The 2014 Hyundai i10 aka i15 aka Brilliant have been regularly making it to our news section these days and is among the most eagerly awaited cars of recent times.
Basically, the 2014 Hyundai i10 (codename – Hyundai BA) is the next generation of the popular lower B segment hatchback from Hyundai and is being expected to come with more spacious interiors, a diesel engine variant and a longer equipment list.
The new 2014 Hyundai i10 has been spotted testing in India on several occasions and it is being said that the new car would be launched in our country soon after it makes its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. Unlike the current generation of i10 hatchback, which is manufactured only in India, the next generation 2014 i10 will also be produced in Turkey.
Now, in the latest development related to the new car, it has emerged that the Chennai plant of Hyundai Motors India Ltd will produce as many as 18 variants of the 22014 i10 including the LHD models for export market. Out of these 18 variants, 10 variants are for the RHD markets.
The entry level model will be available with all engine options. The engines on offer will include a 1.2 litre Kappa petrol motor with a 5 speed manual gearbox, a 1.2 litre Kappa petrol with CVT gearbox, a 1.2L Kappa Bi-fuel (LPG+Petrol) engine with 5 speed manual gearbox and the much awaited 1.1 litre direct injection diesel engine with a 5 speed manual gearbox.
The next trim level will have ABS along with power windows, aircon, power steering and other features of the base model. This trim level will be available with three engine options- 1.2 litre Kappa MT, 1.2 litre Kappa CVT and the 1.1L diesel MT.
The next trim level will also get Electronic Stability Control (ESC) along with ABS but will be available only with the petrol-only engine options- 1.2 litre Kappa MT and 1.2 litre Kappa CVT.
The flagship variant will also get goodies like Idle Stop and Go (ISG) system to enhance the fuel economy. This trim level too will be available only with the 1.2 litre Kappa MT and CVT engine variants.
The reason for Hyundai skipping on offering more features on the diesel variant is the need to price the diesel model competitively.