Hyundai i10 Price & Transmission

OVERVIEW ;

Hyundai’s entry level B segment hatchback i10 made its debut in Indian market back in 2007. Launched in petrol version initially, the company soon added an LPG variant to the line-up. Under the hood it gets a 1.1 litre, four cylinder petrol engine that powers the entire range. Transmission duties are handled by a five-speed manual missing out on the auto box. Check Price of Hyundai i10

Priced between Rs 4.34 lakh to Rs 5.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), Hyundai i10 is a feasible choice in the entry level B segment which is available in petrol and LPG fuel options. Rivalling the likes of Maruti Suzuki Celerio in the segment, i10 lacks auto box as well as an oil burner offered on popular models like Celerio and Tiago. Besides, the hatchback also lags behind in terms of comfort and safety features missing out on features such as ABS and airbags to name a few.

EXTERIORS ;

Design and changed is what the i10 most certainly is! The funkiest bit of the new design that the Korean manufacturer has developed for the car is the fact that it looks so different and yet is so distinctly identifiable as the i10. The world over, design philosophy in the Hyundai camp has changed. The next-gen i10 is a continuation of the same theme – central of which is the skewed hexagonal front end treatment of the grille and air dam split by a horizontal frame that doubles up as the mount for the front license plate. On either side of the air dam are the black shrouded inserts for the multi-reflector fog lights available on the top-end Asta variants. The headlamps have been redesigned to go with the hexagonal design theme and overall it makes the new i10 look extremely aggressive and angry – and totally desirable all over again! Exchange your old car for Grand i10

The rest of the car is left pretty much unchanged at first glance, but the beauty is in the details – slightly redesigned tail lamp cluster, body-coloured rubbing strips on the sides and an all new rear bumper with sharp reflectors on the far corners. The new i10 also gets turn indicators on the wing mirrors as standard fitment – a first in its class.

INTERIORS ;

Hyundai i10 Era has a spacious interior with new cabin features. The two-tone interior gives it a look of a premium class car with superior automotive divisions and knobs that have an accurate effect on the interior of the car. The placement of the gear-shift lever housed on the centre console of the cabin is outstanding. The dual tone dashboard has tachometer, low fuel warning lamp, electronic petrol fuel indicator and gearshift indicator placed on it. The i10 Era has folding rear seats to increase the luggage space of the car. The additional interior features present in the car are vanity mirror, front room lamp, cup holders, front door map pocket and deluxe floor console with power outlet . There is enough space to carry things right from your wallet or cell phone to bottles in the car. Although the luggage space is too good but the deep loading-lip can be a problem while unloading the baggage from the vehicle. The rear seat has better leg room in comparison to other hatchback cars. Hyundai i10 offers generous headroom of 990mm (Front) and 940mm (Rear) with the front legroom of 1190mm (max.) and 1115mm (min) with the rear knee room of 819mm (max.) and 640mm (min.) and with the shoulder room of 1225mm. the boot space of the car is of 225 litres.

PERFORMANCE ;

The i10 is available in two engine options – 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine), which makes a maximum power of 69 PS with an economy of 19.81 kmpl, and the bigger 1.2-litre engine option, which gives 80 PS of power along with 111 Nm of torque. You get the best performance and economy. At 20.36 kmpl, the i10 is the most efficient in its class. With relatively lighter body weight, the i10 1.2 is one of the best city cars. The engine is very responsive and it’s easy to pilot the car through small gaps.

The power doesn’t strain the engine even if the i10 is fully loaded with the air-con working. The i10 is also a very good highway car with the 1.2 engine feeling comfortable at an indicated 110-115 km/h. The engine gets good company in the form of 5-speed manual gearbox. Hyundai has discontinued the i10 powered by 1.2-litre Kappa 2 engine with variable valve timing. The automatic variant powered by the same 1.2-litre engine too has met the same fate. Hyundai has also introduced an LPG variant of the popular model.The Hyundai i10 mileage is a fuel-efficient and very economical car. The company claims a mileage of 19.81 kmpl for the Hyundai i10 D petrol version, but it very easily delivers a mileage of 16.4 kmpl on petrol. Hyundai i10 Asta AT delivers a mileage of 16.95 kmpl on highway with its petrol variant. The diesel variant of Hyundai i10 gives higher mileage, but the company has stopped the diesel variant.

DRIVING DYNAMICS ;

The i10 ride always feels measured and controlled. The way it behaves over undulating, lumpy B-roads, you would feel that you are driving a large family hatchback. The speed may give you the feeling of driving a small car but the feel does not.The i10 provides decent braking with front ventilated discs and drums at the rear. The brakes of i10 feel good, and have strong retardation and a commendable resistance to fade. The first-in-class reverse parking sensors, and the reassurance of dual airbags and ABS mean that you don’t have to worry about safety.

SAFETY FEATURES ;

The European spec Hyundai i10 gets plenty of features to avoid accidents. The hatchback is equipped with multi-functional camera which warns the driver of Front Collision Warning System (FCWS) and a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).

VERDICT ;

The above noted changes made to both the exterior and interior of the Hyundai i10 are minor but this will give the hatchback a new lease of life. The reason why we are interested particularly in the European spec i10 is because expect the Indian spec Grand i10 to carry over the same changes here as well. We do hope that some of the interior updates are too carried over to the Indian spec hatch as well.

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