Regulars here would know that we have been reporting a lot about the upcoming 2014 Hyundai i10 hatchback. The Hyundai i10 saw conquering the lower B segment when it was launched back in 2007. However, thanks to the advent of more modern and diesel powered rivals, sales of the current gen i10 started witnessing a downfall.
All this is looking set to change with the arrival of the second generation 2014 Hyundai i10. It is being said that the new car would not just grow in size but would also have a diesel engine to get rid of i10’s Achilles heel.
Codenamed as the BA, the new i10 might be launched in India with the i15 nameplate and sit between the current i10 and the i20. The new i10 has been benchmarked against the VW Up! and we also saw Hyundai Motors India Ltd. testing the diesel variant of the new i10 against high selling Swift D, Ritz D and Figo D.
The styling of the 2014 i10 will be based on the ‘Fluidic sculpture’ design language and the interior styling could be borrowed from the new i30.
Powering the petrol variants of the 2014 Hyundai i10 would be a 1-litre Kappa engine for the entry level models and the 1.2 litres Kappa engine for high end variants. The diesel engine on duty would be a new 1.1L CRDI turbo diesel that will sport variable geometry turbo for the new i10.
The new i10 will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and expect a late 2013 launch in the Indian market.
Source – Team-BHP.com