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Old 8th July 2016, 12:48   #1
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Default Hyundai imports a Grand i10 1.2L diesel - More powerful version coming?

A search on Zauba reveals that Hyundai Motor India has recently imported a single unit of the more powerful diesel version of the Grand i10 into our country for R&D purposes.

The said imported unit (codenamed "BA", which is for Grand i10) is powered by a 1.2L TCI oil burner powertrain mated to a manual gearbox, most probably a 5-speed one.

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Whether this all-new diesel will replace the existing 1.1L U2 CRDi unit powering the current-gen Grand i10 (and the XCent), or will be offered separately as a performance variant by Hyundai, remains to be seen.

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There was a similar report on the forum sometime back stating that Hyundai may launch the Xcent facelift with a bigger 1200cc engine. I won't be surprised if they choose to plonk the same engine in the Grand i10, so as to compete with the better and more powerful 1.3 MJD.

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Default re: Hyundai imports a Grand i10 1.2L diesel - More powerful version coming?

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A search on Zauba reveals that Hyundai Motor India has recently imported a single unit of the more powerful diesel version of the Grand i10 into our country for R&D purposes.

The said imported unit (codenamed "BA", which is for Grand i10) is powered by a 1.2L TCI oil burner powertrain mated to a manual gearbox, most probably a 5-speed one.


Whether this all-new diesel will replace the existing 1.1L U2 CRDi unit powering the current-gen Grand i10 (and the XCent), or will be offered separately as a performance variant by Hyundai, remains to be seen.

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But please help me clear this doubt I have : The Import value of the cars usually imported are closer to the ex showroom prices (20-40% less) so any particular reason why it could be so inflated here ?
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The Import value of the cars usually imported are closer to the ex showroom prices (20-40% less) so any particular reason why it could be so inflated here ?
No, on contrary Ex-Showroom prices of CBU ( Complete Built Unit ) is about 3 times the assessable value that we see at zauba due to over 200 % Import duties.

Reason for high value for this particular costs can be cost of Air Freight that gets added to basic value for calculation of custom Duties.
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Default Re: Hyundai imports a Grand i10 1.2L diesel - More powerful version coming?

Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

For a hatchback that's otherwise so premium, the Grand i10 could certainly do with more power. From the Accent CRDi to the Verna, Hyundai's diesels have usually been the most powerful in their respective segments. The Grand i10 is an exception to that rule. Its performance is 'adequate', yes, but could definitely use a beefier engine.

Here's another thought - what are the odds of this 1.2L being a proper 4-cylinder? The current 3-cylinder diesel is acceptably refined, yet it's not butter-smooth like their 1.4L & 1.6L diesels.
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No, on contrary Ex-Showroom prices of CBU ( Complete Built Unit ) is about 3 times the assessable value that we see at zauba due to over 200 % Import duties.

Reason for high value for this particular costs can be cost of Air Freight that gets added to basic value for calculation of custom Duties.

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But please help me clear this doubt I have :The Import value of the cars usually imported are closer to the ex showroom prices (20-40% less) so any particular reason why it could be so inflated here ?
I think I may have phrased my question wrongly, the correct one would be:

(Generally) the Import value of the cars usually imported (for R&D purposes/unlike For Sale CBU's) is closer to the ex showroom prices (20-40% less)(of the Indian make models already sold here) so any particular reason why it could be so inflated in this case ?

And I think you are definitely right on the Air Freight point for excessive value. Thanks for the information.

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