Hyundai i10

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Hyundai i10
ManufacturerHyundai
Also calledInokom i10 (Malaysia)
Dodge i10 (Mexico)
Production2007–present
AssemblyChennai, India (Hyundai Motor India Limited)
Kulim, Malaysia (CKD)
PredecessorHyundai Atos
ClassCity car
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Engine1.1 L Epsilon I4 (petrol)
1.2 L Kappa I4 (petrol)
1.1 L CRDI VGT U-Line I3 (diesel)
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,380 mm (93.7 in)
Length3,565 mm (140.4 in)
Width1,595 mm (62.8 in)
Height1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Curb weight925–1,040 kg (2,040–2,300 lb)
RelatedKia Picanto
 
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Hyundai i10
ManufacturerHyundai
Also calledInokom i10 (Malaysia)
Dodge i10 (Mexico)
Production2007–present
AssemblyChennai, India (Hyundai Motor India Limited)
Kulim, Malaysia (CKD)
PredecessorHyundai Atos
ClassCity car
Body style5-door hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Engine1.1 L Epsilon I4 (petrol)
1.2 L Kappa I4 (petrol)
1.1 L CRDI VGT U-Line I3 (diesel)
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,380 mm (93.7 in)
Length3,565 mm (140.4 in)
Width1,595 mm (62.8 in)
Height1,550 mm (61.0 in)
Curb weight925–1,040 kg (2,040–2,300 lb)
RelatedKia Picanto

The Hyundai i10 is a city car produced by the South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Company. It was launched in October 2007, replacing the Hyundai Atos in some markets.

The i10 is produced in India at Hyundai's Chennai plant for the domestic and export markets. It is positioned near the lower end of Hyundai's hatchback subcompact range (above the Hyundai Eon).

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Background

Hyundai started development of the i10 to replace the Hyundai Atos, also known as the Santro. The development for the concept was code-named Hyundai PA. The car was targeted primarily at the Indian market and intended for production in India, given the popularity of hatchback subcompacts in the country.

Styling

First Generation

Hyundai i10 First Gen Front view
Hyundai i10 First Gen rear view

The i10 has a large gaping air-dam, pulled-back headlamps, chrome-lined grill, integrated clear lens fog lamps, a bonnet that has a clam shell hint and a rear window with an upswept kink.

The tailgate has a chrome-lined boot-release handle and an integrated roof spoiler on the top- end versions.

Overall length (3565 mm) and wheelbase (2380 mm) are identical to the Santro with slightly more interior space; Ergonomic design was intended to accommodate tall drivers and increasing rear knee room. The width has been increased (and front and rear track) by 70 mm (2.8 in) for more shoulder room. The height has been reduced by 40 mm (1.6 in). Boot space at 225 litres (7.9 cu ft) is significantly lower than that of Getz.

Interior

The interior has a plastic dash housing with an optional integrated stereo. The instrument binnacle has a large white-faced speedometer, flanked by the tachometer and fuel and temperature gauges.

The gear lever is built into the centre console, leaving space between the front seats for a couple of cup holders.









Facelift

2011 Hyundai i10 facelift front
2011 Hyundai i10 facelift rear

In September 2010, Hyundai introduced a facelift for the i10. Sporting an innovative design look and an array of contemporary features.

Exteriors

Hyundai introduce an all-new front-end design inspired by the Fluidic Sculpture design language. Its centrepiece is a new radiator grill which features chrome detailing. It also boasts a bracing set of 3D wraparound headlamps with multi-reflector chrome surround fog lamps. The bumpers have also been redesigned with a new front grille to lend a more aggressive look. It also features a micro roof antenna, body colour door handles and the side indicator lights incorporated on the outside rear view mirror. The rear of new i10 boasts of sleek and elongated tail lamps, bold rear bumper with body coloured inserts as well as rear bumper reflectors and trendy full wheel cover.

Interiors

The new i10 has a two-tone beige and light brown colour in certain markets. To impart a more aesthetic appeal, the interiors have been accentuated with chrome and silver accents at multiple points. Other interesting design features like metal finish centre console, new instrument cluster, blue interior illumination, etc., have been added to offer a more luxurious and ergonomic experience.

Apart from this, the i10 brings in a host of highly innovative design features like first- in-segment gear shift indicator display (M/T only), digital fuel indicator, Bluetooth, steering mounted audio & bluetooth controls and multiple power outlets

Engines

i10 iRDE 1.1

The i10 was launched with a 1.1 litre (called iRDE engine) 65 bhp (48 kW; 66 PS) I4 engine - the same motor used in the Kia Picanto/Hyundai Atos Prime/Santro Xing. However, it produces less CO2 emissions than the Picanto[citation needed].

i10 Kappa 1.2

The i10 also comes with a 1.2 litre petrol Euro-5 compliant engine (called the Kappa engine), with the same CO2 emissions as the 1.1L version. The spark plug of the 1.2L is non-standard.

i10 Diesel

A 1.1 litre 3-cylinder diesel CRDi variant is available in Europe but has not yet been introduced into the UK and Indian market.

i10 Electric

Hyundai recently launched i10 Electric in Delhi Auto Expo and is expected to be available in India by 2011.[1] The i10-based electric car is called BlueOn.[2]

i10 Kappa-2 1.2

In 2010 Hyundai launched a facelifted version of the i10 in India which uses a Kappa 2 engine with VTVT Technology to further improve performance of this engine. Hyundai engineers have taken the existing 1.2-litre 4-cylinder Kappa engine and added VTVT (Variable Timing and Valve Train). The i10 is the first small car in the country to receive variable valve timing making it, on paper at least, the most sophisticated 1.2-litre engine in its segment (the Honda Jazz also has an i-VTEC head but is a segment higher). This system, working on the intake side, helps in altering the valve timing and lift according to the situation and thus improves low-end responses and fuel efficiency. VTVT hasn’t increased the horsepower and it is still rated at 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp). However the engine is reported to feel more refined and show very little vibration at higher revs

Accolades and feats

Hyundai i10 was widely recognized as "Car of the Year 2008" by various automotive magazines and TV channels in India like BS Motoring, CNBC-TV18 AutoCar,[3] NDTV Profit Car & Bike India[4] and Overdrive magazine. The car was conferred with the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) by automotive media of the country.[5]
In Malaysia the Hyundai i10 has also earned recognition through many awards such as the Best People's Car in the Asian Auto – VCA Auto Industry Awards 2009,[6] 1st Place in Asian Auto-Mudah.my Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009 in the Compact City Cars Category with a combined fuel efficiency of 5.0l/100 km, which is not only the best performance in its category but also throughout all the participating vehicles in Malaysia.[7] The Hyundai i10 also won the New Straits Times / Maybank Car of the Year Award in the Entry Level Car category two times consecutively in 2009 and 2010.[8][9]

In 2008, Hyundai commemorated 10 years of operations in India by initiating a transcontinental drive from Delhi to Paris in two of its i10 Kappa cars. The drive covered a distance of 10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi) in just 17 days after which the i10s were showcased at the Paris Motor Show in October.[10] At the Paris Motor Show Hyundai unveiled the Hyundai i20.

Safety

The i10 features ABS, EBD and other safety features, which earned it high scores on the Euro NCAP crash tests.

The amount of safety features varies from market to market. While most countries have the i10 equipped with airbags for all passengers, the entry-level 1.1 manual transmission model in the Philippines can be sold without airbags.

Since launch and as of August 2009, electronic stability control (ESC) is still a special-order option for UK spec cars which prevents a full 5-star EuroNCAP score.

India

After the huge success of Hyundai Santro, India’s second largest auto manufacturer Hyundai Motor Co launched Hyundai i10 in same hatchback segment and it has gained much popularity in Indian market since its launch in 2007. Hyundai i10 is a premium hatchback segment model that takes place between Hyundai Santro and Hyundai Getz. Offering quality and equipment for the customers is the key priority of Hyundai i10.

In India Hyundai i10 is available with nine variants, and with two different engine options. Two variants (D-lite and Era) of Hyundai i10 are equipped with 1.1L, 1086 cc, IRDE (Intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) petrol engine with manual transmission gearbox. This engine produces 66.7 PS (49 kW; 66 hp) of maximum power at 5500 rpm and maximum torque of 10.1 kg·m (99 N·m; 73 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm. HMIL (Hyundai Motor India Ltd) makes the Hyundai i10 price very competitive in the Indian auto market. Car is available in 3.5 to 5 lakh range and it is giving very tough competition to all other cars of this segment.

The rest seven variants of Hyundai i10 are powered by its popular 1.2L, 1197 cc, Kappa engine produces the 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp) of maximum power at 5200 rpm and 11.4 kg·m (112 N·m; 82 lb·ft) of maximum torque at 4000 rpm. This Kappa engine is well known for offering high engine performance with better fuel efficiency.

Hyundai i10 models

Hyundai i10 D-liteIt is the base variant of Hyundai i10 that comes with 1.1L, IRDE engine but it does not offer few standard features like Adjustable Steering Wheel, Central Locking, Power Windows, Wheel Covers, Tachometer, CD/MP3 Player, Fog Lamps and Body Colored Bumpers.
Hyundai i10 EraThis variant also comes with comes with 1.1L, IRDE engine it also carry few additional features that are Central Locking, Power Windows (Front) and Body Colored Bumpers.
Hyundai i10 MagnaThis variant comes with new Kappa engine. It also carries few additional features like Adjustable Steering Wheel, Wheel Covers and Tachometer.
Hyundai i10 Magna ATThis variant of Hyundai i10 carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Magna offers, only the difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.
Hyundai i10 SportzThis variant of Hyundai i10 also carries Kappa engine and the additional features that this variant offers are CD/MP3 Player, Rear Defogger, Rear Wash Wipe etc.
Hyundai i10 Sportz ATThis variant of Hyundai i10 carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Sportz offers, only the difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.
Hyundai i10 AstaThis variant also carries the advanced Kappa engine. The additional features that this variant offers are Remote Locking, Fog Lamps, ABS and Dual Front Airbags.
Hyundai i10 Asta w/Sun RoofIt is the top end variant of Hyundai i10 that carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Asta offers, only the difference is that it comes with Sun Roof.
Hyundai i10 Asta ATThis variant carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Asta w/Sun Roof offers, only the difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.

References

  1. ^ Read, Richard (2009-09-08). "Hyundai To Launch i10 Electric Vehicle In 2010". The Car Connection. http://thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1034974_hyundai-to-launch-i10-electric-vehicle-in-2010/comment-page-2. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  2. ^ "Hyundai Unveils Its First Electric Car ‘Blueon’ | Hyundai Motors". Worldwide.hyundai.com. 2010-09-09. http://worldwide.hyundai.com/company-overview/news-view.aspx?idx=295&nCurPage=1&strSearchColunm=&strSearchWord=&ListNum=211. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  3. ^ "Hyundai i10 Bags Award". The Hindu Business Line. 2008-01-11. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2008/01/11/stories/2008011152800300.htm. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  4. ^ "The i10 is the Automotive Critics' Choice". PR Domain.com. 2008-01-11. http://www.prdomain.com/companies/H/HyundaiMotor/newsreleases/200811253460.htm. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  5. ^ "Hyundai i10 Wins the Car of the Year 2008 Awards". domain-b.com. http://www.domain-b.com/companies/companies_h/Hyundai_Motor_India/20080405_hyundai_i10.html. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  6. ^ "ASIAN AUTO – VCA AUTO INDUSTRY AWARDS 2009 Winners". http://www.8cars.my/asianauto/coty2009.asp. Retrieved 2009-07-08.
  7. ^ "Asian Auto-Mudah.my Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009 Unveils Malaysia’s Most Fuel Efficient Cars". http://www.zerotohundred.com/2009/auto-news/asian-auto-mudah-my-fuel-efficiency-awards-2009-unveils-malaysia%E2%80%99s-most-fuel-efficient-cars/. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
  8. ^ "Peugeot 308 Turbo wins "Overall Car of the Year 2009" Award". http://cbt.com.my/091214/peugeot-308-turbo-wins-%E2%80%9Coverall-car-year-2008%E2%80%9D-award. Retrieved 2009-12-14.
  9. ^ "Car of the Year 2010 Winners announced". http://cbt.com.my/101126/car-year-2010-winners-announced. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  10. ^ "Hyundai Creates History: i10 Delhi to Paris Drive Successfully Culminates in Paris". PR Domain.com. http://www.prdomain.com/companies/H/HyundaiMotor/newsreleases/200810863167.htm. Retrieved 2010-10-08.

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