India's most popular model Hyundai i10 would get a facelift in India tomorrow and would now be blessed with a 1.2 Litre MPFI Kappa Petrol Engine sporting VVTI technology. The facelift in India would come much before the rest of the world witnesses the same in the Paris Motor Show 2010 scheduled to start on 2nd Oct. The new engine would offer more power than the existing Kappa 1.2 Litre engine without VVTI technology.
The car would also get some cosmetic changes like the front contrive adopted from the new Hyundai Avante sedan while the rear excogitation being slightly curved. It would boast with a bracing set of headlamps and tail lights with blinkers on ORVMs, body coloured door handles and casting. Sources suggest that the bumpers have been redesigned with a newfangled front grille and adjustable head rests.
The Indian automobile market was recently bombarded with launches like Ford Figo, Volkswagen Polo and Nissan Micra that certainly stirred the competition for existing models like Hyundai i10. This facelift comes as an intelligent move by the auto major Hyundai India. Hyundai i10 is one of the top selling car of the Korean stable with sales figure of 11,000 cars every month and this refreshed version with new looks would definitely act as a sales puller for the company.
Hyundai i10 managed to pull a sales figure of 7,19,068 units yet with 3.61 lakh units sold in the domestic market itself. The car currently falls behind Maruti Alto, Maruti Wagon R and Maruti Swift in sales. This move of a facelift would certainly enhance the attractiveness of the hatchback and act as a catalyst towards more sales.