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NEW Hyundai i10 review
Hyundai refreshes its popular best-seller and we drive it
By : Srinivas Krishnan | Published : September 24, 2010 | Photos : Srinivas Krishnan
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1. So what's new about the i10?

The most obvious change to the i10 is that it's been given a facelift. The Hyundai corporate grille seems force-fitted at the front while the tail-lamps are larger. Inside, there are a bunch of improvements, especially with regard to the instrument console, upholstery and the shade of the plastic panels. Plus, the top-end versions are comprehensively equipped with new features  like heated external rear-view mirrors with turn indicators, reverse assist, Bluetooth/USB port/Aux-in, steering mounted controls, driver's seat height adjuster, ABS/airbags/seat-belt pretensioner, keyless entry and more. The other important change is what you don't see immediately - the two engines, the 1.1 and the 1.2 Kappa, have received a raft of improvements.

2. Why has Hyundai introduced it?

Well, the i10 has been doing quite well for Hyundai. But the car has been around since end-2007. So it was time for a mid-life revamp.
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  Posted by robin at 19th September,2011
i20 is a good car of its segment. REALLY HAS A GOOD LOOK
  Posted by G at 8th December,2010
I used my old Santro Xing for more than 6 yrs and have now bought the new I-10 Kappa2 Sportz. So far my experience has been good and its ride feel is better than Santro. The back seat is more comfortable than Santro although it looks smaller, they have increased the comfort due to low height and better leg space. Hyundai are always expensive than rest, but I find that the quality is also better than others. I TD all 1.2 cars in this segment but finally the hyundai caught me again and I had no second thoughts when I took the ride. Maybe I am used to Hyndai as earlier I had a Santro.
  Posted by vjs at 3rd December,2010
Mohan's commets are noteworthy. When I saw the new vtvt yday in the hyundai showroom and didnot TD the vehicle... the car does not speak itself to the extent it is projected by ads. The rear seats are cramped when compared to Santro xing (The side arm supports consumed this space). By all means the santro xing looks more roomy both front and rear than i10 vtvt. The gear shaft though shifted to more convenient location, they are not sturdy and very slim and thin.. There is not much hyped boot-space. It is practically a 4 seater and not 5 seater as boasted by the Mktg Dept. The driver leg room is not confortable as the music player partition is more wider than in santro which consrict the knee space of driver while pressing clutch pedal. No dead pedal too (may be due to this aspect. The plus point is i10 has more flashy look than Santro Xing. But Santro still scores are wont get phased out due to lingering demand for this model. For the price of i10 it is not VFM. Better Try Rit
  Posted by Pawan at 18th November,2010
what about the road test of irde2
  Posted by Mohan at 11th November,2010
Hi.. I recently got New Gen i10..sports model.. i was expectd a lot...today i am driving that car.. its not even good as Santro..no proper space inside to keep things..this things v have to think twice...it doesnt have power at all..not great mailge as they promised...i do agree a bit of uptechnology car...but thats uselesss...what is important..at the end of the day ur hard n earnd money should have value...today 5.5 lakh is a good money..u get very good vehicles...I strongly say ITS NOT VALUE FOR MONEY... i did big mistake going for this car..u have lot of options like Polo..Swift..Nissan MIcra, fiat Punto as well..before buy this u must drive in highway....I driven santro nearly 5 years...what a vehicle was that..even today i have a feeling on it. infact i calld n askd indirnagar showroom people sell my car...i just did about 1000km...worst performance everseen. -Mohan.
  Posted by Shankz at 4th November,2010
Hey Hey Hey,,,,, u all are Discussing the +ve points of i10,,,, I like to inform u abt the biggest disadvantage of this car,,, u know that,,, it is the most ''Unsafe car'' in its segment,,,, u know why ?? b'coz,, i10 ka Base flour Plastic material se bana hai,,,''Carbon fiber'' so it is very unsafe on road and in case of Fire or Heat !!!!!!!
  Posted by Mohit kansal at 28th October,2010
this is very cool car.i like this car.this is my favourite car.its pickup amazing an good milage.it is fully loaded functional car.
  Posted by R.Balasundaram at 7th October,2010
I10 IS VERY GOOD ATTRACTIVE CAR BUT THE PRICE OF KAPPA VARIANT IS TOUCHING THE SKY. HYUNDAI MUST SLASH THE I10 PRICE TO OVERCOME COMPETETORS. NO OFFERS DECLAREDTILL THE DATE BY HYUNDAI FOR THE DIWALI FESTIVE SEASON, IT IS DISAPPOINTING.
  Posted by MAHESH AGARWAL at 5th October,2010
NEW i10 ARAI SHOWS 20.36 KMPL WHEREAS THE CO IS CLAIMING 18 KMPL IN HIGHWAY AND 14KMPL IN CITY BUT THE CUSTOMER EXPERIANCE WAS 10.5 TO 12 KMPL. CAN ANY ONE JUSTIFY THE LOGIC BEHIND FIGURES. I WAS PLANNING TO BUY i10 MAGNA BUT WITH SANTRO THE PRICE GAP IS 70K. AS I AM GETTING 12 KMPL INN OLD SANTRO ZIP. AND NEW ONE CO. IS SAYING FOR 14 KMPL. PLEASE ADVISE BETWEEN SANTRO GL AND i10 MAGNA.
  Posted by BigShow at 29th October,2010
  hi Mahesh, 20.36 are the best result which took in scenario of consistently running 0n 50 km/hr on top gear. people says that 18 on highway and 16 on road , New VTVT is improved technology. Just go for it
  Posted by jijo at 4th October,2010
 never liked looks and feel of i10, rather hyundai should have bruoght new improved version of its most beautiful car SANTRO. santro is much better in looks then i 10 ,i dont know why dont they improve mileage and engine of santro rather then i10 which is already going good except few models
  Posted by sandip at 3rd October,2010
New hundai I10 is realy good small car. really Nice car in all small cars. Don't think more...
  Posted by Farrukh at 28th September,2010
The writer has gone a bit wrong with specs. The 1.2 Kappa2 churns out 78.9 BHp at 5200RPm and not at 6000RPm. Ask him to correct the same.
  Posted by hemchand at 27th September,2010
fuel effeency not given
  Posted by Nagarjuna at 27th September,2010
I would suggest they look into refining its grill finish and before they deliver new i10. baap re! its too pricey and most of the new features come with top end ASTA model. Hyundai should rethink on this matter, Maruti will woost all sales...They have more varieties than Hyundai in below 3-5 lac budget.
  Posted by Nagarjuna at 27th September,2010
I would suggest they look into refining its grill finish and before they deliver new i10. baap re! its too pricey and most of the new features come with top end ASTA model. Hyundai should rethink on this matter, Maruti will woost all sales...They have more varieties than Hyundai in below 3-5 lac budget.
  Posted by raj at 26th September,2010
i never liked looks and feel of i10, rather hyundai should have bruoght new improved version of its most beautiful car SANTRO. santro is much better in looks then i 10 ,i dont know why dont they improve mileage and engine of santro rather then i10 which is already going good except few models
  Posted by Doc at 25th September,2010
I just went thru the features of the new i-10 and have mixed feelings. On the one hand Hyundai need to be lauded for constantly upgrading their products in key areas like the engine as well as giving us creature comforts and great fuel efficiency (esp the Kappa engine). But in their eagerness to do so, some vital shortcomings of the present i-10 have gone uncorrected such as: - They have still not provided a dead pedal – though their other cars do have it - The top end variant too does not give alloys wheels or wider tyres – again, their other cars have them - The rear seats do not split/fold 60:40 – ditto again - ABS should have been available on lower variants too - Unnecessary features like heated ORVMs – yet no Climate Control in any variant!! - Not much done to improve the ride/handling – a problem with all Hyundai cars This is a bit unacceptable for the price Hyundai charges for what is after
  Posted by jay at 25th September,2010
Awesome new features...it is definitely better than the older version
  Posted by raihan at 25th September,2010
snazzy car complete in every manner but the older grille was better
  Posted by P.K.Sharma at 24th September,2010
wish they could retain that cute look of the older version i10
  Posted by rohit at 24th September,2010
The new i10 looks ugly, wonder what was on hyundai's mind,they spoiled a good looking car for pushing their ugly corporate grill.
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