Hyundai i10 1.25 Kappa – Test Drive Review

23 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Hyundai i10 1.25 Kappa – Test Drive Review


Hyundai i10

1.25 Kappa Test Drive Review

The i10 is one of those talented but overlooked in the market. When I first the car back in 2008, i was truly at how sophisticated it drove compared to Viva and Myvi. Those who driven an Atoz before surely not believe that is a car in the same segment by the same #8211; they are aeons

So it was good to revisit the i10, now a bigger engine to remedy one of the few issues this writer had the car #8211; the leisurely pick up. In the 1.25-litre Kappa engine, has 11 bhp and 20 Nm more than the Epsilon which will continue to be by Hyundai-Sime Darby. Will new engine make the i10 the undisputed small car out there and earn it a bit attention?

We find out.

Continue the report after the jump.

You have noticed the 1.25 for the Kappa engine, and while rare for carmakers to state capacity to two decimal points, doesn#8217;t want to sell the cc engine short by calling it a They have a point, when many Malaysian directly equate engine to how powerful a car is, irregardless of tech.

The doesn#8217;t exactly lack in While RM50K won#8217;t buy you injection and a turbo, the all-aluminium comes with various to improve efficiency and lower Things like roller arm and hydraulic lash adjusters, bee valve spring, plastic manifold, stretchy accessory belt, long reach plugs and an offset crankshaft (by 11 mm) to ensure that fuel is identical to the 1.1 Epsilon engine km combined) despite the higher and bigger cc.

The 77 bhp/119 Nm Kappa uses a chain in place of a belt. The i10 is the only car in its price segment comes with electric steering (Hyundai calls it Driven Power Steering which helps fuel

#8220;Big car feel#8221; is a term used in car reviews, sometimes a bit too but it best describes the experience in the i10 and is appropriate here. This impression is based on a few factors, as low NVH levels and the fantastic ride The resulting refinement and sophistication is European supermini levels, and to be experienced to believed.

The workings of the engine are kept impressively #8211; there#8217;s a buzziness at mid to high revs but too intrusive #8211; and it#8217;s at a cruise. Similarly, you also less of the outside world wind, other vehicles and the #8211; than in a Perodua. The of being in a more solid, vehicle isn#8217;t easy to in words; my suggestion is to pair up a and a not so smooth road on the way to the Hyundai for your i10 test drive, for

The ride quality excels in areas. The suspension is firm but jarring, and it nicely damps the bumps and ruts in our daily jungle drive. On the other the primary ride is very and steady, as exhibited in high highway cruising.

I drove and sat in the back seat at above the national limit, and can say the i10 had less unwelcome body than a C-segment sedan we recently.

We drove the i10 from KL to Dickson via B-roads and the i10 held up well when driven at a pace. It corners quite despite the height, and body is good. Once again, the suspension shines here instead of heaving and sagging its way mid corner compressions and dips, the Hyundai was surprisingly unflustered.

personally I would love the could be quicker and feel connected, the i10 is a decent car to drive The extra power and torque the 1.1-litre car is noticeable, and useful in a of situations, like when out of junctions or overtaking lorries. still no powerhouse of course, but are less of those moments you feel lacking.

The auto gearbox meanwhile, put a foot wrong in decision and works unobtrusively.

The A-segment 2,380 mm wheelbase is just 10 mm of the Viva#8217;s, and there#8217;s good for two adults at the back. Knee and is adequate for medium sized and there#8217;s room under the seats to slide feet Up front, the seating position a bit high (for me), but a good thing for this of car. I soon got comfortable and no issues with the ergonomics.

I the factory radio#8217;s interface and (there#8217;s RDS and a night mode switches off the main panel#8217;s but the reception was dodgy and the sound

The locally assembled i10 Kappa at RM49,668 for the standard spec, to RM52,688 for the high spec. The between the two is that the costlier car has ABS and airbags. There#8217;s not much other than electric mirrors, 14-inch alloys and a spoiler.

The i10 is a very good car that exceeds expectations at level, but perhaps the reason why it been a great sales is the price. Logic goes the bigger sized and better Myvi, and the Proton Persona around this price as well. I guess that in the segment, #8220;value for money#8221; more than a great but if your priorities differ#8230;

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