Kia is also developing CNG variants of the Sonet and Carens.
Kia has been testing a couple of CNG models since last week. We first saw the Sonet CNG being put through its paces, followed by the Carens CNG. Now, the Hyundai Alcazar CNG has been spied for the first time.
An Alcazar CNG test mule equipped with an emission testing kit was recently spotted in Pune. It is still unclear if the SUV will continue to use the 2.0-litre petrol engine or get the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol from the Carens, which is also being tuned to run on CNG.
Currently, the SUV is offered with two engine options: 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 157 BHP and 191 Nm and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that puts out 113 BHP and 250 Nm. Both engines are offered with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine powering the Carens makes 138 BHP and 242 Nm. However, the engine output when running on CNG is expected to be lower. It is expected to be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Sonet CNG spotted earlier in the month is also expected to be powered by a turbo-petrol engine. The 1.0-litre unit makes 118 BHP and 172 Nm when running on petrol.
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