The Hyundai i10 has had a good run in the Indian market, just like the lovable Santro, which is now at the end of its motoring tether. Following in the footsteps of the latter, the i10 will now don the black and yellow color scheme and will be introduced as taxis in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata in the coming weeks.
In Kolkata, the end of the Ambassdaor’s run will see the i10 catch up real quick, while in Mumbai, the i10 will be put to service as the Santro departs from Hyundai’s production lines. The company will be offering the CNG option to meet the requirement of the cab market. The CNG kit will be retrofitted, and not factory-fitted. The company has made small changes to the i10 and created a new trim without power steering and non A/C.
“Hyundai Santro is the most preferred car in the taxi segment on account of low cost of acquisition and low cost of operation. To build on this segment further, Hyundai would be introducing i10 – as a taxi option – so as to provide taxi operators with another option,” said Rakesh Srivastava, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Hyundai Motor India.