In a statement issued today, Hyundai said it has begun ramping up the supply of diesel cars in a bid to bring down huge waiting periods, particularly of the i20 and Verna. These two vehicles are hot cakes in Hyundai's diesel portfolio.
Hyundai will produce 10,500 diesel units of these two models up from the current 7,000 unit mark. As an effect, the waiting period for the Verna will drop from six months to two-three months while the new i20's waiting will be brought down to about a month.
Diesel engines are currently imported from Korea but the buzz in the market is that there is a plan to launch a diesel engine plant in India and manufacture engines that can be fitted on to cars like the Eon and the next generation i10.