- Hyundai Grand i10 Prime | Hyundai Xcent Prime

Time to pay real attention as this is serious. Two of Hyundai’s best performers – the Grand i10 and the Xcent – are part of a newly triggered recall campaign. A total of 16,409 units, built between August 1, 2017, and September 30, 2019, will be inspected. Only those iterations which came with a factory-fitted CNG kit and no ABS are part of the recall. What kind of inspection? Hyundai Motor India says that there might be a problem with the CNG filter assembly.

Hyundai Xcent Prime | Hyundai Grand i10 Prime

Hyundai Xcent Prime | Hyundai Grand i10 Prime

As is the case with such voluntary recalls, the entire process of inspection and rectification (if required) will be carried out at no cost to the customer. The company’s authorised dealers will start reaching out to owners of affected vehicles from today. If you don’t want to wait for a call from Hyundai and believe that your car might be amongst the lot, you can, of course, reach out to the nearest dealership.

Presently, the Grand i10 has one CNG variant, and the Xcent has none in the personal vehicle space. For the commercial segment, both models have two CNG variants each. Hyundai uses a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine, but where it is tuned to produce 82bhp/114Nm for personal use, the mill generates 80bhp/110Nm for the commercial derivatives. Those figures, however, are applicable when petrol goes to the combustion chamber. With CNG, the power figure comes down to 65bhp/98Nm. The sole transmission option is a 5-speed manual.

Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai Grand i10

The Grand i10’s portfolio (personal segment) was recently, and very quietly, trimmed down. As things stand, it is no longer available with a diesel engine or even a petrol-automatic powertrain. Moreover, the trim levels start at Magna and end at Sportz. That means the base Era and range-topping Asta trims are gone too. Expect Hyundai to run the same game with the Xcent soon after the Aura goes on sale.

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