 lakh units, he added.