Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10 Variants

Petrol Variants
Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2
1086 cc Petrol, 19.81 kmpl
Rs. 3,91,138
Hyundai i10 Magna iRDE2
1086 cc Petrol, 19.81 kmpl
Rs. 4,10,975
Hyundai i10 Sportz
1197 cc Petrol, 19.81 kmpl
Rs. 4,46,919
LPG Variants
Hyundai i10 Magna Blue Drive
1086 cc LPG, 0 km/kg
Rs. 4,38,169
Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.1 Blue Drive
1197 cc LPG, 0 km/kg
Rs. 4,66,331

Editorial Test Drive Review of Hyundai i10

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Hyundiai i10 Rear View

The i10 made its world debut in the Indian market first, way back in the year 2007. Infact, Hyundai made India its export hub as well for this best-selling small car. The i10 was well received by the Indian market and soon the car overtook the Santro as the best-selling Hyundai in the Indian market. Time and again, the i10 has been among the top three selling cars in the Indian market and the new updated version, launched in September 2011, further increased its appeal among the users. Exterior wise, the i10 is designed keeping Hyundais Fluidic DNA in mind, the updated design isnt really a huge step forward as compared to the earlier version. The i10 now has a more up-market look and the front end has newer, bolder and bigger headlamps. The complete redesigning of the grille and bumper not only give it a hint of aggression but also create a more hexagonal frontal form, which can be seen other newer Hyundai products as well. The design upgrades continue on the sides and rear of the car, with new style wheels and redesigned rear lamps and bumper completing the new i10's contemporary and streetwise look. Step inside and the i10 can easily take in tall adults up front with three mid-sized people at the rear. Boot space is a very decent 225litres. What however makes you feel nice is the overall quality of the interiors. The look and feel of plastics is of the higher order and the design of the speedometer console and the fascia much better than most of the other cars in the same price band. All the buttons and the console get blue backlighting which looks terrific. The higher models also get steering mounted controls for the audio system with the latter being integrated perfectly into the central console. The cabin wears a mix of dark and light colors and it all seems to get along nicely. The i10 is sold in two engine options. The smaller 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) also received a minor update with the refreshed i10 in September 2011. It makes a maximum power of 69PS with an ARAI rated economy of 19.81kmpl. The better seller though is the bigger 1.2-litre engine option. This kappa2 unit now comes with a first-in-class VTVT (Variable Timing Valve Train) technology which basically gives you best of both the worlds performance and economy. Infact, at a rated 20.36kmpl. This engine gives 80 PS and is smooth and easy to drive. The i10 is also a very good highway car with the 1.2 engine feeling comfortable at an indicated 110-115km/h. Handling is nippy and pretty good and body control is also decent. Brakes work very well and ABS is standard on the top end Asta version. The i10 at speeds over bad roads can also turn out to be not so comfortable for rear passengers.Prices for the Hyundai i10 start at 3.6 lakhs to 6.1 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi and is a great hatchback. For a detailed analysis read below.

Pros: Good looking design, High re-sale value, Available as an automatic also, Available with LPG
Cons: No diesel, Mileage can be better (petrol), Lifeless steering

Hyundai i10 Interiors

One of the strongest points about the i10 has been its cabin space and quality. With a wheelbase that is longer than cars like the Chevrolet Beat and Ritz, space on the inside is very generous. The i10 can easily take in tall adults up front with three mid-sized people at the rear. Boot space is a very decent 225litres. What however makes you feel nice is the overall quality of the interiors. The look and feel of plastics is of the higher order and the design of the speedometer console and the fascia much better than most of the other cars in the same price band. All the buttons and the console get blue backlighting which looks terrific. The higher models also get steering mounted controls for the audio system with the latter being integrated perfectly into the central console. The cabin wears a mix of dark and light colors and it all seems to get along nicely. The i10 might not boast of an automatic climate control for the air-con but the rotary knobs feel and work just fine. The forward placed gear lever helps liberate a lot of space between the front two passengers you get two cup-holders and cubby holes each in front and rear of the hand-brake. Getting into a comfortable driving position is easy and the i10 offers you a good view of the surroundings. Space and comfort of the back seat is also above average and even the rear windows wind down all the way! We did miss dedicated cup or bottle holders for the rear passengers though.

What we like
The look and feel of plastics is of the higher order and there is lots of space also.
What we don't like
There is a lack of dedicated cup or bottle holders for the rear passengers.

Hyundai i10 Interiors Details

Hyundai i10 Boot space

Hyundai i10 has about 235litres of boot space which is not huge in comparison to the other hatchbacks out in the market but still is quite enough to carry some load.

Hyundai i10 Speedometer

i10 has beautiful illuminated speedometer although some complains that the blue light is disturbing to the eye sometimes.

Hyundai i10 Gear lever

i 10 has a gear lever which is well within the reach of the driver but it has a chunky silvery finish on the knob.

Hyundai i10 Cup holders

i10 has no cup holders inside the car.

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Hyundai i10 Exteriors

The i10 was never a hot or a sexy looking hatchback like some of its rivals. What it has always carried is smartness - there have no doubt been subjective views about how the car looks from the outside though the newer version has made the overall appearance much better. Designed keeping Hyundais Fluidic DNA in mind, the updated design isnt really a huge step forward as compared to the earlier version. The i10 now has a more up-market look and the front end has newer, bolder and bigger headlamps. The complete redesigning of the grille and bumper not only give it a hint of aggression but also create a more hexagonal frontal form, which can be seen other newer Hyundai products as well. The design upgrades continue on the sides and rear of the car, with new style wheels and redesigned rear lamps and bumper completing the new i10's contemporary and streetwise look. Dimension wise, the i10 is 3585mm long, 1595mm wide (as wide as the Chevrolet Beat) and 1550mm tall. All versions comes with 155/80 R13 wheels and the i10 is sold in a total of eight different color options. All versions come with steel wheels without optional alloys though the rear spoiler with integrated brake lamp on the top end versions does look nice. Ditto for the rear view mirror integrated indicators for some of the higher versions.

What we like
The i10 now has a more up-market look and the front end has newer, bolder and bigger headlamps.
What we don't like
The updated design isnt really a huge step forward as compared to the earlier version.

Hyundai i10 Exteriors Details

Hyundai i10 Front design

The i10s looks has crisp detailing like the hexagonal grille and sharp headlamps mean it still looks quite fresh.

Hyundai i10 Rear design

The i10 is a fairly tall car, essential for making the most of the interior space. One thing that instantly adds appeal to its design is the rear spoiler, but this is only standard on top-spec models. Thats a shame, because it helps to balance the cars proportions and adds a little character to the otherwise slightly anonymous shape.

Hyundai i10 Side profile

The trailing edge of the rear door seems unusually steeply raked, giving the impression that access could be tricky. Actually, the opposite is true. The fact that the rear door is longer than the front one no doubt helps this.

Hyundai i10 Ground Clearance

Hyundai i10 has about 165 mm of ground clearance.

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Hyundai i10 Engine & Performance

The i10 is sold in two engine options. The smaller 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) also received a minor update with the refreshed i10 in September 2011. It makes a maximum power of 69PS with an ARAI rated economy of 19.81kmpl. The better seller though is the bigger 1.2-litre engine option. This kappa2 unit now comes with a first-in-class VTVT (Variable Timing Valve Train) technology which basically gives you best of both the worlds performance and economy. Infact, at a rated 20.36kmpl, the i10 is the most efficient in its class. Further, the 1.2-litre engine produces 80PS of power along with 111Nm of torque one of the highest among hatchbacks in India. With a relatively lighter body weight, the i10 1.2 turns out be one hell of a city car. The engine is very responsive and its easy to pilot the car through small gaps. All this power also means that driving a fully loaded i10 with the air-con working doesnt strain the engine. The i10 is also a very good highway car with the 1.2 engine feeling comfortable at an indicated 110-115km/h. The NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) levels are surprisingly very good and can shame quite a few other so called smooth engines around. The engine gets good company in the form of the slick 5-speed manual gearbox. It has the best shift qualities among the segment today. The 1.2 engine also comes with an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.

What we like
The engine is very responsive and its easy to pilot the car through small gaps. All this power also means that driving a fully loaded i10 with the air-con working doesnt strain the engine.
What we don't like
Though it is a good highway car, the stability could have been better.

Hyundai i10 Engine and Performance Details

Hyundai i10 Acceleration

The i10 dispatches 100kph in 12.04sec.

Hyundai i10 Top speed

when pushed hard i10 clocked 156kph

Hyundai i10 In-gear acceleration

The Hyundai i10 can reach 40-60 in just 5.61 seconds and 80-100 in 5.5 seconds.

Hyundai i10 Gearbox

The 5-speed manual box works surprisingly well with the Kappa. Its pretty responsive and the surplus of power from the Kappa motor ensures that you never struggle to keep up with the traffic.

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Hyundai i10 Mileage and Running Costs

Hyundai i10 Petrol Mileage 19.81 kmpl

Hyundai i10 LPG Mileage --

The i10 is sold in two engine options. The smaller 1.1-litre iRDE2 (intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) also received a minor update with the refreshed i10 in September 2011. It makes a maximum power of 69PS with an ARAI rated economy of 19.81kmpl. The better seller though is the bigger 1.2-litre engine option. This kappa2 unit now comes with a first-in-class VTVT (Variable Timing Valve Train) technology which basically gives you best of both the worlds performance and economy. Infact, at a rated 20.36kmpl, the i10 is the most efficient in its class.

Hyundai i10 Mileage View full detail

Hyundai i10 Petrol Variants
Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2 19.81 kmpl
Hyundai i10 Magna iRDE2 19.81 kmpl
Hyundai i10 Sportz 19.81 kmpl
Hyundai i10 LPG Variants
Hyundai i10 Magna Blue Drive --
Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.1 Blue Drive --

Hyundai i10 Petrol Mileage

i10 gives 19kmpl of mileage on highway and 13.5kmpl in city. Overall it is 14.875kmpl of mileage.

Hyundai i10 Mileage Details

Hyundai i10 City fuel economy

Hyundai i10 returns about 13.5kmpl in the city

Hyundai i10 Highway fuel economy

i10 returns about 19kmpl in the highways.

Hyundai i10 ARAI rated economy

The various of the i10 returns Hyundai i10 D-Lite iRDE2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.81 kmpl Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.81 kmpl Hyundai i10 Magna iRDE2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 19.81 kmpl Hyundai i10 Magna 1.2 Kappa2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 20.36 kmpl Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.2 Kappa2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 20.36 kmpl Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.2 AT Kappa2 Fuel Petrol (ARAI Specified) 16.95 kmpl Hyundai i10 Asta 1.2 Kappa2

Hyundai i10 Tank Range

Hyundai i10 has about 855kms of tank range approx

Hyundai i10 Handling Braking & Safety

The i10 wears independent MacPherson strut up front with a torsion beam axle at the rear. First thing that strikes you when you drive the i10 is the super light steering wheel that is a boon for city traffic. Handling is nippy and pretty good and body control is also decent. Brakes work very well and ABS is standard on the top end Asta version.

What we like
The i10 is easy to drive and also has good handling.
What we don't like
The handling is not class best.

Hyundai i10 Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Hyundai i10 Handling

The i10 manages to flow over undulating, lumpy B-roads almost with the aplomb of a large family hatchback. You can certainly feel what speed youre doing, just as you would expect of such a small, short car, but the car's handling and ride always feels measured and controlled.

Hyundai i10 Braking performance

i10 has a front ventilated discs and drums at the break. It manages to provide i10 with a descent braking. The i10s braking is more than up to the job, with good feel, strong retardation and a commendable resistance to fade.

Hyundai i10 Safety features

First-in class reverse parking sensors and the reassurance of dual airbags and ABS, you don't have to worry about safety anymore while you enjoy your Next Gen drive.

Hyundai i10 ABS

Hyundai i10 has an option for ABS(anti lock braking).

Hyundai i10 Traction control

Hyundai i10 does not come with a traction control.

Hyundai i10 Comfort & Suspension

The i10 wears independent MacPherson strut up front with a torsion beam axle at the rear. First thing that strikes you when you drive the i10 is the super light steering wheel that is a boon for city traffic. The EPS steering doesnt put any load on the engine (unlike hydraulic ones) and though some experts might crib about the lack of a feel at high speeds, the fact is that the i10 is meant to a family car and does the job very well. Typical broken roads at city speeds are dismissed off easily and only when the pot-holes become craters do you feel the limitations of the suspensions set-ups. The i10 at speeds over bad roads can also turn out to be not so comfortable for rear passengers. At highway speeds, the i10 does feel very stable, thanks for its long wheelbase. Brakes work very well and ABS is standard on the top end Asta version.

What we like
The steering is light and the refinement and easy to drive nature is well maintained.
What we don't like
The i10 at speeds over bad roads can also turn out to be not so comfortable for rear passengers.

Hyundai i10 Comfort & Suspension Details

Hyundai i10 Comfort

Hyundai i10 is reasonably spacious, with decent headroom. The i10s high-set drivers seat, though good for visibility, lacks thigh support and, like in the rear, the cushions feel a touch too hard.

Hyundai i10 Front suspension

The front suspension in the i10 has McPherson Strut with Stabilizer Bar which is able to handle the pot holes pretty well.

Hyundai i10 Rear suspension

The rear suspension has CTBA with coil spring.

Hyundai i10 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3565 mm
Overall Width 1595 mm
Overall Height 1550 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm

Engine

Torque 99Nm @4500rpm
Displacement 1086 cc
Power 69PS @5500rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 155/80 R13
Wheel Size 13 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Hyundai i10 Features

Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2 Magna iRDE2 Sportz Magna Blue Drive Sportz 1.1 Blue Drive
ABS
Airbags Front-
Rear-
Power Steering
Power Windows Front-
Rear-
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Hyundai i10 Colors

  • Phantom Black
  • Garnet Red
  • Stone Beige
  • Electric Red
  • Ice Silver
  • Carbon Grey
  • Sleek Silver
  • Crystal White

Hyundai i10 Price

Hyundai i10 Price in New Delhi

Rs 3.91 L - 4.66 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Hyundai i10 ranges from Rs 3.91 Lakh to Rs 4.66 Lakh. Hyundai i10 is available in 5 variants. To find the on road price of Hyundai i10 you need to click on the check on road price.

Hyundai i10 has 3 Petrol variant(s), 2 LPG variant(s), the cheapest variant is Hyundai i10 Era iRDE2 which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 3.91 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.1 Blue Drive which has a LPG engine and is for Rs 4.66 Lakh .

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Hyundai i10 - realy beauty with real power
By Posted on Nov,11,20 3:54 AM

Pros amazing driving pleasure, very very smooth steering, almost no noise of engine

Cons i bit costly..

Hi I recently got my new lovly car - I-10 Sportz with 1.2 L Kappa engine. the first think i would love to tell, u get amazing driving pleasure only in I10. the position of gear shifting nob (first in class) is superb.. it gives you the feeling of driving an SUV or sport car. Engine is very tuned and with almost no noise( at signals, you have to look at RPM meter to check whether eninge is ON or OFF...). Streering is such soft that u feel it is moving on MAKKHAN base... Go for I10 guys... this is real beauty with all the power.

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Hyundai i10 magna 1.2
By Posted on May,05,31 4:28 AM

Pros Great car with good looks & Beautiful interiors...

Cons Luxrious Interiors In hatch back cars on Indian roads...

i10 Magna1.2 is a great car comfortable wise it is very good... & its interiors is so fantastic like bigger cars...Driving is so smooth & enjoyable with good pickup..I fall in love with this car in my first drive of my brand new i10 magna 1.2.. Interior & Looks wise it is awosome car.....

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Buy the best (no.1)not wat is the third ,fourth best.
By Posted on Mar,03,26 9:38 AM

Pros very old technology

Cons ita a CON.

Well wat is hyundai babling abt I10 kappaa motor.its just that they have a 16 valve motor naw isnted of a 8 valve one on the santro..thats nothing. An wat abt ut microprossers ,its 10 bit ,even a 800 has a 16-32 bit in thier motor.Maruti had developed this motor when it launched 800,an hyundai is doing it after 25 years later then maruti,,so nothins new ..people plz clear out fact when ever u go an buy a car i have given one example ,buy wat is the best in the car with the latest tech spechs.Its ur hard ernd mony dont wast it in hyundai cars..regards to all.

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i10 problems- group to take up the issue at right forum
By Posted on Oct,10,04 7:11 PM

Pros ok exterior looks

Cons everything else

My friend had a pathetic experience with i10, initial looks very good bt later on interior gets dirty, gear has sever problem could not be repaire till date, mileage pathetic, pick up in second gear really poor,,,,,,,,, all these are the problems complains i have already registered many times and to top it up there service pathetic...i have read some articles where many of us are very annoyed with the Hyundai service center ...i am asking every one to join this forum and then we will collectively raise the voice...Pl no sales gyan required..enough is enough...and to top it up ...the over all product is pathetic...i have written it earlier also and writing it in this review also so that all buyers and non buyers can read it and comment on it...

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Value for Money Great Car
By Posted on Feb,02,11 4:30 PM

Pros Great looks, good mileage, pindrop silence inside

Cons Missing company fitted ICE

Hello everybody, I have been using i10 Magna 1.2 for the last one year. I bought it after a lot of consultation and browsing several of such forums on the net. Although I had planned to buy a Maruti since I was using Santro earlier but when I got good pricing, value for my old car and state-of-art technology and features in this Car, I decided to go for the same. Moreover, when I bought it last year, the K series engine in Zen Estilo, Ritz, etc. was not launched by Maruti. I must saying its good on fuel efficiency as I could get 18 kmltr on Highways and 14 kmlt in the City (I am living in crowded Delhi though). All it need is an understanding. The pindrop silence inside the Car happened to be the most admirable thing for me in this Car as it allows me to enjoy gossips and chit chat while driving with family. We all love it, its a value for money great Car from Hyundai.

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