- Reserve your BS6 Hyundai Venue, Elite i20, and Grand i10 as bookings for these vehicles are thrown open.
- While the i20 and Grand i10 will be petrol models, the Hyundai Venue will feature a new BS6-compliant diesel engine.
- With the inclusion of these three models, Hyundai has seven BS6-compliant car models today.
The deadline for complying with BS6 norms is not very far away. All automakers are rushing towards attaining BS6 compliance. Hyundai has taken the lead in this matter by already having four of its models as BS6 compliant. Now, the company has announced that Hyundai dealerships across the country will accept bookings for the BS6-compliant Hyundai Venue, Elite i20, and the Grand i10. These car models will now join an illustrious list of Hyundai cars like the Grand i10 Nios, Elantra, Santro, and the Aura as BS6-compliant Hyundai vehicles.
While Hyundai has ruled out upgrading the existing Elite i20 diesel to BS6 standards, the company has confirmed that henceforth, the Elite i20 will be sold as a petrol model only. Hyundai is planning to launch a new-gen i20 sometime in June 2020. This car will have a diesel engine option.
Hyundai Venue will get a new 1.5L turbo-diesel engine to replace the existing 1.4L 90hp diesel motor. This BS6-compliant engine is the same one found in the Kia Seltos. However, Hyundai could tune down the Kia engine to deliver around 90hp power in the Hyundai Venue. As far as the Venue’s petrol options are concerned, the compact SUV will share the 1.2L petrol engine with the Elite i20 and the Grand i10. This engine is a BS6-compliant one, and so is the 120hp 1L 3-cylinder turbocharged engine present in the Hyundai Venue today.
The BS6 compliant versions of the Elite i20 and Grand i10 will have the same 83hp 1.2L petrol engines. There is not much difference in the torque output, as the Grand i10 engine delivers a torque of 114Nm to the 115Nm by the Elite i20. The Grand i10 engine mates with a 5-speed manual transmission system, whereas the Elite i20 offers a CVT automatic option, as well apart from the 5-speed manual gearbox.
Hyundai India is planning to launch the new-gen Creta and the Tucson Facelift by March 2020. As these vehicles will have BS6 compliant engines, the BS6 Hyundai fleet is set to grow.