It hasn’t even been 24 hours since we last reported about sighting of a 2014 Hyundai i10 test mule and here we have more spy pics of the car. The car was spotted earlier today by our friend Vikram Singh Shekhawat. The car that has been spotted was seen bearing MH-12 registration plates and is the same car that we earlier spotted in Pune.
As can be easily made out from these spy pics, the upcoming car is clearly almost half a shoe size bigger than the current i10. Also, the recent pics reveal more details about how the upcoming car would look like.
It can also be seen in the pics that the next i10’s greenhouse is similar in basic shape but has definitely grown in size.
There have been various speculations regarding the upcoming gen car. However, what the upcoming car would be positioned as in India is anybody’s guess. While there are many who feel that the car would replace the i10 in our market, there also are some who think that the upcoming hatchback would sit between the i10 and the i20. The same reports also say that the hatchback, which has been codenamed as BA, would be sold with the i15 moniker. It is also being said that the car current i10, which is fast getting dated, would take the role of the Hyundai Santro Xing in Indian car market.
The next gen i10 will be considerably larger than the current car, while sporting the plus points of the current gen model. The car will be sold with both petrol and diesel engine options and is likely to get a 1.1 Litre turbo diesel motor for the diesel variant. This engine will have a max power output of 75 Bhp of a peak torque figure of 150 Nm. The Hyundai BA is also expected to spawn a compact sedan in future. This sedan would sit beneath the India bound Hyundai HB20S based compact sedan and might throw open gates to an all new segment of small sedans.
The 2014 Hyundai i10 could be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year.