Hyundai Motor Company, the parent company of Kia Motors will soon discontinue the small 1.4-litre diesel engine in India. This diesel engine powers the vehicles like Hyundai Venue, Hyundai Creta, Hyundai Elite i20 and even the Hyundai Verna in the Indian market. Due to the upcoming BS6 emission compliance norms, Hyundai will discontinue the 1.4-litre diesel engine option. While the Hyundai will soon offer the all-new Creta and the facelifted Verna in the Indian market, the diesel engine in the Elite i20 and the Venue will get replaced with the 1.5-litre diesel engine. It should be noted that Hyundai will discontinue the Grand i10 NIOS diesel after the BS6 emission norms are put in place. A similar treatment will be given to the Hyundai Aura too.
Both Hyundai Venue and the Elite i20 get only the 1.4-litre engine option for the diesel variants. Whereas the cars like the Hyundai Verna and the Creta also get the 1.6-litre diesel engine option. Hyundai will not invest in the 1.4-litre engine to make it BS6 emission norm compliant. Instead, they will power the Hyundai Venue and the Elite i20 with the new 1.5-litre diesel engine that powers the Kia Seltos in the Indian market.
The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces a maximum power of 115 PS and peak torque of 250 Nm in the Seltos. Since the Hyundai Venue belongs to a lower segment compared to the Seltos, the engine will be detuned to make it suitable for the model. The current 1.4-litre engine available with the Venue produces a maximum of around 90 PS and the new 1.5-litre diesel engine from the Seltos will be detuned to offer a similar 90 PS output. The same output is expected to be available with the Elite i20 too.
The all-new Hyundai Creta and the Verna facelifted version will be launched in the Indian market next month. Both the cars will now get powered by the 1.5-litre diesel engine option from the Seltos. In the Creta and the Verna, the engine is expected to offer a similar 115 PS of maximum power with 250 Nm of peak torque. The Creta will even get the 1.5-litre petrol engine option from the Seltos and the Verna is expected to get the same.
Hyundai and Kia are sister brands but both work independently in the markets around the world. The upcoming Hyundai Creta will share the same platform that underpins the all-new Kia Seltos in the Indian market and in the future, we will get to see a lot of technology and feature sharing between the two brands.