July 21, 2015 : Hyundai is offering a massive discount of Rs 42,500 on the i10 in their Monsoon Splash Offer. The petrol variant gets up to Rs 37,500 off and the CNG variant gets upto Rs 42,500 off. The offer is valid till the end of July. This discount makes the price of i10 rather competitive and may help the company gain an edge over its rivals. Despite launching the Grand i10, the company continues to sell the earlier generation of i10 along side the Grand.
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|Variants||Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power|
||16.4||19.81||68.05bhp @ 5500rpm|
||16.4||19.81||68.05bhp @ 5500rpm|
||16.4||19.81||68.05bhp @ 5500rpm|
|Sportz 1.1L LPG||LPG||Manual||1086cc
||15.4||19.2||68.05bhp @ 5500rpm|
Hyundai Motors India Limited is one automobile manufacturer, which is full of innovation and creativity that makes all the other competitors stay on the edge. They are said to be the second largest car maker in the Indian car bazaar with their vehicles being sold in quite a number of other global car markets. Its history in the automobile manufacturing has been legendary and has a lot of happy customers in its base all over the world. This series of Hyundai i10 has been very successful from its launch and has its sales ever increasing till date too. For the standard performance of this series especially has been appreciated and is relied upon by many users. It is offered in four petrol variants and an LPG trim. The people who want a hassle free maintenance can opt for the LPG variant. The outer structure is designed to look as decent as possible by offering this hatchback with body colored bumpers, door handles, external mirrors. Its interiors too are well furnished with multiple elements that compliment its image on the outside. The theme is of two tone beige and brown colors that give a diverse appeal to the inside of the compartment. The blue interior illumination makes the cabin have a unique effect. The metal finished center fascia is a great booster to the overall look. It has an audio system equipped for entertainment sake, which can support multiple players and has four well placed speakers. The air conditioning unit takes care of the regulation of cabin temperature with its vents on the dashboard. Ample storage space is offered on the inside, which consist of pockets to the front doors, a deluxe front console, a center console tray and a rear parcel tray as well. Moreover, it is blessed with a great boot compartment capacity of about 225 litres. The performance of this hatchback is appreciated all over and this is further supported by its fuel economy being at 19.8 Kmpl for petrol and 19.2 Kmpl for its LPG trim. The compartment is very well furbished with comfort aspects which keep all the occupants at ease. The seats are made up in an intelligent relax system and this hatch is additionally blessed with an i-relax gear console as well, which is in the central console only. The power steering feature which supposedly reduces driving effort is further supported by the tilt adjustable function to it. All the doors are enabled with power windows, while the driver side window gets an auto down function switch, which additionally has an illumination to it. The driver is blessed with extra convenient features like the outside rear view mirrors can be electrically adjustable and the fuel lid opener too can be released electrically. A vanity mirror to the front co-passenger visor is a comfort factor again. There is an instrument panel integrated into all the variants, which have indicators for gear shift, a tachometer, digital odometer and trip meter, low fuel warning and a digital clock on the audio display. The buyers have an option to customize their car with many more accessories at an additional cost from authorized dealers. This hatchback is available in varied colors that look very decent and would make the car appear brighter and much elegant. The wheelbase being quite roomy, resulted in making the interiors quite spacious and comfortable to all the occupants. The braking and suspension mechanism is also very proficient and in sync with the current trend. The front and rear wheels have a disc and drum based combination. While the suspension is taken care of by the evergreen McPherson Struts for the front and a torsion beam axle for the rear. All the four wheels have been further fitted with coil springs, which give further balance to the car on uneven or pothole ridden roads. The after sales service of this company is also renowned. There is a standard warranty that takes care of all the service and maintenance related worries for a stipulated period of time from the date of vehicle purchase. This warranty can be further increased to a couple of more years at an additional cost, which can be directly paid to the dealer.
The image of this Hyundai i10 looks very neat and elegant. Though it needs a lot more elements over its body, it still has an appreciative design that would make it look decent. It has clear headlamps fitted on the front which help in giving better visibility while driving. There are combination lamps fitted on the rear side of the car, which seem to be very stylish looking from the rear view. Outside rear view mirrors are fitted on both sides of the car. Further, these external mirrors in the mid and top end trims are painted in body color and this gives it a polished look. The radiator grille is vast and makes the frontage look quite wide. Further it has a two tone chrome garnish layered over it for making it look much more bright. An antenna is fitted onto the roof, which provides signals to the radio tuner. The middle and the top end variants have their bumpers both at front and rear painted in the body color. This gives a uniform look to the entire body. There is a waistline molding that gives an edgy appeal to the side profile. This is further improvised in the in the higher trims as its outside door handles are layered in body color. The boot lid handle too is in body paint along with a company emblem integrated on it and looks very good, when seen from the rear. A set of trendy full wheel covers are fitted to the majority of the trims, which is an addition to its overall styling. The 1.1 iTech SE trim is layered with additional body graphics and special accents on the outside, which makes it look distinct.
It has an overall length of about 3585mm and a total width of around 1595mm. It stands at a height of 1550mm. The wheelbase of 2380mm makes the interiors more spacious and comfortable to all the occupants. It has a ground clearance of 165mm, while the front track is 1400mm and its rear track is of 1385mm.
Ed's take: 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 cabin of this Hyundai i10 hatchback series is very well designed and the effort of the manufacturers can be noticed in all its minutest details. The interiors are decorated to have a blue illumination, which will give a concert effect all over. Whereas, in the 1.1 iTech SE trim, the seats are given a sporty appearance with red and beige shades. This does not just give a trendy look, but also makes the interiors have a diversified image. There is a room lamp fixed to the roof of the front part of the cabin that lights the place to enable the occupants to read or for any other assistance. There is a tray available to the center console, which is quite useful in multiple ways. The center fascia which sits right in the dashboard is layered with metal finishing in-order to enhance the look of the interiors. The middle and top end trims are decorated further with even more elements. The front doors have map pockets attached to them, which can be used to stuff in any handy things. There is a deluxe floor console which has a good capacity to store in enough stuff as well as looks quite good too. There are door armrests fitted which would be of assistance and comfort to the occupants. These armrests are in a full size, plus are fitted both to the front as well as to the rear doors too. The top end trim is painted with chrome onto its inside door handles. This improves the appeal of the doors from inside and adds to the overall look also. The AC vents too are painted in chrome, which is an additional ornament that this cabin possesses. The rear parcel too has sufficient space to accommodate any extra goods. There is an instrument panel integrated in the cabin, which have a lot of indicators within it. The notifications it has include a gear shift indicator, tachometer, a digital odometer and trip meter and a low fuel warning lamp. Whereas, the top end trim additionally has a digital clock on the audio display.
There are i-relax front seats that are integrated into the hatch series. There is an i-relax gear console too that is offered, which is smart and makes the functioning much comfortable. For the sake of regulating the cabin temperature, there is an air conditioning unit that is available, which additionally has a heating function too, if required. The electric power steering, which is offered in all the trims of this series is a great relief to the driver. It helps in reducing the driver's effort to a great extent, while maneuvering this car in traffic. Additionally, there is a remote enabled fuel lid opener available to make things easier to the driver. The outside rear view mirrors that are fitted on either sides of the car can be electrically adjusted. The middle and high end trims are incorporated with many other extra features, which is an added advantage to the buyers. These trims have power windows to all the doors with the driver side window getting a one touch automatic up/down feature. This is a huge convenient factor that is available for all the occupants. This additionally has an illumination for better convenience as it helps in visibility. Both the driver as well as the co-driver is provided with sun visors whereas, the passenger side visor is fitted with a vanity mirror. The top end variant is blessed to have additional features such as a tilt adjustable steering wheel that serves to be of great assistance in driving effortlessly. A 2-DIN music system is decked into this trim, which is quite efficient. It has a support system to play CD and MP3 audio files. An Aux-in interface and USB port too are available in this unit, which is an advantage. There are four speakers that are integrated into the cabin, out of which two are fitted on the front and other two are fixed on the rear side of the cabin. This helps in distributing the sound equally and effectively all over the cabin. Furthermore, the 1.1 iTech SE variant has Bluetooth connectivity with steering mounted controls, which is a huge comfort to the driver. It is also blessed to have a rear view camera that is integrated to the inside rear view mirror. This serves to be of great benefit, while parking the car in any compact place or otherwise as well.
It has a fuel tank capacity to hold around 35 litres within it. It has a head space of about 990mm at front and 940mm at rear. The leg room too is quite convenient for having 1190mm at the maximum and 1115mm is the minimum space, it can have. The knee room at the rear side of the cabin is maximum at 819mm and minimum it can have is about 640mm. The shoulder room too is very generous at 1225mm with which the seating can be quite comfortable without any friction or congestion. It is bestowed with a boot capacity of almost 225 litres, which can accommodate quite a number of bags in it.
Ed's take: The acceleration on the i10 is good for a hatchback, even on the lower spec engine.
It is integrated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. This engine can displace about 1086cc. It can breach the 100 Kmph mark in about 14.3 seconds. It has a capacity to reach a maximum speed of around 165 Kmph.
Ed's take: Hyundai now only offers the 1.1-litre petrol engine on the i10 that is refined, has good performance and is frugal. This is a tried and tested mill from the Korean manufacturer.
This series is integrated with a 1.1-litre petrol engine. It has a displacement capacity of about 1086cc. It can generate a maximum power of around 68.1bhp at 5500rpm and can produce a peak torque output of about 99.04Nm at 4500rpm. This iRDE engine has four cylinders and twelve valves that are based on a VTVT and also a single overhead camshaft valve system. There is an LPG option variant too available that can be chosen by the buyer. This is an advantage which would offer low cost maintenance. The LPG trim offers a fuel economy of 19.2 Kmpl, whereas the petrol ones deliver 19.8 Kmpl of mileage.
Ed's take: Both the engines on the Hyundai i10 are highly efficient. The 1.1-litre is only available now and the 1.2-litre petrol is discontinued.
It is integrated with a multi point fuel injection based fuel supply system. All the variants are equipped with 1.1-litre iRDE2 petrol engine. It has a mileage of around 14 Kmpl in the city and about 19.8 Kmpl on freeways.
Ed's take: The power rating on the 1.1-litre is good on paper, but even in real world.
This series are incorporated with four cylinders and twelve valves, which are based on a single overhead cam shaft valve system. This 1.1-litre petrol motor has a capacity to generate a maximum power of about 68.05bhp at 5500rpm and can produce a peak torque output of about 99.04Nm at 4500rpm.
Ed's take: The i10 gets features like in-dash music system, Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio controls and even demister on mirror.
The top end version of Hyundai i10 is bestowed with a 2-DIN audio system, which has a CD and MP3 player. It also has an Aux-in and USB port too available with it. There are four speakers offered in order to distribute the sound effectively and these are placed aptly. The 1.1 iTech SE trim has Bluetooth connectivity and these controls are mounted onto the steering wheel. Though the other variants are not provided with an integrated music system, a provision to incorporate an audio unit is offered. The buyers can further personalize this hatchback with many more accessories. The outer image can be decorated with fancy decals that make it look more fashionable. Floor mats keep the car clean and leather upholstery can improve the comfort of the occupants. A navigation system or a touchscreen interface can be added to further add classiness to the dashboard. Other features like extra power sockets, coat hooks and pockets too can be added for extra convenience.
Ed's take: 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.
This hatchback is endowed with a great suspension and braking system, which shows in its performance on the roads. Its front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes, while on the other hand, its rear wheels are fixed with a set of drum brakes. Its front axle is equipped with McPherson struts, which further have coil springs and its rear axle has been coupled with a torsion beam axle along with similar coil spring that are in the front. It has a minimum turning radius of 4.75 metres, which is quite good for this segment.
Ed's take: The safety features on the i10 include ABS and dual airbags.
There are quite a number of features available in this Hyundai i10 series that would make the car, the drive as well as the occupants to stay safe. An advanced engine immobilizer is equipped into all the variants of this series to further enhance its security aspect. This feature is a mechanism that can freeze the engine, when it detects any sort of access, which could be unauthorized and thus protects it from thefts. As a standard feature, the mid range and top end has a day and night inside rear view mirror fitted in the cabin. These trims are further protected by a central locking system, which is enabled to all the doors including the boot lid too. The top end has other add ons such as, a round pair of bright fog lamps fitted onto its frontage, which further adds to increase the visibility. And then, there is a foldable key that is offered to a few trims, which is quite useful and can be said to be another safety measure. The keyless entry which is very useful is additionally equipped to have an alarm that would put burglaries at bay.
This series is integrated with a set of strong steel wheels of size 13 inches. These wheels are covered with tubeless tyres that are of size 155/80 R13. Furthermore, the top end trim, Sportz is offered with a set of full wheel covers, which look quite stylish.
1. Price range is very reasonable for the kind of features offered.
2. Seats are very flexible and comfortable.
3. Instrument panel is packed with multiple indicators.
4. Comfort section is very well equipped.
5. The cabin area is quite spacious.
1. Moderate ground clearance.
2. External design still has scope to improve.
3. Fuel efficiency is not that impressive.
4. Absence of alloy wheels in top end trim too.
5. Safety section is to be greatly improved.
|Magna 1.1L |
|Sportz 1.1L |
|Sportz 1.1L LPG |
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