Monday, 2 July 2012

Hyundai Verna enters Taxi market in Indonesia

Hyundai Mobil Indonesia (HMI), the motoring authority of Hyundai in Indonesia has introduced a stripped out taxi variant of the Hyundai Verna. To keep it different from the passenger market, and to avoid the cannabalisation of its own sedan segment, it is named separately as Excel III. The Excel III features no foglamps, a different front bumper, a different grill which makes the car look less premium.

Excel III if launched in India, could be compared with Dzire Tour and could be a hit in Indian market too. Like the Dzire Tour, which is a trimmed down version of the Swift Dzire meant for regular consumers and does not gives a premium look.

On the inside, the Hyundai Excel III features a MID (Multi Information Display) that allows you to control fuel consumption, engine hour usage, fuel consumption range. In addition there are features such as the ECO Drive to save fuel and a standard single DIN radio (plays CD and MP3), rubber carpets and window film.

It is powered by a 1.4-liter engine generating 108 horsepower mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It is launched at price of 14,95,00,000 Indonesia Rupiah (around 8.8 lakhs INR). Hyundai also provides a 3 year warranty or up to 100,000 km mileage.

We can now ask Hyundai India too to consider Excel III for Indian market as the current Hyundai Accent now looks old.


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