2019 i10 (LA)
|Body and chassis|
|Class||City car (A)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
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 second generation of the car was presented in August 2013 and released in the beginning of 2014. A slightly larger version, the Grand i10, was developed primarily for the Indian market and was released in September 2013, together with a sedan model, the Hyundai Xcent.
First generation (PA; 2007)
|First generation (PA)|
|Also called||Dodge i10 (Mexico)|
Inokom i10 (Malaysia)
|Body and chassis|
|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, also known as the Santro. 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 gaping air dam, pulled-back headlamps, chrome lined grille, integrated clear lens fog lamps, a hood that has a clam shell hint and a rear window with an up swept kink.
The tailgate has a chrome lined boot release handle, and an integrated roof spoiler on the top end versions.
Overall length (3,565 mm) and wheelbase (2,380 mm) are identical to the Santro 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 lever is built into the center console, leaving space between the front seats for a couple of cup holders.
In September 2010, Hyundai introduced a facelift for the i10. Sporting an innovative design look and an array of contemporary features.
Hyundai introduced an all new front end design inspired by the Fluidic Sculpture design language. Its centrepiece is a new radiator grille which features chrome detailing. It also boasts a bracing set of 3D wraparound headlamps with multi reflector chrome surround fog lamps. The bumpers have also been redesigned with a new front grille to lend a more aggressive look.
It also features a micro roof antenna, body color door handles and the side indicator lights incorporated on the outside rear view mirror. The rear of new i10 boasts of sleek and elongated tail lamps, bold rear bumper with body colored inserts as well as rear bumper reflectors and trendy full wheel cover.
The new i10 has a two tone beige and light brown color in certain markets. To impart a more aesthetic appeal, the interiors have been accentuated with chrome and silver accents at multiple points. Other interesting design features like metal finish center console, new instrument cluster, blue interior illumination, etc., have been added to offer a more luxurious and ergonomic experience.
Apart from this, the i10 brings in a host of highly innovative design features like first in segment gear shift indicator display (M/T only), digital fuel indicator, Bluetooth, steering mounted audio and bluetooth controls and multiple power outlets.
i10 iRDE 1.1
i10 Kappa 1.2
The i10 also comes 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 is available in Europe and Indian Market, but has not yet been introduced into the United Kingdom.
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 Technology to further improve performance of this engine. Hyundai engineers have taken the existing 1.2 liter four cylinder Kappa engine and added VTVT (Variable Timing and Valve Train). The i10 is the first small car in the country to receive variable valve timing making it, on paper at least, the most sophisticated 1.2 liter engine in its segment (the Honda Jazz also has an i-VTEC head but is a segment higher).
This system, working on the intake side, helps in altering the valve timing and lift according to the situation and thus improves low end responses and fuel efficiency. VTVT has not increased the horsepower and it is still rated at 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp). However the engine is reported to feel more refined and show very little vibration at higher revs
Accolades and feats
Hyundai i10 was widely 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 many 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, leading 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) is still a special order option for United Kingdom spec cars which prevents a full 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)|
Pre-facelift Hyundai i10
|Body and chassis|
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 is 80 mm (3.1 in) longer, 65 mm (2.6 in) wider and 50 mm (2.0 in) lower than the outgoing model. The new dimensions result in a trunk space increase by 10%, totaling to 252 liters. Most versions can seat five occupants.
The engines offered on the European model are as follows:
- 1.0 liter three cylinder gasoline with 66 HP (48 kW) and 94 Nm (69 lb-ft) of torque
- 1.0 liter three cylinder bifuel with 67 HP (49 kW) and 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) of torque (on LPG)
- 1.2 liter four cylinder gasoline with 87 HP (64 kW) and 120 Nm (88 lb-ft) of torque.
|Model||Year||Transmission||Power||Torque||0–100 km/h (0-62 mph)
|Top Speed (km/h)|
|1.0L Kappa LPi||2013–2019||5–speed manual||67 PS (49 kW; 66 hp) @ 6200 rpm||9.2 kg⋅m (90 N⋅m; 67 lbf⋅ft) @ 3500 rpm||15.0s||153|
|1.0L Kappa MPi||5–speed manual
|66 PS (49 kW; 65 hp) @ 5500 rpm||9.7 kg⋅m (95 N⋅m; 70 lbf⋅ft) @ 3500 rpm||
|1.25L Kappa MPi||87 PS (64 kW; 86 hp) @ 6000 rpm||12.3 kg⋅m (121 N⋅m; 89 lbf⋅ft) @ 4000 rpm||
|1.25L Kappa MPi||2013–2019||5–speed manual
|83 PS (61 kW; 82 hp) @ 6000 rpm||11.6 kg⋅m (114 N⋅m; 84 lbf⋅ft) @ 4000 rpm||
|1.1L U2 CRDi||2013–2019||5–speed manual||71 PS (52 kW; 70 hp) @ 4000 rpm||16.3 kg⋅m (160 N⋅m; 118 lbf⋅ft) @ 1500-2750 rpm||15.6s||157|
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, ESP as standard an all models (in Europe), hill-start-assist, and as options - cruise control, rear parking sensors, heated steering wheel (together with the front seats) or 15-inch alloy wheels.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard on this redesign of the Hyundai i10.
Hyundai Grand i10
Hyundai Motor India released the new model in September 2013 as the Grand i10; it slots between the first generation i10, which will continue to be manufactured for the Indian market, and the i20. The Grand i10 differentiates from the European model with its wheelbase increase by 40 mm (1.6 in). The Grand i10 was launched in September at prices ranging from Rs. 429,000 to Rs. 641,000.
The Grand i10 is available with three engine options:
- 1.1 liter three cylinder U2 CRDi diesel
- 1.2 liter four cylinder gasoline
- 1.0 liter three cylinder LPG
The diesel engine delivers a mileage of approximately 24.0 kmpl (ARAI figure).
In February 2014, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) announced details on the Philippine market version of the Grand i10. The U2 CRDi engine is not offered in the country; instead, 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.
The Grand i10 offers host of features, like 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.
Hyundai Grand i10X
Introduced exclusively in Indonesia in 2015, the Grand i10X is a crossover variant of the Grand i10, featuring different front and rear bumpers and black plastic panels for the fender flares, door panels, and rocker panels, and two-tone 14" alloy wheels.
Marketing and positioning
The Grand i10 is positioned to compete with the Maruti Swift in India and other similar cars in the segment. In the Philippines, the Grand i10 is in competition with the Mitsubishi Mirage and Toyota Wigo. Starting from summer 2019, the first Grand i10 is only available for fleet purposes.
Prior to the official unveiling of the Grand i10, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. revealed that a sedan variant will be launched in 2014. The new sedan, called the Xcent, was revealed in February 2014 and hit showrooms in March 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 Hyundai Grand i10 sedan.
The European i10 was met with very positive reviews. John McIlroy of What Car? magazine gave the car a perfect 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.
Third generation (AC3/AI3; 2019)
|Third generation (AC3/AI3)|
|Also called||Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (India, AI)|
|Body and chassis|
|Related||Hyundai Aura (AI)|
Hyundai Santro (AH2) (AI)
Kia Picanto (JA) (AC)
|Wheelbase||2,425 mm (95.5 in)|
2,450 mm (96.5 in) (AI)
|Length||3,670 mm (144.5 in)|
3,805 mm (149.8 in) (AI)
|Width||1,680 mm (66.1 in)|
|Height||1,480 mm (58.3 in)|
1,520 mm (59.8 in) (AI)
|Curb weight||921–935 kg (2,030–2,061 lb)|
The third generation i10 was unveiled in India on 7 August 2019 as the Grand i10 Nios. It was launched on 20 August 2019 and offered in 10 variants across petrol and diesel engines as well as manual and automatic transmissions.
This model is longer than the previous by 160 mm (6.3 in), or 40 mm (1.6 in) comparing to the previous Grand i10, and is available with an eight-inch infotainment system, SmartKey keyless entry with engine start/stop, 5.3-inch MID, and Arkamys sound system.
The Grand i10 came to Mexico in July 2020 in hatchback and saloon models and it is offered in four trim levels: GL, GL Mid, GLS and NS (hatchback only) in automatic and manual transmissions. It is imported from India.
In India, the model was unveiled on 20 August 2019, in India. It is bigger than the European model, it is 3,805 mm long, 1,680 mm wide and 1,520 mm high. There is also a sedan (automobile) called Hyundai Aura, which was debuted on 19 December 2019.
Indian-spec Hyundai Grand i10 received a two star overall rating by the Global NCAP. The car's structure and footwell area was rated unstable, it also does not come with standard ISOFIX child-seat anchors or has three-point seat belts for all passengers.
|Global NCAP scores|
|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|
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