hyundai i10 Review
The Hyundai i10 review
maruthi 800,Santro,Indica,alto,Matiz, spark and now another one of these small cars have entered the Indian market in a big way.i dont remember another non maruthi vehicle ushered into the Indian market with such pomp and show.
Hyundai has roped in none other than the undisputed king of Bollywood -- Shahrukh Khan for i10 promotions.
Can it live up to its hype?
Is it just another hype only flop?
Let us see.
DIMENSION & WEIGHT
Overall Length (mm) : 3565
Overall Width (mm) : 1595
Overall Height (mm) : 1550
Wheelbase (mm) : 2380
Ground Clearance (mm) : 165
Front Track (mm) : 1400
Rear Track (mm) : 1385
Kerb Weight (Kg) : 860-952(M/T)
Fuel Tank capacity (l) : 35
ENGINE : iRDE 1.1
Configuration : In-line, 4 cylinder
Displacement (cc) : 1086
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) : 66.7/5500
Maximum Torque (Kgm/rpm) : 10.1/2800
SUSPENSIONS Front Suspension : McPherson Strut with Stabilizer Bar and "I" type subframe Rear Suspension : CTBA with coil spring Rear Shock Absorbers : Hydraulic
BRAKES Front : Disc Rear : Drum
TYRE Size : 155/80 R13 Type : Tubeless
From the front the i10 dazzles..A cool in your face look witha cute attachment to it...Seems like a big car.A beauty.
From the back,it looks a bit crammy,like something jammed into it.Still fair for a small car.
The interiors are quite roomy with ample space.It seems like a higher end car withits two tone colour scheme and quality interiors.Great for a small car.The luggage space too is decent but the deep loading-lip can be a cause of concern while loading/unloading baggage.
Performance and mileage
The i10 gives a solid performance,but not as good as the spark.But if you are looking for a powerful car with good acceleration,the i10 is not for you..The drive in i10 sometimes resembles an alto with a powerless feeling.Compared to spark and other cars,the i10 is less powerful.The handling is also not that efficient.For that price Hyundai should havegiven a more powerful car.
i10 does not hold great promise in the fuel efficiency department.Well the average mileage i clocked was about 12.5km/l..Bad for that segment.Worse than Santro.Mileage can change with user habits though.But dont expect a huge increase in mileage.
The i10 is not very difficult to maintain.But it still leaves a hole in your pocket.Dont expect a maruthi style maintanence from hyundai.
overall i dont think,the i10 is a great buy for the ordinary customer.i think the spark beats the i10 in almost all departments,except the front looks and a bit more space.The new service packs from chevrolet further adds to the spark of Spark.
So think twice before you buy an i10.