Hyundai i10 India
Hyundai i10 is one of the flagship hatchbacks from Hyundai in Indian market. After the huge success of the Hyundai Santro and Santro Xing, it was only time that the company came out with another small car. The Hyundai i10 is a 5-door hatchback subcompact positioned at the lower end of Hyundai's hatchback. Hyundai India has also launched the all new i10 and it has been christened "Next Gen i10". The Hyundai i10 has been a redefining car for the company. The well-equipped i10 is an affordable small car and a perfect combination of superior technology, roomy interiors, and the stamp of reliability. In the small car market there are only a few cars which are automatics and plus available in the LPG and are actually affordable. The Hyundai i10 automatic in India has recently got revised looks and much in line with the “Fluidic Concept” design language. The i10 was well received by the Indian market and soon the car overtook the Santro as the best-selling Hyundai in the Indian market.
Hyundai i10 Engine
The Hyundai i10 model is available in two petrol engine options including a 1.1L IRDE engine and a 1.2L Kappa engine. The newly launched Hyundai i10 carries more powerful and more refined engines. The new 1.1 iRDE2 engine of the car delivers a greater maximum power of 69 Ps at 5500 rpm and delivers maximum torque of 10.1 kgm at 4500 rpm, while the new 1.2 Kappa2, DOHC, VTVT, delivers a peak power of 80 Ps at 6000 rpm along with a top torque of 11.4 kgm at 4000 rpm. The car is available in both automatic and manual transmission options.
Hyundai i10 Exteriors
The Hyundai i10 headlamps stretch towards the rear of the front end and intentionally the i10 looks a demon. Hyundai has adopted a new design philosophy called the ‘fluidic sculpture’, which takes inspiration from the dynamic motion showcased by fluids. Hyundai i10 is the car of next generation and best suited to the personality of youngsters. The exteriors of the car are designed with complete with sharpness and style while it is injected with the versatile and roomy interiors. Behind the automotive, elongated lights were introduced with a daring back bumper and bumper reflectors.
The attributes which makes the Hyundai i10 more special and attractive are the flaunting body outline, wide angle washer wiper, sunroof with slide and tilt option. The Rear Bumper Protector is made from a highly durable plastic which helps prevent your rear bumper from scuffs and scratches when loading items in and out of your i10's boot.
Hyundai i10 Interiors
Coming to the inside of the automobile, the new Hyundai i10 has two toned interiors; beige and brown, each complimenting colors. With metallic touches at multiple locations and plush new two tone beige and brown color scheme, the new i10 adds elegance and style to the existing great looks. The plastics and knobs have a nice feel. The gearshift lever is placed on the centre console. The well-equipped i10 is an affordable small car and a perfect combination of superior technology, roomy interiors, and the stamp of reliability.
There is ample space in the corridors, which gives a comfortable ride. The steering mounted audio controls are a boon to the driver. It's easier to browse through the tracks without taking your eyes off the road.
Hyundai i10 Safety Features
The i10 features ABS, EBD and other safety features, which earned it high scores on the Euro NCAP crash tests. The major safety features of the Hyundai i10 include Air bags, Seat Belt Warning Lamp, Front Seat Belts with Pretensioner, Door Open Warning Lamp, Seat Belt Reminder, ABS Warning Lamp, Clear Lens Fog Lamps, and many more.
Hyundai i10 Colours
Hyundai i10 Ride and Handling
The Hyundai i10 does rather well for a small-car. Accepted that it is not as fast in a straight line as say a Chevrolet Spark, but well-matched gear ratios make it a breeze to putter around in. The ride quality of the Swift and Ritz is any day better than the i10. The Hyundai i10 tends to have a choppy ride and might make things uncomfortable for rear passengers on bad roads. The ride is fairly comfortable for a car with small wheels, but the 14-inch rims combined with the car’s height means there is a bit of roll on corners. The i10’s electric steering is light and accurate but it lacks the Santro’s feel. However, the bigger Indica and the Palio are better highway cars.
Hyundai i10 Specifications
The new Hyundai i10 has lots of specifications. Hyundai i10 engine options are 1.1 liter iRDE2 or else 1.2 Lire Kappa2. This car has 4 Cylinder 12 Valve SOHC engine, as well as a 1086 CC MPFI petrol engine. This engine can generate 65 PS at 5500 RPM max power and 99 Nm at 4500 RPM max torque. Hyundai i10 is mated with five speed manual transmissions. The other Kappa 2 engine specifications are also famous. This engine has 4 cylinder 16 valve SOHC engine. This also has a 1197 CC MPFI petrol engine. This engine max power is 80 PS at 6000 RPM and the max torque is 112 Nm at 4000 RPM. Hyundai i10 engine has five Speed Manual Transmissions or else four speed automatic transmissions. Hyundai i10 car’s length is 3585mm, and the width is 1595mm, with this length plus width the cars height is 1550mm. The wheelbase of this car is 2380mm, while the ground Clearance is 165mm.
Hyundai i10 Ex-showroom Price
Hyundai i10 is a perfect combination of high performance, innovative technology and roomy interior. This small size car will definitely satisfy you on all fronts. The Hyundai i10 price is very competitive in the Indian auto market. The Car is available in 3.5 to 6.07 lakh range and it is giving very tough competition to all other cars of this segment.
Hyundai i10 Models
Hyundai BlueOn (Upcoming): Hyundai recently launched i10 Electric in Delhi Auto Expo and sales in the domestic market are scheduled for late 2012 in India. The Hyundai BlueOn is a subcompact 5-door hatchback electric car and has a top speed of over 130 km/h (81 mph).
Hyundai i10 D-lite: It is the base variant of Hyundai i10 that comes with 1.1L, IRDE engine but it does not offer few standard features like Adjustable Steering Wheel, Central Locking, Power Windows, Wheel Covers, Tachometer, CD/MP3 Player, Fog Lamps and Body Colored Bumpers.
Hyundai i10 Era: This variant also comes with comes with 1.1L, IRDE engine but it also carry few additional features that are Central Locking, Power Windows (Front) and Body Colored Bumpers.
Hyundai i10 Magna: This variant comes with new Kappa engine. It also carries few additional features like Adjustable Steering Wheel, Wheel Covers and Tachometer.
Hyundai i10 Magna AT: This variant of Hyundai i10 carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Magna offers, the only difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.
Hyundai i10 Sportz: This variant of Hyundai i10 also carries Kappa engine and the additional features that this variant offers are CD/MP3 Player, Rear Defogger, and Rear Wash Wipe etc.
Hyundai i10 Sportz AT: This variant of Hyundai i10 carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Sportz offers, but the only difference is that it comes with an automatic transmission.
Hyundai i10 Asta: This variant also carries the advanced Kappa engine. The additional features that this variant offers are Remote Locking, Fog Lamps, ABS and Dual Front Airbags.
Hyundai i10 Asta w/Sun Roof: It is the top end variant of Hyundai i10 that carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Asta offers, the only difference is that it comes with Sun Roof.
Hyundai i10 Asta AT: This variant carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Asta w/Sun Roof offers, the only difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.
Hyundai i10 Competitors
Hyundai’s commanding presence in India’s automobile market cannot be ignored. With a few years head start over its Japanese competitor, the Hyundai i10 has certainly built a strong reputation for itself
The Hyundai i10 competes with the likes of Honda Brio, Maruti Alto, Maruti A Star and the Chevrolet Beat etc.
Compare Hyundai i10 with other Models
Hyundai i10 vs Honda Brio: The Honda Brio returns an overall fuel efficiency in excess of 18 km/ltr, however the familiarity of the Hyundai badge in India will be hard to checkmate in a single move.
Hyundai i10 vs Maruti Alto: The Hyundai i10 engine is quite peppy and fun to drive while the Alto K10 is better on mileage, has low maintenance cost and has a very good performance.
Hyundai i10 vs Maruti A-Star: The Hyundai i10 easily wins when it comes to interiors, with its stylish dweller design while the A Star scores with its cheap maintenance costs.
Hyundai i10 vs Chevrolet Beat: The Chevrolet Beat 1.2 LS comes very close to the Hyundai 1.2 Kappa Magna in terms of features, but considering the price difference of Rs. 41,000, it is quiet a big difference and this means the chevy could well be the obvious choice.
Hyundai i10 Awards
Hyundai i10 was widely recognized as "Car of the Year 2008" by various automotive magazines and TV channels in India like BS Motoring, CNBC-TV18 AutoCar, NDTV Profit Car & Bike India and Overdrive magazine.
The car was conferred with the “Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY)” by automotive media of the country.
In Malaysia the Hyundai i10 has also earned recognition through many awards such as the BestPeople's Car in the Asian Auto – VCA Auto Industry Awards 2009.
The Hyundai i10 also won the New Straits Times / Maybank Car of the Year Award in the Entry Level Car category two times consecutively in 2009 and 2010.
Hyundai i10 Mileage
The mileage of Hyundai i10 is 16 kilometers per liter. The car is satisfactorily fuel efficient. The company claims the BSIV compliant 1.2 Kappa engine of i10 has a spectacular mileage of 19.81 kilometers per liter. They say this is the best in class ARAI-certified fuel efficiency among petrol cars in India. However there have been complaints regarding the superlative figures. Do not let the great mileage sticker all over their offices and ads fool you. Owners say the car gives a mileage of 7 kmpl in the cities. Interestingly the highway mileage is 20 km/pl with an average speed of about 90-100 kmph.
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