Hyundai i10 is one of the most sold cars from the Korean carmaker, Hyundai. Positioned in the hatchback segment, this small car has done really well in the Indian car industry, thanks to its compactness and stylish looks. The Hyundai i10 has been hailed as a compact city car, which is easy to handle and drive around.
Originally introduced in the year 2007, the i10 is a segment leader when it comes to premium hatchbacks. Placed between the Santro and Getz (which has been phased out now), the i10 has performed very well in the Indian auto industry.
One of the reasons for the great popularity of i10 is the fact that this compact car is quite spacious on the inside. The cabin has the space and quality that is expected of a premium car like the i10. The i10 has a longer wheelbase than its competitors have, and hence, it enjoys more space inside. Moreover, the car is large enough to accommodate tall people. Overall, five people can travel in the i10 quite comfortably, thanks to its spacious interiors. It offers a 225-liter boot space, which is enough to carry the luggage of the entire family. Other comfort features on the inside include steering mounted audio controls (available in top-end variants only), a powerful air condition unit, forward placed gear lever, power windows and power steering, to list a few.
The i10 is offered in two engine options – a 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) and a 1.2-litre engine. The i10 offers an average mileage of 19 kmpl on the highways. The diesel variant had better fuel economy. However, it was discontinued by Hyundai. On the performance and handling department, the i10 is a matchless car. It offers the feel of driving a large car, thanks to the control and ease of handling.
On the exterior, the i10 had failed to invoke much interest during its launch. However, the revamped models of i10 took care of this drawback and now, the car is as good-looking, if not more, as its rivals. It is stylish, elegant and smart in its appearance.
The i10 comes with front ventilated disc brake and drum brakes at the rear. It is responsive, and adds to the safety of the car. Other safety features include a first-in class reverse parking sensors, dual airbags and ABS among others. Standard safety features like seat belts, child lock, central locking and the like are also found in the i10.
The i10 competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki A Star, Ritz, Wagon R, Tata Indica Vista and Ford Figo, in the compact car segment. Despite the tough competition, the i10 has been able to carve a space for itself.
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