Hyundai on the verge of coming out with a diesel engine plant announcement?

23/03/2012 - 09:20 | ,   | Kaustubh Shinde

Due to many speculations about diesel deregulation and high tax on diesel cars, Hyundai decided to put its brand new diesel plant in India on the back burner. However, nothing of that sort was revealed in the budget. Spurred by this positive development, Hyundai’s plans for a diesel plant are all set to take shape, if a report on Economic Times newspaper is to be believed.

Hyundai diesel engine

Highlights:  

  • The Korean automaker is likely to invest around Rs 500 crore for the engine facility
  • Currently, the company imports diesel engines from Korea
  • The engine plant is expected to located within Sriperumbudur plant near Chennai
  • The new plant will manufacturer 1.5 lakh diesel engines every year
  • Engines of varying capacity right from 1.1L to 1.6L. Possibly higher ones as well for Sonata and Santa Fe
  • The next generation i10 will get a diesel engine as soon as the plant is operational
  • Prices of Hyundai diesel cars may reduce due to local manufacturing - This is not a certain outcome however

What are your thoughts on the diesel engine plant?

[Source: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.com]

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