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Hyundai Santro discontinued; No reservations for Aura and Grand i10 diesel

It seems that Hyundai is gradually on the verge of joining the list of car manufacturers that are abandoning diesel-powered cars, if not completely but partially. According to recent reports, Hyundai has stopped taking reservations for diesel-powered variants of its compact offerings like the Grand i10 Nios and Aura. Hyundai has also discontinued the Santro sedan according to the official website.

Although dealer outlets are not taking reservations of these variants, the online reservation section of Hyundai’s authorized website has also removed the diesel-powered variants of these two cars. The Santro sedan does not appear on the site.

These moves indicate that Hyundai is moving away from the diesel segment of the small car category. Hyundai has yet to make any official statement regarding the changes to its model lineup in India. It looks like the South Korean manufacturer will focus on high-volume variants of the cars.

Small diesel engines

Hyundai Santro discontinued;  No reservations for Aura and Grand i10 diesel

Both the Grand i10 Nios and the Aura were offered with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder diesel engine, except for the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine options. 0 liters. The 1.2-litre diesel engine is the smallest oil-burner in Hyundai India’s powertrain range and replaced the aging 1.1-litre three-cylinder diesel engine in the Grand i10 and Xcent a few years ago. This engine was available with the 5-speed manual and AMT 5-speed transmission options in the Grand i10 Nios and Aura, with maximum power and torque of 75 PS and 190 Nm respectively.

With this possible discontinuation of diesel variants, the Grand i10 Nios and Aura are now available with just two petrol engine options. The bulk generator among these two petrol engines is the naturally aspirated 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 83 hp of power and 114 Nm of torque and is available with the 5-speed manual gearbox options and 5-speed AMT. There is also a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 100PS of power and 172Nm of torque and comes standard with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The discontinuation of the Grand i10 Nios and Aura diesel variants means that Hyundai’s most affordable diesel car is now the i20 premium sedan. The Hyundai i20 is offered with a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which produces 100 hp of power and 240 Nm of torque. Although this engine is shared with the Hyundai Venue in the same state of tune, this engine is also available in a higher state of tune – 115 hp of power and 250 Nm of torque – in higher-end Hyundai offerings like Verna and creta.