Motor Co. Ltd. will release details next month of a new, low-emissions 1.2L engine that it says achieves approximately 10% better fuel economy than the 1.1L mill it replaces, Ward’s learns.
The engine is in production at’s plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai, India, and will be applied to the i10 compact and i20 Getz replacement, which makes its debut at the Paris auto show in September.
Both new-generation models will be built at Hyundai’s recently opened, second Indian facility in Sriperumbudur. The i10 has been a best seller since production was launched last October in India, and the new engine will give the compact even more sales appeal, Hyundai says.
To date, Hyundai Moor India Ltd. has exported or taken export orders for 106,749 units of the i10, the auto maker says. Additionally, in just seven months, the i10 sold more than 65,000 units in India.
The i10 and i20 also are exported from India to Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
The i20 Getz replacement will be mated to either the new 1.2L or upgraded 1.3L engine or common-rail direct-injection mill.