|Body and chassis|
|Class||City car (A)|
The Hyundai i10 is a city car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2007. It replaced the Hyundai Atos in the model line-up, and was initially available only as a five-door hatchback body style. The third generation i10 was unveiled in India on 7 August 2019 and launched on 20 August 2019, offered in 10 variants across petrol and diesel engines as well as manual and automatic transmissions. There is also a sedan derivative, the Hyundai Aura.
First generation (PA; 2007)
|First generation (PA)|
|Also called||Dodge i10 (Mexico)|
Inokom i10 (Malaysia)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Related||Kia Picanto (SA)|
|Wheelbase||2,380 mm (93.7 in)|
|Length||3,565 mm (140.4 in)|
|Width||1,595 mm (62.8 in)|
|Height||1,550 mm (61.0 in)|
|Curb weight||925–1,040 kg (2,039–2,293 lb)|
In Europe, it has four different versions: Classic, Style, Comfort and Eco Blue Version, with a 1.0 liter engine. All versions come with four airbags, ABS, front electric windows, air conditioning and an RDS radio/CD player. Higher versions have heated front seats, electric sunroof, start-stop system, and, optional, there is ESP.
Hyundai started development of the i10 to replace the Hyundai Atos. The development for the concept was codenamed Hyundai PA. The car was targeted primarily at the Indian market and intended for production in India, given the popularity of hatchback subcompacts in the country.
The i10 has a large air dam, pulled-back headlamps, chrome lined grille, fog lamps, and a rear window with an up swept kink.
The tailgate has a chrome lined boot release handle, and a roof spoiler on the top end versions.
Overall length (3,565 mm) and wheelbase (2,380 mm) are identical to the Atos with slightly more interior space; Ergonomic design was intended to accommodate tall drivers and increasing rear knee room. The width has been increased (and front and rear track) by 70 mm (2.8 in) for more shoulder room. The height has been reduced by 40 mm (1.6 in). Boot space at 225 litres (7.9 cu ft) is significantly lower than that of Getz.
The interior has a plastic dash housing with an optional integrated stereo. The instrument binnacle has a large white faced speedometer, flanked by the tachometer and fuel and temperature gauges.
The gear shifter is built into the center console, leaving space between the front seats for two cup holders.
In September 2010, Hyundai introduced a facelift for the i10.
Hyundai introduced a new front end design inspired by the 'Fluidic Sculpture' design language with new, less angled headlights.
The rear tail lamps and bumper were redesigned with new reflectors.
The i10 has a two tone beige and light brown color in certain markets. The interior features chrome and silver accents and a new instrument cluster with a gear shift indicator display (on manual models) and a digital fuel indicator.
i10 iRDE 1.1
i10 Kappa 1.2
The i10 also came with a 1.2 liter gasoline Euro 5 compliant engine (called the Kappa engine), with the same CO2 emissions as the 1.1L version. The spark plug of the 1.2L is non-standard.
A 1.1 liter three cylinder diesel CRDi variant was available in Europe and Indian Market.
i10 Kappa-2 1.2
In 2010 Hyundai launched a facelifted version of the i10 in India which uses a Kappa II engine with VTVT Variable valve timing.
The i10 was recognized as "Car of the Year 2008" by various automotive magazines and television channels in India, like BS Motoring, CNBC-TV18 AutoCar, NDTV Profit Car & Bike India and Overdrive magazine. The car was conferred with the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) by automotive media of the country.
In Malaysia, the Hyundai i10 has also earned recognition through awards such as the Best People's Car in the Asian Auto – VCA Auto Industry Awards 2009, 1st Place in Asian Auto-Mudah.my Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009 in the Compact City Cars Category with a combined fuel efficiency of 5.0l/100 km, which is not only the best performance in its category but also throughout all the participating vehicles in Malaysia.
In 2008, Hyundai commemorated 10 years of operations in India by initiating a transcontinental drive from Delhi to Paris in two of its i10 Kappa cars. The drive covered a distance of 10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi) in just 17 days after which the i10s were showcased at the Paris Motor Show in October.
In 2009, the i10 became a popular buy in the United Kingdom during the Government Scrappage Scheme.
In 2013, automotive portal CarDekho awarded Hyundai i10 as 'Most Popular Hatchback' in India.
|Adult occupant protection:|
|Child occupant protection:||48%|
The amount of safety features varies from market to market. While most countries have the i10 equipped with airbags for all passengers, the entry level 1.1 manual transmission model in the Philippines can be sold without airbags. Since launch and as of August 2009, electronic stability control (ESC) was an order option for United Kingdom spec cars which prevents a five star EuroNCAP score.
In India, the first generation i10 was available in nine variants, and with two different engine options which is a 1.1L gasoline engine with manual transmission gearbox. This engine produces 66.7 PS (49 kW; 66 hp) and maximum torque of 10.1 kg⋅m (99 N⋅m; 73 lb⋅ft). The other engine is a 1.2 L Kappa engine which produces 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp) of maximum power and 11.4 kg⋅m (112 N⋅m; 82 lb⋅ft) of maximum torque.
Second generation (IA/BA; 2013)
|Second generation (IA/BA)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
Kia Picanto (TA)
|Wheelbase||2,385 mm (93.9 in)|
2,425 mm (95.5 in) (BA)
|Length||3,645 mm (143.5 in)|
3,765 mm (148.2 in) (BA)
|Width||1,660 mm (65.4 in)|
|Height||1,500 mm (59.1 in)|
1,520 mm (59.8 in) (BA)
1,655 mm (65.2 in) (Grand i10X)
|Curb weight||933–961 kg (2,057–2,119 lb)|
In August 2013, the i10s redesign was revealed by Hyundai's European design team led by Thomas Bürkle. The new car was 80 mm (3.1 in) longer, 65 mm (2.6 in) wider and 50 mm (2.0 in) lower than the previous model. The new dimensions result in a trunk space increase by 10%, totaling to 252 liters. Most versions can seat five occupants.
In addition to the previous generation, its equipment includes, depending on the version, automatic air conditioning, daytime running lights, curtain airbags, Tyre pressure monitoring system, hill-start-assist, and as options - cruise control, rear parking sensors, heated steering wheel and front seats or 15-inch alloy wheels.
Grand i10 (BA)
Hyundai Motor India released the model in September 2013 as the Grand i10. The Grand i10 differentiates from the European model with its wheelbase increase by 40 mm (1.6 in). The Grand i10 offers dual toned interiors, enlarged cabin space, keyless entry, push button on/off and auto folding outside mirrors that automatically open and fold when car is unlocked and locked. In addition, the car is equipped with rear AC vents and 1GB internal memory to store music, which are both first in its segment.
In February 2014, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) announced details on the Philippine market version of the Grand i10. The base models come with the 1.0-liter three cylinder gasoline engine while the 1.2-liter four cylinder engine is reserved for the range topping L automatic transmission model.
Introduced exclusively in Indonesia in 2015, the Grand i10X is a crossover-inspired variant of the Grand i10, featuring different front and rear bumpers and black plastic panels for the fender flares, door panels, rocker panels, and two-tone 14-inch alloy wheels.
Xcent/Grand i10 sedan
Prior to the official unveiling of the Grand i10, Hyundai Motor India revealed that a sedan variant will be launched in 2014. The new sedan, called the Xcent, was revealed in February 2014. It is designed to fit in the popular sub-4 metre sedan segment in India which emerged after the government imposed heavier tax for cars longer than 4,000 mm (157.5 in) in length. It is exported to numerous emerging countries as the Grand i10 sedan.
The European i10 was met with very positive reviews. John McIlroy of What Car? magazine gave the car a five-star rating, commenting that it "represents a major step forward over its predecessor – to the point where it's an extremely tempting alternative to a VW Up, and not just on price." Piers Ward of Top Gear gave the i10 a score of 8 out of 10, with his verdict being: "Yet another quality car from the Koreans. Cheap price, good design and with minimal compromise."
Matt Burt of Autocar gave it four and a half out of five stars, calling it "one of the most accomplished and well-rounded offerings in the city car segment, and has road manners that would embarrass a few much larger (and more expensive) vehicles."
Andrew English of The Daily Telegraph also gave the car four out of five stars, describing it as "Clever and quite a nice little car. Reasonable comfort, ride, handling and well put together, though not the most economical. It's certainly the best car Hyundai makes and wouldn't be disgraced as the family's main transport."
In India, the Grand i10 was awarded the 2014 Golden Steering Wheel in the hatchback category. It was also awarded "Car of the Year" and "Entry Hatchback of the Year" at the 2014 NDTV Car and Bike Awards. In the Philippines, the Grand i10 was awarded Best Mini Car of the Year by the Car Awards Group for 2014–2015.
|1.0L Kappa LPi||2013–2019||5–speed manual||67 PS (49 kW; 66 hp) @ 6,200 rpm||9.2 kg⋅m (90 N⋅m; 67 lbf⋅ft) @ 3,500 rpm||15.0s||153 km/h (95 mph)|
|1.0L Kappa MPi||5–speed manual
|66 PS (49 kW; 65 hp) @ 5,500 rpm||9.7 kg⋅m (95 N⋅m; 70 lbf⋅ft) @ 3,500 rpm||
|1.25L Kappa MPi||87 PS (64 kW; 86 hp) @ 6,000 rpm||12.3 kg⋅m (121 N⋅m; 89 lbf⋅ft) @ 4,000 rpm||
||175 km/h (109 mph)|
|1.25L Kappa MPi||2013–2019||5–speed manual
|83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) @ 6,000 rpm||11.6 kg⋅m (114 N⋅m; 84 lbf⋅ft) @ 4,000 rpm||
|1.1L U2 CRDi||2013–2019||5–speed manual||71 PS (52 kW; 70 hp) @ 4,000 rpm||16.3 kg⋅m (160 N⋅m; 118 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,500–2,750 rpm||15.6s||157 km/h (98 mph)|
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard on all European models.
Third generation (AC3/AI3; 2019)
|Third generation (AC3/AI3)|
|Also called||Hyundai Grand i10 (AI3)|
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (India, AI3)
Hyundai Aura (sedan)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Related||Hyundai Santro (AH2) (AI3)|
Kia Picanto (JA) (AC3)
|Wheelbase||2,425 mm (95.5 in) (AC3)|
2,450 mm (96.5 in) (AI3)
|Length||3,670 mm (144.5 in) (AC3)|
3,805 mm (149.8 in) (AI3)
|Width||1,680 mm (66.1 in)|
|Height||1,480 mm (58.3 in) (AC3)|
1,520 mm (59.8 in) (AI3)
|Curb weight||921–935 kg (2,030–2,061 lb)|
The third-generation model debuted in India as the Grand i10 Nios on 7 August 2019. The Grand i10 Nios, codenamed AI3, is longer than the previous-generation Grand i10 by 160 mm (6.3 in), or 40 mm (1.6 in).
The European i10 (codename: AC3) was revealed a month after the Indian model, just ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2019. This model has been designed, developed and built in Europe. The roof has also been lowered by 20 mm (0.8 in) and the width has been increased by 20 mm (0.8 in). It is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine, in addition to the 1.2-litre MPi. Both the engines get Idle Stop and Go (ISG) as standard, which helps improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions. The i10 N Line was also unveiled with a sportier exterior design.
The Euro-spec i10 production started at Hyundai Assan Otomotiv in January 2020.
Grand i10 (AI3)
The third-generation i10, marketed as the Grand i10 Nios was launched on 20 August 2019 in India and offered in 10 variants across petrol and diesel engines as well as manual and automatic transmissions. As it is the case with the second-generation model, it is also larger than the European model. This model is 135 mm (5.3 in) longer than the Euro-spec AC3 i10, with an its wheelbase extended by 25 mm (1.0 in). It is available with an eight-inch infotainment system, keyless entry with engine start/stop, 5.3-inch MID, and Arkamys sound system.
The Grand i10 Nios is available with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder diesel engine. Both the engines come with a common 5-speed manual and 5-speed automated manual transmission choices.
The AI3 Grand i10 was introduced in Vietnam in August 2021 in both hatchback and sedan models.
The Grand i10 was launched in Mexico on 16 July 2020 in hatchback and sedan models. Imported from India, it is offered in four trim levels: GL, GL Mid, GLS, and NS (hatchback only) and offered in automatic and manual transmissions. It is only available with a 1.2 litre engine.
Aura/Grand i10 sedan
|Top Speed (km/h)|
|1.0L Kappa II MPi||2019–present||5–speed manual
5-speed automated manual
|67 PS (49 kW; 66 hp) @ 5,500 rpm||9.8 kg⋅m (96 N⋅m; 71 lbf⋅ft) @ 3,750 rpm||
||156 km/h (97 mph)|
|1.0L Kappa II T-GDi||5–speed manual||100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) @ 6,000 rpm||17.5 kg⋅m (172 N⋅m; 127 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,500–4,000 rpm||10.5s||185 km/h (115 mph)|
|1.2L Kappa II MPi||5–speed manual
5-speed automated manual
|84 PS (62 kW; 83 hp) @ 6,000 rpm||12 kg⋅m (118 N⋅m; 87 lbf⋅ft) @ 4,200 rpm||
||171 km/h (106 mph)|
|1.2L U II CRDi||2019–present||5–speed manual
5-speed automated manual
|75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) @ 4,000 rpm||19.4 kg⋅m (190 N⋅m; 140 lbf⋅ft) @ 1,750–2,250 rpm|
The Indian-spec Grand i10 Nios (AI3) received a two star adult and child occupant rating from the Global NCAP. The car's structure and footwell area were deemed to be incapable of further loading. It is not equipped with three-point seat belts and head restraints for all passengers. It does not offer ESC or side airbags on any variant, but ISOFIX is offered on higher variants.
|2020 Hyundai i10, RHD (2 airbags)|
|Global NCAP scores|
|Adult Occupant stars|
|Child Occupant stars|
In contrast to the disastrous rating of the Indian version, the European Hyundai i10 scores 3 stars under much more stringent Euro NCAP protocol. Notable differences are the presence of more airbags, ESC and a strengthened structure. However, protection to vulnerable road users was rated at only 52% and the Safety Assistance systems scored 59%. Though AEB, Lane Keep Assist and steering-based driver monitoring are present, Euro NCAP states "The system performed marginally in tests of its detection and reaction to other vehicles".
|Euro NCAP scores|
|Vulnerable Road Users||52%|
|Bodyshell integrity (Front MDB test)||Stable|
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