Following the introduction of the Hyundai Santro LPG recently in the country, the LPG variant of the Accent was launched by the company yesterday.
The new Accent LPG comes with a factory fitted LPG kit certified by the ARAI. Apart from the regular petrol tank, it has a 27.2-liter tank to store LPG.
The engine and transmission are no different to the regular Accent. Engine immobilizer is a standard fitment on the Hyundai Accent LPG.
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New Delhi, May 21, 2009: Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer, as part of its initiative to promote eco-friendly and non-polluting means of transport, today launched its LPG variant of the very popular Accent. The LPG, bi-fuel variant will be priced at Rs 533,900 which is Rs 34,900 more than the existing petrol model and it is fitted with an engine immobilizer as a standard fitment for added security.
The new LPG version of Accent, named as Accent eco (eco is synonymous with environmentally friendly and economy) comes with a factory fitted LPG kit approved and certified by the Department of Explosives (DOE) and Automotive research Authority of India (ARAI), the country’s premier automobile testing and certifying authority.
Powered by the 1.5 litre engine which is mated to a 5 speed, manual Transmission, the Accent eco offers its customers a unique combination of safe and reliable performance with an unmatched fuel economy. With separate Petrol (45 Litre) and LPG (27.2 litre) fuel tanks, the customers has an option to choose from both LPG and petrol driving mode. The LPG tank in the Accent eco has a special ‘Toroidal’ design that allows intelligent use of space and makes for a larger luggage room available to the customer.
Announcing the launch, HMIL, Managing Director, H S Lheem, said, “The Accent has always been a very strong product in its segment. Earlier we had introduced it with a CNG kit and our customers found it to be a really attractive proposition, as it has all one can look for in this class of cars. The LPG version will only add to the appeal of Accent, as it will not only be cheaper to run and maintain but also eco friendly. At our end, we have ensured that Accent LPG meets all the safety standards as our customers need to be assured of the safety and reliability of our products that we offer to them.”
The factory-fitted LPG kit in the Accent eco enjoys a full 2 year manufacturer warranty benefits thus ensuring enhanced peace of mind for the customers. Accent eco also boasts of the lowest greenhouse gas emission as it emits lower CO2, as compared to the petrol version of the car, hence making it extremely environmentally friendly.
Other highlights of the Accent eco includes reduced engine maintenance, longer life of spark plug and engine, less frequent change of engine oil, safe and reliable. In addition to that, the car offers ample luggage space, smart and ergonomic design and efficient performance. Hyundai in keeping to its high safety standards ensures that the car goes through LPG leakage detection test thrice before it is delivered to customers and has a special filler cap inside the LPG lining to prevent wear and tear of the parts. HMIL offers the Santro in CNG and LPG variants and now the Accent LPG adds to its range of offerings in the alternative fuel cars. The Accent CNG was launched in June, 2008.