Hyundai Motors, the second largest car manufacturer of India has launched the Hyundai i10 as a successor to the overwhelming Santro. Among the 8 passenger cars that the company has to offer to its Indian consumers, the i10 is to be the premium hatchback. The superb styling features coupled with a few other standard features make the car a high class premium one. There is a list of features for comfort such as i-relax seats at the front and power windows at both the front as well as rear. Other features include electronically adjustable OVRMs, AC blowers with 4 speed options and heater. The Hyundai i10 has power steering, electronic trip-meter, odometer, tachometer, turn indicators, digital clock and other standard features that the Indian consumers would expect to be generally inside a premium Indian hatchback.
Design and Looks
The i10 has a sporty and aggressive look. Rounded headlamps ornate the front fascia with an air intake that is wider than what they offered before the facelift. The cars come with Bluetooth and mounted audio controls on steering wheel. Other safety features for the car include the auto locking and unlocking of doors, two-tone dashboard, audio console with silver casing, digitally controlled fuel meter and other indicators for parking and gear shifts. The car is BS IV compliant with an engine having spectacular mileage.
The Hyundai i10 has clearer and more prominent headlamps that stretch all the way to the rear of the front fascia giving the car a better look coupled with the chrome finished front grille. A chrome slat placed horizontally with refreshed headlights, broad radiator grille and triangularly carved fog lamps and a compact antenna altogether make the car look a new machine. With a wheelbase of 2,380 mm and ground clearance of about 165mm, the car is absolutely ideal for daily commute on Indian roads.
Two-tone interior with superior switches and knobs which have been designed with giving attention of detail helps give the car a premium look. The placement of gear-shift lever on the cabin’s centre console is something unique with folding rear seats that increase the luggage capacity of the car. There are an adequate number of door pockets and cup holders to carry whatever you need on the way. The statistics for headroom on i10 is 990mm and legroom of 1190mm at the maximum. The car’s boot space is 25 litres.
Engine & Performance
The Magna 1.2 L variant of Hyundai i10 has a four cylinder 79 bhp 1.2 litre iRDE engine that is capable of churning the power at 5500rpm with a Torque of 111 Nm at revs of 4500 rpm. The engine is matted to the standard transmission of 5-speed manual and the consumers get an all wheel drive option too. The pickup is decent with a 100 kmph coming up in 15.5 seconds that is fair enough with respect to the engine that this car uses. The mileage of the car is great at 15.4kmpl on roads whereas 19.2kmpl on the highways. The car uses 155/80 R13 tubeless tires and the McPherson Struts make the city rides very comfortable.