Hyundai i10 Hatchback ReviewNovember 29, 2014
Hyundai i10 is designed in Europe and built in Turkey. There are two versions of engines available for this model, viz, a 1.0 litre three-cylinder engine with return of 65bhp and a 1.2 litre four-cylinder engine returning 86bhp. The 1.0 litre is a little problematic while speeding on open roads. Contrastingly, the 1.2 litre engine feels strong and at ease on open as well as twisted roads. Hyundai i10 gives you better experience on highways with the 1.2 engine at even 110-115km/h. The blue version is more efficient in terms of efficiency and performance from other versions.
Handling is good with decent body control. It works quite well at edges and turns in the upgraded designs, due to a springy suspension. The brakes work well with standard ABS on the top end Asta version. I10 gives comfort of ride to the rear passengers at high speeds too. It has got lowest drag coefficient design, antenna towards the back and double-sealed windows which makes less wind noise coming inside. Low central gravity and long roof makes it a good ride as one doesn’t feel uncomfortable while changing directions. The steering is decent in parking and slow turns and is great for town driving. However, it lacks in the accuracy of the steering at sharp edges and high rides as compared to its competitors at same price.
It has lowest drag coefficient design, antenna towards the back and double-sealed windows which makes less wind noise coming inside. Surprisingly, the 1.0 litre engine is less noisy that the better one, i.e., 1.2 litre four-cylinder engine. The new designs work great in lessening the car noise.
The car is created with more hexagonal frontal form just like other newer Hyundai products. The design upgrades continue on the sides and rear of the car. It has got a natural athletic looks. With running LED lights, it has got the biggest boot in its class of a decent 225litres. Hard plastic interiors like other expensive cars with no exposed metallic touches. It has got heated seats, doors and windows. It has new metal wheels and redesigned rear lamps and bumper making the car a good street and different from other models. The car gives a good passenger space with tall people easily managing in the front seats and middle-height people at the rear ones
The car is great for on the economy and budget of the people. It makes a great car in terms of low prices and discounts. It has also got high resale value. The car gives a good 5 year warranty with free annual health check-ups and servicing.
I10 comes with six airbags in front and rear and a tyre-pressure-monitoring system. All in all the features are great for a car of this range. It also has a central locking available in all the models of i10.