Only today we posted that the 2014 Hyundai i10 has been spotted testing near Hyundai’s Chennai plant. We reported that the car was seen driving among a group of cars that also consisted of Maruti Swift ZDI, Ford Figo TDCI Titanium and Maruti Ritz VDI. There are good chances that Hyundai Motors India Ltd is busy benchmarking the diesel variant of the new i10 against the high selling diesel cars in the B segment of Indian car market.
Now, we have a new set of pics that shows the 2014 Hyundai i10 test mules undergoing tests on Indian soil. It has become a well known fact that the 2014 Hyundai i10 aka Hyundai Brilliant will be launched in India soon after its international debut. It may be noted that the Hyundai i10 is an important car for Hyundai Motors India Ltd. The i10 can be safely credited with successfully taking the mantle from the Hyundai Santro and the car was seen giving sleepless nights to most of its rivals when it was first launched in the country. While the India-spec i10 is fast losing out to newer and diesel engined rivals, there was once a time when the car sent most of its competition running back to the drawing boards.
It is being said that the new i10 will be leagues ahead of the current car and might be seen upping the ante in its segment. We won’t be too surprised if that happens as Hyundai surely knows a thing or two about making well sorted out small cars.
Hyundai Motors India Ltd. will launch the new i10 in both diesel and petrol variants. The new i10’s diesel engine will be a three cylinder version of the i20’s diesel engine and will have a peak power figure of 68 bhp and a max torque rating of 160Nm. The car might have a fuel economy of as high as 24-25kmpl. The petrol variant will continue to be powered by the same 1.2 litre variable valve tech Kappa engine that powers the current generation of the car.