Hyundai unveiled the second-generation i10 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Set to go on sale at the start of 2014, the i10 measures 80mm longer, 65mm wider and 50mm lower than its predecessor. Its wheelbase is also longer by 5mm. As a result, it offers the best cabin and luggage space in its class. It also boasts of having more maturity in its driving qualities.
It is available with the following engines: three-cylinder 1.0-litre and four-cylinder 1.25-litre petrol units. Hyundai hasn’t yet revealed its official trim levels and equipment. So far, we know that it will feature stability control and front curtain airbags as standard. Its options list includes climate control, cruise control, a speed limiter and a heated leather steering wheel.
New i10 provides as much as 1046 litres of storage space when the rear seats are folded flat. Its boot also provides 252 litres. According to senior vice president and chief operating officer of Hyundai Motor Europe Allan Rushforth, the company sought to meet what consumers in Europe needed and so the car was designed accordingly.
The new-generation i10 is reflective of the automaker’s Hyundai's 'true value' proposition, offering higher levels of features and functionality than expected in this segment. The new i10 will be produced at Hyundai’s plant in Turkey.
The significance of design to the achievement of i10 was not undermined by Hyundai Motor. Design is presently the main reason European clients purchase the organization's cars in any segment, with 31% citing it as their primary purchase consideration (versus the industry’s average of 29%). i10 therefore provides European clients Hyundai Motor's most recent rendition of the organization's fluidic sculpture design concept.
In client clinics performed in Italy and the UK, i10 got the best spontaneous reaction from participants compared to its key class rivals. When the vehicle’s brand was unveiled, participants’ hunger for the car grew by as much as 12%, signifying further change in European clients' perception of Hyundai Motor and strengthening the organization's testimony as the maker of head-turning cars.
i10 is a genuine European vehicle - it was built and engineered at Hyundai Motor's European R&D center, HME TC, at Rüsselsheim, Germany, for European clients.
The injection of European style is coordinated to practicality-enhancing dimensions. At 3665 millimeters (mm), i10 is 80 mm longer than its forerunner, and is the longest vehicle in the segment. Similarly, i10 goes from being the narrowest model in the A-segment to the most extensive at 1660 mm (+ 65 mm).