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First generation (20072014)

First generation (PA)

Also called
Body style


Curb weight

Dodge i10 (Mexico)
Inokom i10 (Malaysia)
Chennai, India (Hyundai India)
Kulim, Malaysia (Inokom)
Thomas Brkle[1]
Body and chassis
5-door hatchback
Kia Picanto
1.0 L Kappa II I3 (petrol)
1.1 L Epsilon I4 (petrol)
1.2 L Kappa I4 (petrol)
1.1 L U-Line I3 (diesel)
5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
2,380 mm (93.7 in)
3,565 mm (140.4 in)
1,595 mm (62.8 in)
1,550 mm (61.0 in)
9251,040 kg (2,0392,293 lb)

The first generation i10 had its world premiere on 31 October 2007, in New Delhi, India.[2] It is
produced in India at Hyundai's Chennai plant for the domestic and export markets.

In Europe, it has four different versions: Classic, Style, Comfort and Eco Blue Version, with a
smaller 1.0-litre engine. All versions come with front electric windows, ABS, air conditioning
and an RDS radio/CD player with a USB connection.

Hyundai started development of the i10 to replace the Hyundai Atos, also known as the Santro.
The development for the concept was code-named Hyundai PA. The car was targeted primarily
at the Indian market and intended for production in India, given the popularity of hatchback
subcompacts in the country.


2007 Hyundai i10, front view

2007 Hyundai i10, rear view

The i10 has a large gaping air-dam, pulled-back headlamps, chrome-lined grill, integrated clear
lens fog lamps, a bonnet that has a clam shell hint and a rear window with an upswept kink.
The tailgate has a chrome-lined boot-release handle and an integrated roof spoiler on the top- end
Overall length (3,565 mm) and wheelbase (2,380 mm) are identical to the Santro with slightly
more interior space; Ergonomic design was intended to accommodate tall drivers and increasing
rear knee room. The width has been increased (and front and rear track) by 70 mm (2.8 in) for
more shoulder room. The height has been reduced by 40 mm (1.6 in). Boot space at 225 litres
(7.9 cu ft) is significantly lower than that of Getz.

The interior has a plastic dash housing with an optional integrated stereo. The instrument
binnacle has a large white-faced speedometer, flanked by the tachometer and fuel and
temperature gauges.
The gear lever is built into the centre console, leaving space between the front seats for a couple
of cup holders.

2011 Hyundai i10 facelift, front view
2011 Hyundai i10 facelift, rear view
In September 2010, Hyundai introduced a facelift for the i10. Sporting an innovative design look
and an array of contemporary features.
Hyundai introduced an all-new front-end design inspired by the Fluidic Sculpture design
language. Its centrepiece is a new radiator grill which features chrome detailing. It also boasts a
bracing set of 3D wraparound headlamps with multi-reflector chrome surround fog lamps. The
bumpers have also been redesigned with a new front grille to lend a more aggressive look.
It also features a micro roof antenna, body colour door handles and the side indicator lights
incorporated on the outside rear view mirror. The rear of new i10 boasts of sleek and elongated
tail lamps, bold rear bumper with body coloured inserts as well as rear bumper reflectors and
trendy full wheel cover.
The new i10 has a two-tone beige and light brown colour in certain markets. To impart a more
aesthetic appeal, the interiors have been accentuated with chrome and silver accents at multiple
points. Other interesting design features like metal finish centre console, new instrument cluster,
blue interior illumination, etc., have been added to offer a more luxurious and ergonomic
Apart from this, the i10 brings in a host of highly innovative design features like first- insegment gear shift indicator display (M/T only), digital fuel indicator, Bluetooth, steering
mounted audio & bluetooth controls and multiple power outlets

i10 iRDE 1.1
The i10 was launched with a 1.1 litre 65 bhp (48 kW; 66 PS) I4 iRDE engine - the same motor
used in the Kia Picanto and Hyundai Atos Prime/Santro Xing but with lower CO2 emissions.

i10 Kappa 1.2

The i10 also comes with a 1.2 litre petrol Euro-5 compliant engine (called the Kappa engine),
with the same CO2 emissions as the 1.1L version. The spark plug of the 1.2L is non-standard.
i10 Diesel
A 1.1 litre 3-cylinder diesel CRDi variant is available in Europe but has not yet been introduced
into the UK and Indian market.
i10 Electric
Main article: Hyundai BlueOn
Hyundai recently launched i10 Electric in Delhi Auto Expo and is expected to be available in
India by 2011.[3] The i10-based electric car is called BlueOn.[4]
i10 Kappa-2 1.2
In 2010 Hyundai launched a facelifted version of the i10 in India which uses a Kappa 2 engine
with VTVT Technology to further improve performance of this engine. Hyundai engineers have
taken the existing 1.2-litre 4-cylinder Kappa engine and added VTVT (Variable Timing and
Valve Train). The i10 is the first small car in the country to receive variable valve timing making
it, on paper at least, the most sophisticated 1.2-litre engine in its segment (the Honda Jazz also
has an i-VTEC head but is a segment higher). This system, working on the intake side, helps in
altering the valve timing and lift according to the situation and thus improves low-end responses
and fuel efficiency. VTVT hasnt increased the horsepower and it is still rated at 80 PS (59 kW;
79 hp). However the engine is reported to feel more refined and show very little vibration at
higher revs

Accolades and feats

Hyundai i10 was widely recognized as "Car of the Year 2008" by various automotive magazines
and TV channels in India like BS Motoring, CNBC-TV18 AutoCar,[5] NDTV Profit Car & Bike
India[6] and Overdrive magazine. The car was conferred with the Indian Car of the Year
(ICOTY) by automotive media of the country.[7]
In Malaysia the Hyundai i10 has also earned recognition through many awards such as the Best
People's Car in the Asian Auto VCA Auto Industry Awards 2009,[8] 1st Place in Asian Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009 in the Compact City Cars Category with a combined
fuel efficiency of 5.0l/100 km, which is not only the best performance in its category but also
throughout all the participating vehicles in Malaysia.[9] The Hyundai i10 also won the New
Straits Times / Maybank Car of the Year Award in the Entry Level Car category two times
consecutively in 2009 and 2010.[10][11]
In 2008, Hyundai commemorated 10 years of operations in India by initiating a transcontinental
drive from Delhi to Paris in two of its i10 Kappa cars. The drive covered a distance of 10,000

kilometres (6,200 mi) in just 17 days after which the i10s were showcased at the Paris Motor
Show in October.[12] At the Paris Motor Show Hyundai unveiled the Hyundai i20.
In 2013, leading automotive portal CarDekho awarded Hyundai i10 as 'Most Popular Hatchback'
in India.[13]

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 5-door hatchback variant on a 2008 registration:[14]
Adult occupant:
Child occupant:
Safety assist:


ASEAN NCAP test results for a RHD, 5-door hatchback variant on a 2011 registration:[15]
Adult occupant protection:
Child occupant protection: 48%
The amount of safety features varies from market to market. While most countries have the i10
equipped with airbags for all passengers, the entry-level 1.1 manual transmission model in the
Philippines can be sold without airbags.
Since launch and as of August 2009, electronic stability control (ESC) is still a special-order
option for UK spec cars which prevents a full 5-star EuroNCAP score.

After the huge success of Hyundai Santro, Indias second largest auto manufacturer Hyundai
Motor Co launched Hyundai i10 in same hatchback segment and it has gained much popularity
in Indian market since its launch in 2007. Hyundai i10 is a premium hatchback segment model
that takes place between Hyundai Santro and Hyundai Getz. Offering quality and equipment for
the customers is the key priority of Hyundai i10.
In India Hyundai i10 is available with nine variants, and with two different engine options. Two
variants (D-lite and Era) of Hyundai i10 are equipped with 1.1L, 1086 cc, IRDE (Intelligent
Responsive Drive Engine) petrol engine with manual transmission gearbox. This engine
produces 66.7 PS (49 kW; 66 hp) of maximum power at 5500 rpm and maximum torque of
10.1 kgm (99 Nm; 73 lbft) at 2500 rpm. HMIL (Hyundai Motor India Ltd) makes the Hyundai

i10 price very competitive in the Indian auto market. Car is available in 3.5 to 5 lakh range and it
is giving very tough competition to all other cars of this segment.
The rest seven variants of Hyundai i10 are powered by its popular 1.2L, 1197 cc, Kappa engine
produces the 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp) of maximum power at 5200 rpm and 11.4 kgm (112 Nm;
82 lbft) of maximum torque at 4000 rpm. This Kappa engine is well known for offering high
engine performance with better fuel efficiency.
Hyundai i10 models

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10
Magna AT
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10
Sportz AT
Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10
Asta w/Sun
Hyundai i10
Asta AT

It is the base variant of Hyundai i10 that comes with 1.1L, IRDE engine but it
does not offer few standard features like Adjustable Steering Wheel, Central
Locking, Power Windows, Wheel Covers, Tachometer, CD/MP3 Player, Fog
Lamps and Body Colored Bumpers.
This variant also comes with 1.1L, IRDE engine it also carry few additional
features that are Central Locking, Power Windows (Front) and Body Colored
This variant comes with new Kappa engine. It also carries few additional features
like Adjustable Steering Wheel, Wheel Covers and Tachometer.
This variant of Hyundai i10 carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Magna
offers, only the difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.
This variant of Hyundai i10 also carries Kappa engine and the additional features
that this variant offers are CD/MP3 Player, Rear Defogger, Rear Wash Wipe etc.
This variant of Hyundai i10 carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Sportz
offers, only the difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.
This variant also carries the advanced Kappa engine. The additional features that
this variant offers are Remote Locking, Fog Lamps, ABS and Dual Front Airbags.
It is the top end variant of Hyundai i10 that carries the same feature that Hyundai
i10 Asta offers, only the difference is that it comes with Sun Roof.
This variant carries the same feature that Hyundai i10 Asta w/Sun Roof offers,
only the difference is that it comes with automatic transmission.

LPG Variants: Hyundai Eon is also available in LPG fuel option
Hyundai Eon LPG D Lite Plus: It is the base variant of the Eon, which comes with LPG option.
This variant comes with some basic features like HVAC with 4 blowers, child lock, chrome
radiator grille, engine immobilizer, rear seat belts, cup holder, remote tail gate release, low fuel
indicator and 2-tone beige and brown interiors.
Hyundai Eon LPG Era Plus: It is the same Hyundai Eon Era, but with a LPG fuel option, rest all
features remain same.

Hyundai Eon LPG Magna Plus: It is the top-end LPG variant, which comes with all the features,
available on Eon Magna Plus.[16]

Second generation (2013present)

Second generation (IA/BA)

Also called Hyundai Grand i10[17][18]
Production 2013present
Model years 2013present
Izmit, Turkey (Hyundai Assan
Chennai, India (Hyundai India)
Thomas Brkle
Body and chassis
5-door hatchback
Body style
Hyundai Xcent
Kia Picanto
1.0 L Kappa II I3 (petrol)[19]
1.0 L Kappa II I3 (petrol/LPG)
1.25 L Kappa II I4 (petrol)
1.1 L U-Line I3 (diesel)
5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
2,385 mm (93.9 in)[20]
2,425 mm (95.5 in) (Grand i10)
3,645 mm (143.5 in)
3,765 mm (148.2 in) (Grand i10)

1,660 mm (65.4 in)

1,500 mm (59.1 in)
1,520 mm (59.8 in) (Grand i10)
Curb weight 933961 kg (2,0572,119 lb)[21]

Hyundai developed the second generation i10, which was originally planned for release in early
2014. Development of the new i10 started in India in 2012, using the Kia Picanto as a test mule
for individual parts.[22]
In August 2013, the i10's redesign was revealed by Hyundai's European design team led by
Thomas Brkle. The new car is 80 mm (3.1 in) longer, 65 mm (2.6 in) wider and 50 mm (2.0 in)
shorter than the outgoing model. The new dimensions result in a trunk space increase by 10%,
totaling to 252 liters.[23] The new car made its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.[24] The
i10 arrived in European showrooms in January 2014.[25]
The engines offered on the European model will be as follows:[19]

1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol with 66 HP (48 kW) and 94 Nm (69 lb-ft) of torque
1.0-liter three-cylinder bi-fuel with 67 HP (49 kW) and 90 Nm (66 lb-ft) of torque (on
1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol with 87 HP (64 kW) and 120 Nm (88 lb-ft) of torque

Production of the i10 commenced at Hyundai Assan Otomotiv's plant in zmit, Turkey, in lateSeptember 2013, at an annual capacity of 200,000 units.[26]

Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. released the new model in September 2013 as the Grand i10; it slots
between the first generation i10, which will continue to be manufactured for the Indian market,
and the i20. The Grand i10 differentiates from the European model with its wheelbase increase
by 100 mm (3.9 in).[27] The Grand i10 was launched in September at prices ranging from Rs.
4.29 Lakhs to Rs. 6.41 lakhs.[28]
The Grand i10 is available with three engine options:

1.1 liter three-cylinder U2 CRDi diesel

1.2 liter four-cylinder petrol
1.0 liter three-cylinder LPG

The diesel engine delivers a mileage of approximately 24.0 kmpl (ARAI figure).
On February 2014, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) announced details on the Philippinemarket version of the Grand i10. The U2 CRDi engine will not be offered in the country; instead,
the base models come with the 1.0 liter three-cylinder petrol engine while the 1.2 liter fourcylinder engine is reserved for the range-topping L automatic transmission model.[18]

The Grand i10 offers host of features like dual-toned interiors, enlarged cabin space, keyless
entry, push button on/off and auto folding outside mirrors that automatically open and fold when
car is unlocked and locked.[29] In addition, the car is equipped with rear AC vents and 1GB
internal memory to store music, which are both first in its segment.[29][30]
In early 2014, Hyundai released the Grand i10 in Mexico. The car is offered with only the 1.2
liter four-cylinder engine in the market.[31]
The India-spec Grand i10 is available in four variants:[29]

Era: Immobilizer, chrome radiator grille, dual-color interior, electric power steering,
manual AC with heater, power windows and bumpers.
Magna: Central locking, front fog lamps, standard keyless entry, interior illumination,
seat back pockets, vanity mirror, rear AC Vents and battery saver.
Sportz: Tilt steering, push button start/stop, cooled glove box, electrically adjustable
mirrors, 2-DIN integrated radio+CD+MP3 player, front & rear speakers, aux-in & USB
ports and chrome finish.
Asta: Rear defogger, optional driver & passenger airbags, optional ABS, rear spoiler,
alloy wheels, leather wrapped steering wheel, 1 GB internal memory for audio, driver
seat height adjuster, adjustable rear seat headrests and steering wheel mounted controls

The Philippine-spec Grand i10 comes in five variants:[18]

1.0 E (5MT)
1.0 S (5MT)
1.0 S (4AT)
1.0 L (4AT)
1.2 L (4AT)

Marketing and positioning

The Grand i10 is positioned to compete with the Maruti Swift in India and other similar cars in
the segment.[32] In the Philippines, the Grand i10 is in competition with the Mitsubishi Mirage
and Toyota Wigo.[33]

Hyundai Grand i10 1.2 Automatic (Philippine model, side


Hyundai Grand i10 1.2 Automatic (Philippine model, rear


Hyundai Grand i10 1.2 Automatic (Philippine model, engine


Hyundai Grand i10 1.2 Automatic (Philippine model, front

interior view)

Hyundai Grand i10 1.2 Automatic (Philippine model, rear

interior view)

Hyundai Grand i10 1.0 E (Philippine model, front view)

Hyundai Grand i10 1.0 E (Philippine model, rear view)

Hyundai Grand i10 1.0 E (Philippine model, engine bay)

Hyundai Xcent
Main article: Hyundai Xcent
Prior to the official unveiling of the Grand i10, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. revealed that a sedan
variant will be launched in 2014.[34] The new sedan, called the Xcent, was revealed on February
2014 and will hit showrooms on March 2014 to compete with the Honda Amaze and Maruti
Suzuki Swift Dzire.[35][36]

The European i10 was met with very positive reviews. John McIlroy of What Car? magazine
gave the car a perfect five-star rating, commenting that it "represents a major step forward over
its predecessor to the point where it's an extremely tempting alternative to a VW Up, and not
just on price."[37] Piers Ward of Top Gear gave the i10 a score of 8 out of 10, with his verdict
being: "Yet another quality car from the Koreans. Cheap price, good design and with minimal
compromise."[38] Matt Burt of Autocar gave it four-and-a-half out or five stars, calling it "one of
the most accomplished and well-rounded offerings in the city car segment, and has road manners
that would embarrass a few much larger (and more expensive) vehicles."[39] Andrew English of
The Daily Telegraph also gave the car four out of five stars, describing it as "Clever and quite a

nice little car. Reasonable comfort, ride, handling and well put together, though not the most
economical. It's certainly the best car Hyundai makes and wouldn't be disgraced as the family's
main transport."[40]

The Grand i10 was awarded the 2014 Golden Steering Wheel in the hatchback category.[41] It
was also awarded "Car of the Year" and "Entry Hatchback of the Year" at the 2014 NDTV Car
and Bike Awards.[42]