India’s second largest auto manufacturer Hyundai Motors launched i10 after looking at the huge success of Hyundai Santro in the Indian car market. This car manufacturer markets eight passenger car models across segments - Eon, Santro, i10, i20, Accent, Verna, Sonata and Santa Fe in India. The i10 is the premium hatchback from Hyundai which has been placed between Hyundai Santro and the phased out Hyundai Getz to capture the remaining market. The styling features of the i10 Sports are stunning with the 1.2L Kappa2 engine that makes it a high class premium car. The Hyundai i10 Sportz comes with i-Relax front seats, i-shift gear console, front and rear power windows with child lock, AC with heater, 4 speed blowers, electrically adjustable ORVMs, AUX with USB port and many more features. Hyundai i10 has tachometer, electronic trip meter, electronic odometer, low fuel warning lamp, turn indicators on the outside rear view mirrors, digital clock etc, as standard features added to it.
The aggressive and sporty look of the i10 comes from the front look of the car which has round headlamps, wider air intake, central radiator grille with a single horizontal chrome slat with centrally positioned Hyundai logo and has a stylish bumper. The side roof antenna gives the car a very sporty look. Cabin of the car has two-tone dashboard, silver casing for audio, a digital fuel meter and an up shift-down shift indicator adding to its looks that extra bit. Seat belts, auto-unlocking doors which automatically unlock on sensing an impact and a high-mounted rear stop lamp are some of the high end safety measures incorporated in the i10. 1.2L Kappa2 engine complies with BSIV norms and also provides an impressive fuel mileage. The Hyundai i10 Sportz comes in champagne gold, deep ocean blue, sleek silver, virtual yellow, blushing red, alpine blue, oyster grey and electric red color.
The clear headlamps stretched towards the rear of the front, gives the Hyundai i10 Sportz a flamboyant look. The chrome front grille adds a finishing touch to the appearance of the car. Although the car does not have an appealing rear end but the overall look of the car is quite new and fresh in the premium hatchback segment. The black plastic moulding has been used in the front, on the sides and at the rear making it look like a delightful exhibition for the eyes. Front headlights, centre radiator grille with horizontal chrome slat, bumper and triangular front fog lamps are new additions in the i10 Sportz. The decreased wheel size of the car might be useful in cost cutting but it is too small in comparison to the total size of the vehicle. The side roof antenna gives the car a look of a new machine altogether . The waste line is black in color to make it more prominent in the car. The i10 Sportz comes with full wheel covers. The exterior dimensions of the i10 are: length- 3,565mm, width- 1,595mm and height- 1,550mm. The car has a wheelbase of 2,380mm along with a ground clearance of 165mm. The minimum turning radius of the Hyundai i10 Sportz is of 4.75 meters.
Spacious interior of i10 Sportz has embellish features added to it. Two tone interior of the car has superior automotive divisions and knobs that provide a meticulous effect on the interior of the car. The most amazing thing is the placement of the gear-shift lever housed on the centre console. Dual tone dash board of the car comes with , low fuel warning lamp, electronic petrol fuel indicator and gearshift indicator placed on it nicely. Foldable rear seats help to increase the luggage space of the car. Vanity mirror, front room lamp, cup holders, front door map pocket and deluxe floor console with power outlet are some of the additional interior features which have been added in the car. Although, the boot size of the car is good but the loading-lip of the boot can be a problem while unloading the baggage. In comparison to the other hatchback cars, the rear seat of the car has better leg room. 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.
The Hyundai i10 Sportz comes with an in-line petrol engine of 1.2L 79bhp 4 cylinder in-line engine with Kappa2 technology that is capable to churn out 79bhp of output at 6000rpm and give a maximum torque of 111Nm at 4000rpm. The Kappa2 petrol engine is matted to five sped manual transmission that has DOHC with VTVT valve configuration and comes with front wheel drive option. The 1.1 litre 1197cc engine has four cylinders along with four valves per cylinder. The Hyundai i10 Sportz gives a mileage of 15.4kmpl when it is being used in city. At the same time, on the highways, the car gives a 19.2kmpl of mileage. The Hyundai i10 Sportz can attain a top speed of 149kmph with the 1.2L 79bhp 4 cylinder in-line petrol engine of Kappa2 technology. The acceleration of the car from 0 to 100kmph is in 15.5 seconds which is good with the Kappa2 engine being used by the car. The fuel used in the Hyundai i10 Sportz is petrol and the car complies with Bharat Stage IV emission norms of the country. The fuel tank capacity of Hyundai i10 Sportz is of 35L. The Hyundai i10 Sportz has a 155/80 R13 size radial type tyre which have a better grip on road. The 155/80 R13 size tyre is tubeless which decreases the chances of puncture on road. The Hyundai i10 Sportz has hydraulic shock absorbers. The kerb weight of the Hyundai i10 Sportz is of 870 litres.
The i10 Sportz has McPherson Strut with coil spring in the front wheels and at the rear end, the tyres have been coupled with torsion beam axle along with coil spring. The Hyundai i10 Sportz comes with McPherson Strut with torsion type roll control device in the front suspension. The rear suspension of the car has coil spring with three link rigid axle and isolated trailing arm. The Hyundai i10 Sportz has hydraulic shock absorbers.
The Hyundai i10 Sportz does not come with many safety features. The car comprises of day and night inside rear view mirror for better visibility. Central lock in the car is for all the five doors. The Hyundai i10 Sportz comes with engine immobilizer in it.
There is a long list of comfort features which the Hyundai i10 Sportz has and that are factory made. i-relax front seat, i-shift gear control, folding rear seats, air conditioner with heaters, electric power steering, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, power windows for both: front and rear windows and passenger vanity mirror.
More spacious, Stylish, Seating position is high compare to Santro, Eye catching interior
Very Costly, Engine is not much smooth
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.
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