Posted Thu, 09/23/2010 - 22:23 by Anonymous
Hyundai, the Korean car maker yet again proved its hold on grasping the customer expectations just right with the launch of new facelifted Hyundai i10 today. The latest avatar Hyundai i10 Kappa2 has been launched in the Indian market much before it would be showcased at the Paris Motor Show 2010 later this year. i10 defined new benchmarks for the hatchback segment post its launch a few years back and since then has been one of the bestselling cars in the country. With the latest onslaught from various competitors launching newer models like Volkswagen Polo, Chevrolet Beat, Ford Figo, K Series Maruti Swift and the Fiat Punto, the Korean car major certainly had to take this initiative.
Hyundai i10 Kappa2 has been blessed with a brand new front as the headlights are more protruding and have smart indicators housed. The front grille has been completely redone with an horizontal chrome slat wearing the Hyundai logo. The sides have got a more trendier appeal with turn indicators embedded on the wing mirrors and body colored door rubber mouldings. To match up with the front bumper, the rear bumper has been distinctly styled with reverse parking sensors. In terms of looks the all new Hyundai i10 has adopted a more aggressive appeal compared to the rounded cute touch in the earlier version. The finish offered in all the cosmetic changes is worth every penny of its cost.
Hyundai i10 made an impressive mark when it was launched with the best in class gadgets and goodies. The dash has been given a new feel with dual-tone color scheme of dark and light grey shades blended in perfect harmony. The 3 spoke steering wheel has been blessed with audio and bluetooth controls and is now height adjustable. It seems that Hyundai wishes to empower its riders with perfect controls once seated. In terms of value additions in the dash the center dash now gets an audio player with USB Port and power outlet socket. The air-conditioner outlets now get a chrome finish as against the usual vents in the earlier version. One of the most interesting and powerful addition is that the wing mirrors are now electrically heated that would disable the formation of fog during monsoons and winters and the driver would not have to lower the windows to drive in such weather conditions. This feature is rarely found in cars of this segment. The driver's seat now gets the height adjustment and the rear seats too get the much needed support to important back areas. The fabric and plastic used across the cabin designing is of high quality and seems posh.
The 1.1 irde and 1.2 Kappa engines have now been gifted with the VTVT technology that is quite close to the i-Vtec that Honda specializes in. This addition gets more power to the engine which is approximately up by 3PS. Both the existing engines are now Euro 4 complaint and according to the ARAI figures the all new i10 1.1 Irde 2 offers a mind blowing mileage of 21.36 kmpl. The addition of VTVT technology has given a new life to the 1.2 Kappa 2 engine making the drive more smoother and softer.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the all new Hyundai i10 is one of the best hatchbacks on the Indian turf now and offers a complete value for money package. The extra goodies, improved looks, powerful engine and efficiency levels going high have given Hyundai i10 a perfect blend of style and performance.