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Details: Eurocentric new Hyundai i10

By IOL Staff

Frankfurt motor – Korean automaker has released full details of its i10 entry-level hatchback, which it is under the catchphrase “designed and in Europe for European buyers” and yes Cyril, the new i10 was indeed created at the Motor Europe Technical in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and is assembled at the recently-expanded plant in Ízmit,

It’s longer, lower and than its predecessor, and with suspension geometry for improved and ride confort – as as a significantly bigger interior 252 litres of boot space, to 1046 litres with the seats folded.

But the first thing European look at – even at the end of the market – is styling; 31 of EU new-car buyers say it is their purchase consideration. That’s why put such emphasis on the Rüsselsheim and its ‘fluidic sculpture’ design


It has practical as well: a shallower windscreen and give the driver a larger of vision, making exiting turns safer and manoeuvring in city spaces easier.

A coloured inlay runs the width of the dashboard, emphasising the space, and is mirrored by the gear-lever and lower sections of the front

Base models come a combination of cloth and vinyl in beige and black, mid-range have tricot fabric in or orange with woven panels in black, and the top models can be had in red fabric with black side panels.

Standard kit on the entry-level derivatives central locking, trip daytime running lights and of active and passive safety while mid-range models add windows all round, remote locking and a height-adjustable driver’s

The more expensive variants can be had a steering wheel-mounted cruise with adjustable speed heated leather steering and front seats, hill control, a smart key with start/stop button, LED running and auto aircon.


New i10 buyers have a choice of two twin-cam engines – a 998cc and a 1248cc four, each through either a five-speed or a four-speed auto transmission.

quotes 48kW at 5500rpm and from 3500rpm, enabling the sprint to be disposed of in 14.9 and a top speed of 155km/h.

The 1.25-litre four is good for a 65kW at 6000rpm and 120Nm 400rpm, taking the i10 to 100km/h in seconds and on to 171km/h.

The rear mounts have been so the dampers are now stand vertical, ride quality and sticktion by internal friction, while hard points for the MacPherson front suspension reduce dive’ during hard


An electronic programme is standard issue for the time on an A-segment Hyundai, as is a pressure monitoring system.

safety equipment includes six – two front, two front and two full-length curtain – a reminder on each seat and central locking.

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