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Hyundai i10

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Editor’s word interior: The revamped version of the i10 looks and feels good. Even the bells and whistles it comes loaded with are good. There is sufficient space to seat four in comfort, and five will be a bit of squeeze.

The revamped version of the i10 has good looking interiors. The fit and finish of the plastics is good and even the feel good factor exists. The i10 comes loaded with so many bells and whistles which aren’t available on most of its competition.

The space in both the rows is sufficient, and the front row seats are fairly supportive. It is the rear seats that do not offer much support for your thighs. The boot space is also large when compared to the size of the vehicle.

D lite: This is the base variant of the i10 and comes only with 1.1-litre iRDE engine and misses out on standard features like Adjustable Steering Wheel, Central Locking, Power Windows, Wheel Covers, Tachometer, CD/MP3 Player, Fog Lamps and Body Colored Bumpers.

Era: This is also available with the 1.1-litre iRDE engine. It carries off features like Central Locking, Power Windows (Front) and Body Colored Bumpers, AC with heater, internally adjustable ORVMs, etc.

Magna: This variant comes with the 1.1-litre and 1.2-litre engines. It also carries few additional features like adjustable steering wheel, wheel covers, rear power windows, rear parcel tray, electrically adjustable mirrors.

Sportz: This variant of Hyundai i10 also carries Kappa2 engine and the additional features that this variant offers are CD/MP3 player, rear defogger, rear wash wiper etc.

Sportz AT: This variant of Hyundai i10 carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Sportz offers, only the difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.

Sportz Option: It comes with Bluetooth connectivity, seat belt pretensioners, driver side airbag, and steering mounted controls for Bluetooth and audio player. The variant is powered by highly powerful Kappa engine.

Asta: This variant comes with the Kappa2 engine. The additional features that this variant offers are Remote Locking, Fog Lamps, ABMicra has one of the best ride suppleness as it has softly sprung suspension. The handling is decent for city driving, for which the hatchback has been built.

All the cars in this segment have a sorted ride as the suspension doesn’t jiggle and disturb the peace of the occupants. Road undulations are well-taken care by the suspension. The Micra has one of the best ride suppleness as it underpins the softest suspension set-up that glides over potholes. The Micra has the McPherson struts at its front and torsion beam at its end.

The suspension set-up being soft, it isn’t a great handler. The handling is just fine. It is just that some manufacturers have further raised the standards for some cars. Even the light steering wheel makes driving a breeze. Driving and maneuvering in city becomes easy.

S and Dual Front Airbags.

Asta AT: This variant carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Asta with Sun Roof, only the major difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.

ENGINE:
Ed's take:

Editor’s word engine:Hyundai has given the options of 1.1-litre and 1.2-litre engines on the i10. Both the engines are refined, have good performance and are frugal. There isn’t anything to be worried about with these engines.

1.1-litre petrol:

Hyundai offers the i10 with 1.1-litre and 1.2-litre petrol engine options. The 1.1-litre engine is the one that powers the Santro, whereas the 1.2’s get the same block like the i20. The 1.1-litre engine produces 68bhp of power at 5500rpm and 99Nm of torque at 4500rpm. This engine is called as the iRDE. The NVH levels of the engine are fairly low and even the power delivery is linear.

One needs to downshift for overtaking. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The shifts on this box are slick and the throws are positive. The ARAI claimed mileage for the 1.1-litre of the i10 is 19.81kmpl.

1.2-litre petrol:

The i10’s 1.2-litre mill is the new Kappa2 engine that has variable-valve timing to improve performance and efficiency. This engine produces 79bhp of power at 6000rpm and a maximum torque of 111Nm at 4000rpm. Power ratings of the Kappa2 are good on paper and even in the real world. Again Hyundai has ensured that the NVH levels are low and this mill is highly refined one.

With high refinement levels and the sort of performance one gets, the fuel efficiency figure does exceed one’s expectation. One may not have to downshift to overtake, and can easily potter around in city even in a higher cog. As per the ARAI cycle, the 1.2-litre of the i10 returns a fuel efficiency of 20.36kmpl.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Ed's take:

Editor’s Word on RnH: The i10 has good ride suppleness and the handling is decent. The feedback from the steering is also good. The only thing, which we weren’t impressed with, are the skinny tyres that come as factory-fitted.

The power-trains on all the hatchbacks in this segment are similar if not the same. It is the driving characteristics that vary. To be more specific, it is more of the handling that differs than the ride quality. All the cars in this segment have a sorted ride as the suspension doesn’t jiggle and disturb the peace of the occupants. Road undulations are well-taken care by the suspension.

Handling of the i10 is decent, but the skinny tyres reduce confidence as they run out of grip and often understeer. Even the steering wheel is light in the city and weighs up well, once the speed of the vehicle increases.

Nissan Micra

INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Micra is a high-refined product form the Japanese automotive manufacturer. It is light and driving it is a breeze. The space is sufficient with decent seating. It also comes loaded with bells and whistles that are now being introduced in other B+ segment hatchbacks.

The Micra continues with its curvy theme for the interiors. The door handles, the tachometer, the air-con vents, the centre console all are round in shape. With the Micra, you can cash-in on features like keyless entry, push button start and electrically folding ORVMs, which are first-in segment. The quality of the interiors plastics is good and the fit and finish is also decent.

The space in the Micra is good. The space for the front row is sufficient with enough support for your back and thighs. At the rear, though the thigh support could have been better. The size of the boot is also sufficient.

XE: The XE is the base model on the Micra and it is available only on the petrol version. The XE comes with body coloured bumpers, integrated head rests in the front seats, power steering, tilt steering, driver airbag and manual AC.

XL: The XL is the model above XE and it is again available only in the petrol version. The XL version comes with rear wipers and washer, adjustable front and rear seats, in-dash music system with 4-speakers with aux-in port, tachometer, rear parcel tray, central locking and remote keyless entry. There is an inclusion of the USB and Bluetooth connectivity as well.

XV: The XV is the top model for the petrol engine and the base model for the diesel engine. The XV version comes with body coloured ORVMs and door handles, rear defogger, electrically foldable mirrors, keyless entry and push start. The petrol comes with dual airbags and ABS, while the diesel version only gets driver airbag and no ABS. The petrol and diesel also get front fog lamps.

XV Premium: The XV Premium is available only on the diesel version and front fog lamps, alloys and 15-inch tyres. Also the XV Premium gets rear spoiler and leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. It now even gets ABS as an added feature and it gets reverse parking camera as well.

ENGINE:
Ed's take:

Both the engines on the Micra are refined and drivable. The 1.5-litre diesel is a highly frugal engine with low NVH levels, both the petrol and diesel are recommendable. It all depends on your usage. For automatic, you only have the petrol CVT.

1.2-litre petrol:

Nissan is another recent entrant that introduced the Micra for the Indian car market. The Micra has a three-pot 1.2-litre petrol engine with 75bhp and 104Nm under its belt.  The engine has low NVH levels and it pulls seamlessly once the tachometer needle crosses 2000rpm. If you are the more attuned type, you shall notice that the engine shows a slight hesitation before the revs rise, even though it is quite imperceptible.

The petrol engine comes mated to the 5-speed manual. The gear shifts are a tad rubbery. The engine doesn’t show any sign of strain when you lug it in a high gear. Overtaking in Micra is a breeze. The ARAI mileage of the Micra petrol is 18.06kmpl. There is also the CVT box available on the Micra that is a good option for those drive within city. The fuel efficiency of the CVT box hasn’t been shared by ARAI, but Nissan claims it to be about 19kmpl.

1.5-litre diesel:

Nissan gets the K9K engine from the Renault’s stable. This is the same engine that powers the Mahindra Verito, Renault Pulse. This engine churns out 63bhp of power at 4000rpm and 160Nm of torque at 2000rpm. K9K is another engine, which after the multijet is gaining popularity in the Indian car scene. None of the compared machines in this lot comes anywhere close to the smoothness, refinement and frugalness offered by this mill. Power delivery is linear just like a petrol car with no sign of latency from the turbocharger. Overtakes in the Micra are just a right foot away.

Even the diesel engine like the petrol comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Gearing is spot-on however the rubbery shifts are a let-down to such a well-engineered powertrain. The ARAI claimed mileage for the oil burner version of the Micra is 23.08kmpl.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Ed's take:

Micra has one of the best ride suppleness as it has softly sprung suspension. The handling is decent for city driving, for which the hatchback has been built.

All the cars in this segment have a sorted ride as the suspension doesn’t jiggle and disturb the peace of the occupants. Road undulations are well-taken care by the suspension. The Micra has one of the best ride suppleness as it underpins the softest suspension set-up that glides over potholes. The Micra has the McPherson struts at its front and torsion beam at its end.

The suspension set-up being soft, it isn’t a great handler. The handling is just fine. It is just that some manufacturers have further raised the standards for some cars. Even the light steering wheel makes driving a breeze. Driving and maneuvering in city becomes easy. Now with reverse parking camera, tight spot parking is also easy.

    • Overview
    • Fuel Type
    • LPG
    • Diesel
    • Mileage-City(kmpl)
    • 15.4
    • 18.5
    • Mileage-Highway(kmpl)
    • 19.2
    • 23.08
    • Available Colors
    • Fuel Tank Capacity(litres)
    • 34
    • 41
    • Seating Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • Transmission Type
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Engine Description
    • 1.1-litre 68.05bhp 12V IRDE2 Engine
    • 1.5-litre 63.1bhp 8V In-Line Diesel Engine
    • Engine Displacement(cc)
    • 1086
    • 1461
    • Maximum Power
    • 68.05bhp@5500rpm
    • 63.1bhp@4000rpm
    • Maximum Torque
    • 99.04Nm@4500rpm
    • 160Nm@2000rpm
    • Standard Features
    • Air Conditioner
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    • CD Player
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    • AntiLock Braking System
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    • Power Steering
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    • Power Windows
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    • Leather Seats
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    • Central Locking
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    • Engine
    • Engine Type
    • IRDE2 Engine
    • In-Line Diesel Engine
    • Engine Description
    • 1.1-litre 68.05bhp 12V IRDE2 Engine
    • 1.5-litre 63.1bhp 8V In-Line Diesel Engine
    • Engine Displacement(cc)
    • 1086
    • 1461
    • No. of Cylinders
    • 4
    • 4
    • Maximum Power
    • 68.05bhp@5500rpm
    • 63.1bhp@4000rpm
    • Maximum Torque
    • 99.04Nm@4500rpm
    • 160Nm@2000rpm
    • Valves Per Cylinder
    • 3
    • 2
    • Valve Configuration
    • SOHC
    • SOHC
    • Fuel Supply System
    • MPFI+LPG
    • -
    • Bore x Stroke
    • -
    • -
    • Compression Ratio
    • -
    • -
    • Turbo Charger
    • No
    • Yes
    • Super Charger
    • No
    • No
    • Transmission
    • Transmission Type
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Gear box
    • 5 Speed
    • 5 Speed
    • Drive Type
    • FWD
    • FWD
    • Overdrive
    • -
    • -
    • Synchronizers
    • -
    • -
    • Clutch Type
    • -
    • -
    • Suspension System
    • Front Suspension
    • McPherson Strut With Coil Spring
    • McPherson Strut
    • Rear Suspension
    • Coupled Torsion Beam Axle With Coil Spring
    • Torsion Beam
    • ShockAbsorbers Type
    • -
    • -
    • Steering
    • Steering Type
    • Power
    • Power
    • Steering Column
    • Tilt Steering
    • Tilt Steering
    • Steering Gear Type
    • -
    • Rack & Pinion
    • Turning Radius
    • -
    • 4.65 metres
    • Brake System
    • Front Brake Type
    • Ventilated Disc
    • Ventilated Disc
    • Rear Brake Type
    • Drum
    • Drum
    • Performance
    • Top Speed
    • -
    • -
    • Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
    • -
    • -
    • Drag Coefficient
    • -
    • -
    • BrakingTime
    • -
    • -
    • Fuel
    • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    • 15.4
    • 18.5
    • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    • 19.2
    • 23.08
    • Fuel Type
    • LPG
    • Diesel
    • Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)
    • 34
    • 41
    • Emission Norm Compliance
    • BSIV
    • BS IV
    • Emission Control System
    • -
    • -
    • Tyres
    • Tyre Size
    • 155/80 R13
    • 175/60 R15
    • Tyre Type
    • Tubeless Tyres
    • Tubeless Tyres
    • Wheel Size
    • R13
    • 15 X 5.5J
    • Alloy Wheel Size
    • -
    • 15 Inch
    • Other Specifications
    • Seating Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • No of Doors
    • 5
    • 5
    • No of Floors
    • -
    • -
    • Payload & Towing
    • Cargo Volume
    • -
    • 251-litres
    • General Car Details
    • Country of Assembly
    • India
    • India
    • Country of Manufacture
    • India
    • India
    • Discontinuation Date
    • 2025-01-01
    • 2025-01-01
    • Introduction Date
    • 2011-11-22
    • 2013-03-07
    • Warranty Time
    • 2 Years
    • 2 Years
    • Warranty Distance
    • Unlimited
    • 50,000kms
    • Comfort & Convenience
    • Power Steering
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    • Power Windows-Front
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    • Power Windows-Rear
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    • Automatic Climate Control
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    • Air Quality Control
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    • Remote Trunk Opener
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    • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
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    • Low Fuel Warning Light
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    • Accessory Power Outlet
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    • Trunk Light
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    • Vanity Mirror
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    • Rear Reading Lamp
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    • Rear Seat Headrest
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    • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
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    • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
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    • Cup Holders-Front
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    • Cup Holders-Rear
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    • Rear A/C Vents
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    • Heated Seats - Front
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    • Heated Seats - Rear
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    • Seat Lumbar Support
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    • Multi-function Steering
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    • Cruise Control
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    • Parking Sensors
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    • Foldable Rear Seat
    • Bench Folding
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    • Smart Access Card Entry
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    • Engine Start/Stop Button
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    • Glove Box Cooling
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    • Bottle Holder
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    • Front Door
    • Voice Control
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    • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
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    • Interior
    • Air Conditioner
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    • Heater
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    • Adjustable Steering Column
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    • Tachometer
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    • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
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    • Leather Seats
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    • Fabric Upholstery
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    • Leather Steering Wheel
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    • Glove Compartment
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    • Digital Clock
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    • Outside Temperature Display
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    • Cigarette Lighter
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    • Digital Odometer
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    • Electric Adjustable Seats
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    • Folding Table in The Rear
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    • Driving Experience Control Eco
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    • Height Adjustable Driving Seat
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    • Exterior
    • Adjustable Headlights
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    • Fog Lights - Front
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    • Fog Lights - Rear
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    • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
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    • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
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    • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
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    • Rain Sensing Wiper
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    • Rear Window Wiper
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    • Rear Window Washer
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    • Rear Window Defogger
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    • Wheel Covers
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    • Alloy Wheels
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    • Power Antenna
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    • Tinted Glass
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    • Rear Spoiler
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    • Removable/Convertible Top
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    • Roof Carrier
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    • Sun Roof
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    • Moon Roof
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    • Side Stepper
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    • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
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    • Integrated Antenna
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    • Chrome Grille
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    • Chrome Garnish
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    • Smoke Headlamps
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    • Roof Rail
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    • Entertainment
    • Cassette Player
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    • CD Player
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    • CD Changer
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    • DVD Player
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    • Radio
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    • Audio System Remote Control
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    • Speakers Front
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    • Speakers Rear
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    • Integrated 2DIN Audio
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    • Bluetooth Connectivity
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    • USB & Auxiliary input
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    • Touch Screen
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    • Exterior Dimensions
    • Length
    • 3585mm
    • 3825mm
    • Width
    • 1595mm
    • 1665mm
    • Height
    • 1550mm
    • 1525mm
    • Ground Clearance
    • 165mm
    • 150mm
    • Wheel Base
    • 2380mm
    • 2450mm
    • Front Tread
    • 1400mm
    • -
    • Rear Tread
    • 1385mm
    • -
    • Kerb Weight
    • -
    • -
    • Gross Weight
    • -
    • -
    • Interior Dimensions
    • Front Headroom
    • -
    • -
    • Front Legroom
    • -
    • -
    • Rear Headroom
    • -
    • -
    • Rear Legroom
    • -
    • -
    • Safety-Info
    • Anti-Lock Braking
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Brake Assist
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Central Locking
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Anti-Theft Alarm
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Airbag
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Passenger Airbag
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Side Airbag-Front
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Side Airbag-Rear
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Night Rear View Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Side Rear ViewMirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Xenon Headlamps
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Halogen Headlamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Belts
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Belt Warning
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Door Ajar Warning
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Front Impact Beams
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Traction Control
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Adjustable Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Not Available
    • Tyre Pressure Monitor
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Vehicle Stability Control System
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Crash Sensor
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Check Warning
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • Clutch Lock
    • Not Available
    • Not Available
    • EBD
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Advance Safety Features
    • -
    • -
    • Follow Me Home Headlamps
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Rear Camera
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Anti-Theft Device
    • Not Available
    • Standard
    • Common
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