Hyundai to launch diesel i10 to counter Ford Figo

The auto rivalry is going to be intensifying between the Korean and American car makers, as Hyundai Motor is set to launch a diesel variant of its next-generation car — i10 to counter Ford’s ‘Figo.’ Hyundai has confirmed the i10diesel launch as it will face added competition from Ford Figo and Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R.

Currently, the petrol version of the i10 is exported out of its Indian plant in Chennai, which has an annual capacity to produce 6 lakh cars. The models available to the sub-continent market are Atos, i10, i20, Getz (click), Verna (Accent) and Sonata (NF).

Santa Fe, its mid-size crossover sports utility vehicle, will be introduced as a CBU (completely-built unit) during the fourth quarter of this year.

We expect the i10 diesel will come with a 1.2 litre engine.

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