Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) has increased supply of its i20 diesel and Verna models to bring down waiting periods. Starting from this month, the company will scale up the production of i20 diesel and Verna diesel from 7,000 units per month to 10,500 units per month.
Hyundai has been able to ramp up the production of these cars by increasing its diesel engine imports from South Korea.
“Increased supply will ease the waiting period substantially, we expect the waiting period for the diesel Verna to drop from six months to two to three months and for the new i-Gen i20 to about a month,” Arvind Saxena, Director, Marketing and Sales, Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) said in a press statement. He added that Hyundai customers have shown great patience, they have waited for many months and the company owes it to them to deliver their cars at the earliest. Also read: New Hyundai i-Gen i20: Understanding the variants and prices across five major cities
Demand for diesel cars is high and both the i20 and Verna are among the top sellers in their respective segments. The i20 sells at an average of a little above 6,000 units a month and the Verna sells at around 4,000 units per month.
Hyundai launched the facelifted i20 in March 2012. The i20 diesel is powered by a 1.4-litre motor mated to 6-speed manual transmission makes 89 bhp of power and 219 Nm of torque and has an ARAI-certified mileage of 21.9 kmpl. The new i20 diesel is available in six variants: Era (Rs.5.96 lakh), Magna (Rs. 6.20 lakh), Magna (O) (Rs. 6.50 lakh), Sportz (Rs. 6.98 lakh) and Asta (Rs. 7.44 lakh).
Hyundai launched the fluidic Verna in May 2011. The Verna diesel is offered in two engine variants: 1.4-litre diesel that puts out that puts out 88.77 bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque and the 1.6-litre diesel that puts out 121.36 bhp of max power and 155 Nm of max torque. The Verna diesel is offered in four trims: 1.4 CRDi (Rs. 8.33 lakh), 1.6 CRDi (Rs. 9.17 lakh), 1.6 CRDi SX (Rs. 9.80 lakh) and 1.6 CRDi SX (O) (Rs. 10.53 lakh).