Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hyundai i10, re-christened !!!

The fourth bestselling car (after Alto, Wagon R & Swift) in the Indian Automobile market gets a makeover and for good. It was launched here in India on 23rd September, 2010. Hyundai i10 was already a hit among the Indian car buyers; but Hyundai knew that needed to evolve to stand apart in the highly competitive hatchback segment. And this led to the birth of the New i10. The new i10 is powered by a 1.1 litre, iRDE petrol engine which will offer great performance along with an unmatched fuel economy. The unit develops 66.7PS@5500 rpm of maximum power and a peak torque of 10.1Kgm@2800 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a console mounted ergonomic, short throw, i-shift gear box which frees up the space between the driver and the passenger seat and also gives an unique look - a first for this segment. To make in-city driving effortless it comes with an electric power steering.
Now this is a shocker - The top-end model of the i10 comes with features like a panoramic sun-roof (a first for this class of cars), rear spoiler, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, keyless entry, 2-DIN audio system, reverse parking sensors and also offers an Automatic transmission variant too!!! What the i10 Kappa2 is now bringing into the Indian market is technology - both in terms of gadgets as well as engine technology, in a segment that hasn't seen much of both yet.

The new i10s changes aren't just cosmetic - the biggest change in character that the car gets is in its engines. While Hyundai will continue selling both the iRDe and the Kappa engines side-by-side just the way they have been doing till now, both engines get upgrades. The 1.1 litre iRDe2 now sports bigger intake and exhaust valves as well as a special coating on its pistons.

So, will the new i10 re-instate the glory of Hyundai??? Let time answer that… All the best Hyundai J
Source: Zigwheels


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