Editorial Test Drive Review of Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.1 Blue Drive
Hyundai’s largest selling car in India is the i10 and for good reasons. For starters, the i10, with the 1.2-litre Kappa engine is India’s most fuel efficient petrol car. It might have odd ball and subjective looks but the i10 is one of the best places to be in in the Rs 4 to Rs 5 lakh bracket. The car got a slight revamp sometime back with changes done both to the outside as well as insides and the standard list of features. Step inside the i10 and you are greeted with quality of plastics and design that can shame cars from a higher price bracket. You do feel that your money was spent well and the i10 further impresses you with its feature list. For example, unlike some of the other cars in this price bracket, the i10 gets steering wheel controls even on its mid trim levels.
It also boasts of features like heated outside rear view mirrors, optional electric sun roof, height adjustable driver’s seat and reverse parking sensors. The i10 comes with two engine options, a 1.1-litre and a bigger, more powerful and efficient 1.2-litre engine. Both the engines are very good on power with the latter making the i10 the quickest car in the class easily. The gearbox is also a delight to use and this combined with a light steering makes driving the i10 a breeze in traffic.
Hyundai seems to have ticket the right boxes in the case of the i10. The company also offers an automatic gearbox variant with the 1.2-litre engine. In all, the i10 comes in nine different trim levels including two automatic ones and caters to a wide segment of users including the fair sex.
Expert Speak: High levels of quality, fuel efficient engines and an option for an automatic - the i10 is a clear winner in its class!
Pros: Value for money, featues, engine
Cons: Rear suspension, no diesel
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By David Posted on Jan,01,13 5:40 PM
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,By far the most economical car that I have ever owned in 60 years
Cons Average Interiors,
Having owned many cars in the past 60 years I can certainly say that this Hyundai is the best value for money. Low Road Tax, low insurance and fantastic fuel consumption (65 or more to the gallon), very nippy and one has to watch the speedo otherwise it is doing 85 before you know it but seems like 60 because it is so quiet. The only more comfortable vehicle that I have driven is a Ford Transit. The only poor side to this car is the small boot but as there are only two of us the fact that the rear seats fold away gives us more than enough space for the four large suitcases that we take on holidays. Another thing that I have to remember is filling up as the milage on a full tank is so great that I sometimes forget all about refuling until the warning signal comes on after I have driven more than 400 miles.