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Old 4th May 2007, 19:23   #16
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@Mpower,
i guess it's because CNG has much lower running costs as well as the fact that it is widely available.
The CNG santro will make sense for many buyers like my cousin who is looking out for a second car, along with his Getz, which he will mainly use in city traffic from one end of town to another.
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But doesnot CNG effect too much of the engine power??
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Busa -
the car will mainly be for city drives.
Given the conditions, a decrease in the power won't affect the drive much.
Worst is to worst, it will drive like the original 1Lt Santro that was originally launched and that isn't too bad.
And also, Hyundai could be remapping the engine for better driveability and hence the time.
However, no matter what they do, it will never perform like a regular Santro.
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Hyundai could be remapping the engine for better driveability and hence the time
The main USP of the Santro is its efficency as a small car so expect the CNG Santro to be tuned for power. Why dont they get a LPG one, the DUO WagonR is a superhit.
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@BUSA
Taking Mumbai as an example, there is a huge difference in the number of outlets for LPG and CNG, with CNG having way more outlets.
Also, LPG costs more to run then CNG and as you pointed out, the main USP of the santro is its FE and in regards to running costs, CNG will cost much much lower than a LPG set up.
I was saying that in the case of the Getz, they have tuned the 1.1lt engine to bear the additional weight so similarly, they may tune the engine again for added driveability in city traffic so it doesn't feel lethargic as the CNG kit would seriously cut down on the performance.
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My question is why are some companies choosing CNG and others LPG.

Why dont they just launch both CNG and LPG versions so that people can pick for themselves.
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Taking Mumbai as an example, there is a huge difference in the number of outlets for LPG and CNG, with CNG having way more outlets.
But the no. of CNG outlets is very minuscule compared to the LPG outlets in South India.

India means not North/West India alone !!!
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Whats taking them 1.5 years to release an alternate fuel version? The spaceage technology required to manufacture LPG kits?
HYUNDAI needs time to steal the design....so 2009
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I wonder what logic drove them to CNG as opposed to LPG that the WagonR is using.
Its because most commercial users prefer CNG. And Hyundai is looking at the taxi segment big-time for the Santro. Its 10 years since launch and wont really affect its image either.
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But do you think a car can make for a successful taxi with negligible boot space and space for only 4?

BTW LPG wagonRs are gaining popularity day by day here in Gurgaon. Mostly owned by call centers and small companies. However not with the taxi operators, maybe because of being a 4 seater and cramped boot.
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Knock Knock !!!!

Anyone has any updates on CNG Santro lauch ?
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