Hyundai Motor Corporation after the huge success of Hyundai Santro launched its Hyundai i10 in the same hatchback segment. This hatchback has been christened as the ‘Next Gen i10’ and has found its place between Hyundai Santro and phased out Hyundai Getz. Offering quality is the key priority of Hyundai i10; equipped with standard features Hyundai10 has proved itself to be a high class car. The i10 took the baton from the Santro as a sensible and comfortable economy car. Lately a facelift of Hyundai i10 was released in the market; this face lifted model has more aggressive and sporty look than its older version. The main alteration is done in the front fascia of the car, the new rounded headlamps, central radiator grille with a single horizontal chrome slat with centrally positioned Hyundai logo and new bumper style. On the mechanical front, Hyundai has made changes to its engine. The face lifted Hyundai i10 is now available in the market in 11 different variants with petrol and LPG fuel options. The Hyundai i10 Magna LPG variant is powered by a 1.1 L iRDE2 in line engine. The 1086cc engine produces a torque of 68bhp at the rate of 5500rpm and a peak torque of 99Nm at the rate of 4500rpm. Comfort and refinement levels are also good in the car; some of the standard features are Air Conditioner, Power steering, power windows and central locking.
As we all know the design plays a big role in the choice of cars and the responsibility of this seems to have fallen on one piece bumper. In the front the car has nice clear headlamps which stretch along the hood. The front grille of the car is very small with a single chrome strip and Hyundai symbol. The side profile of the car looks very pretty with body match waistline mouldings; the ORVMs are added with turn indicators like most other luxury cars. The massive air dams give a sporty look to the car and the rounded fog lamps have been replaced by sharper ones. All these changes come together to create a look that gives the little i10 more presence on bustling streets. The face lifted version of i10 has identical VTVT logo and Kappa2 monogram make huge difference in the old and new one. The rear side of the car has also got some changes like the new bumper and the huge tail lamps to add some flash. The hatchback is very roomy and spacious; the length of the car is 3565mm, width being 1595mm and height is 1550mm. The wheelbase of the car is 2380mm with a ground clearance of 165mm .
The interior of the car is excellent and cannot be compared to any other hatchback in the country. The dual tone interior lends the car an air of richness, the plastic and the knobs in the car adds to the interior beauty. The gear shift lever which is housed on the centre console has provided ample of space at the front floor which has been utilized smartly by endowing it with useful storage spaces and cup holders. The dash of the car has a USB port so that you can play your favorite song and AUX connection with a power outlet socket. The instrument panel on the dash includes the Tachometer, Electronic Trip Meter, outside temperatures display and digital clock . Other standard features are Air Conditioner, Adjustable steering column, fabric upholstery, glove compartment and cigarette lighter.
This LPG variant of the car is powered by a 1.1 liter iRDE2, in line Engine . The 4 cylinder engine churns out a maximum of 68bhp at the rate of 5500rpm and a maximum torque of 99Nm at the rate of 4500rpm. The engine has 4 valves per cylinder and DOHC configuration. To further improve the engine performance the car is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission system. With this engine power we can readily accelerate the car from 0-100kmph in 16.27 seconds and has a top speed of 144kmph. This LPG engine is extremely fuel efficient and delivers a mileage of 15.4kmpl on the city roads and 19.2kmpl on the highway. This LPG fuel tank has a capacity of 34kg so that you can travel an average distance of 578kms without refueling. The engine is complied with BS IV emission norm which is the Bharat Stage Emission Norm instituted by the Government of India to keep control over the pollution caused by the internal combustion engine. The Alternator Management System (AMS) in the LPG variants controls delivery of power to the battery. Hyundai i10 LPG comes with easy petrol to LPG shift that offers customers a unique combination of reliable performance and unmatched fuel economy.
The brake mechanism of the car includes the large ventilated disc brakes in the front while the drum brakes at the rear . This combination is very effective and can decelerate the car from 100-0kmph in just 4.1 seconds covering a distance of 56 meters. The suspension system of the car is also good; in the front there is McPherson strut with coil spring while at the rear there is compound link with the crank axle. Hyundai i10 Magna LPG has tubeless radial tyres with a tyre size of 155/80 R13 which maintain a firm grip on the road.
The car is equipped with both active and passive safety features. The active ones include the dual front airbags that provide cushioning effect in case of front collision. The passive ones are the Front Seat Belts with Pretensioner, Seat Belt Warning Lamp, Door Open Warning Lamp, Seat Belt Reminder, Clear Lens Fog Lamps, Rear Combination Lamps, Tubeless Tyres, Engine Immobilizer, Child Locks and Central Locking. The Next Gen Hyundai i10 is added with two new features namely keyless entry and reverse parking sensor.
This hatchback incorporates comfort features like power steering, power windows, remote trunk and fuel lid opener, trunk light, vanity mirror, rear seat headrest, front cup holders and seat lumbar support. There are also some advanced features like Accessory power outlet, height adjustable front seats and seat lumbar support.
Style, interior, fuel economy, value for money
Average exterior, small boot space and small tyres.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
Look and Style: Spectacular Comfort: Excellent Pickup: Very Good Mileage : Average Best Features: AC, Seating Comfort, Stereo, Looks, Boot Space Needs to improve: ...
When you go buy a Hyundai I10, it looks a great buy, specially in terms of average, but in actual performance it not close to it. It might give you a 17-18 on a long highway trip, but daily use ...
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