Hyundai’s new small car which will be slotted between santro and getz is likely to be named i10. The i10 will replace the atos prime (santro in india) in western markets. Hyundai is developing the car under the codename ‘pa’ and is currently testing the car in chennai. Hyundai’s i10 will be launched first in India also India will be the sole global production hub for the i10 — code named Pa. The i10 is almost and Hyundai is currently testing the car in chennai. Similar to the Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai wishes to have more than 2 cars in small car segment. To facilitate the i10 (pa) Hyundai has recently rationalised pricing for the Santro and trimmed the variants santro to two. Hyundai’s new i10 will inherit most chracters of the Santro – the most sucessful model for Hyundai.
Similar to the santro, Hyundai’s new i10(pa) will initially sport a 1.1 litre engine. Hyundai may later launch the i10 (pa) with a much powerful engine. Also in dimensions, i10 will be a ditto of santro, i10’s length(3565mm/140inches) and wheelbase(2380mm/94inches) is likely to be same as the santro. Though the Hyundai’s i10 (pa) will be only 1550mm/61inches longer(shorter than the Santro by about 40mm/1.6inches), the cabin space will remain spacious. Hyundai i10 is wider than santro by 70mm/2.8inches.
Hyundai i10 is complete new car and is styled contemporary. Similar to the Ford verve concept and new aveo U-VA(both shown in recent Frankfurt Show) i10’s low slung grille features the number plate is sure to attract to most attention. Between the two large headlamps is the Hyundai’s badge. Steeply raked windscreen and ellipsoidal glass area makes the i10 more stylish. In the rear i10 features santro type tail lamps. It seems that i10 is likely to be equipped with features like – fog lamps in the front bumper, alloy wheels and rear wiper. In the interiors too i10 might surprise everyone with more upmarket features. Similar to the popular Fiat 500, i10 will dashboard integrated center console instead of conventional floor shift pattern.
Hyundai iTen will be hit the showrooms by the end of october or early November. Hyundai’s i10 will compete with other sub-compact segment cars such as Chevrolet spark, Maruti Suzuki zen estilo, Maruti Suzuki wagonR and Tata Indica xeta. i10 is expected to priced around Rs 4lakh($10000). Hyundai will continue to sell the santro even after i10 (Pa) hits the market as santro sells 14,000 units of out of Hyundai’s total monthly sales of 18,000 units in India. Infact Hyundai plans to launch newer variants of the santro.
The ‘i’ name demystified:
Hyundai chose an alpha-numerical code that could establish a link between technology and the Hyundai brand’s core values. With the ‘i’, Hyundai chose the letter that could carry both messages. The letter ‘i’ has a long tradition as an icon for technology products. In addition, the ‘i’ is also part of Hyundai’s brand promise. In the 1990s, Hyundai changed its entire corporate focus, moving away from its original business philosophy of producing ‘good-bargain’ vehicles, to acquire a more sophisticated profile. Hyundai wanted to become more inspiring. Today, the desire to ‘inspire’ forms one of the cornerstones of the Hyundai brand. The letter ‘i’ recognises this fact and brings it direct to consumers. The i30 is the first Hyundai to carry the ‘i’ in its name. The number 30 is the numerical equivalent of the letter assigned to the i30’s segment, the European C segment. i + numerical equivalent of segment letter:
i10 = A segment
i20 = B segment
i30 = C segment
i40 = D segment
i50 = E segment
Will i10? be an another iPod/iPhone?
For i10/PA photos visit Hyundai Pa pictorial preview
Hyundai i10 (PA) is likely to be powered by an 1.1 gasoline engine producing 65 horsepower, a 1.1 liter diesel(CRDi) rated 75 hp and a 1.2 liter gasoline engine producing 80 horsepower may join the lineup shortly after the car’s debut. Also there are spy photos showing i10 with moon/sunroof but this will not be available in India because of the pricing. The featuristic i10 will replace the Atos and will be on sale in the European market in 2008. The european i10 may have automatic transmission. Hyundai plans to sell the i10 (pa ) in over 100 countries around the world.
Here are leaked/spy pictures of Hyundai’s new small car i10 (codenamed pa).
It seems i10 will have a basic variant – black bumper and black mirrors are the clear signs
Pictures of Hyundai’s i10 (PA) interiors has been posted in autocar. As expected the center console is dashboard mounted. Dash looks simple with smart controls. Hyundai’s ‘H’ is mounted on the three spoke steering wheel and rounded knobs for different controls is hust above the gear lever.
For more spy pictures of Hyundai’s i10 visit vicky.in forums
catch the intelligently driven, innovatively designed, intuitively safe, inspiringly luxurious Hyundai’s i10 tommorrow(october 30th). visit the http://www.Hyundai.co.in to catch the i10. Hyundai has released a teaser for the upcoming i10 with the tag “soon,india will catch it and the world will have to wait”. enjoy the i10!
here’s screen capture of Hyundai i10
Hyundai Motor India unveiled its India-made i10 minicar, code-named Pa in New Delhi today. Hyundai’s i10 is equipped with a 1.1 litre iRDE(intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) petrol engine with five speed manual transmission. The car will be sold in India as well as shipped to Europe, the Middle East and Asia.‘i10’ priced between Rs 3.39 lakh (U.S. $13322) and Rs 3.98lakh (U.S. $15641). The i10 will be manufactured only in India and will be exported to over 70 countries.
Hyundai i10’s 1.1L iRDE develops 66.7PS at 5500 rpm of power and a torque of 10.1 kgm(7.44lb-ft) at 2800 rpm. Interestingly, i10 will be the first two-box hatchback in India to come with a factory-fitted sunroof. i10’s other features include the rear spoiler, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather wrapped gear knob, keyless entry system and a stereo. Safety features of the i10 includes anti-lock braking system (ABS), seat belts with pre-tensioner, dual airbags, impact sensing auto door unlock system and high-mounted stop lamp. Similar to the Volkswagen’s luxury sedan passat, Hyundai’s i10 i10 comes in four variants – D-Lite, Era, Magna and D-auto. The D-lite is priced at Rs 3,39 Lakh, while the Era is priced at Rs 3.74500 and the Magna is priced at Rs 3.98 lakh. However the price of D-Auto is yet to be reveled.