Here are camouflaged images of the 2014 Hyundai i10 small car
South Korean automaker Hyundai, it seems has begun testing the 2014 i10 hatchback,a highly popular small car in the car maker’s line up across the world. In India, the Hyundai i10 is the best seller for the automaker. The 2014 model of the i10 under heavy camouflage does give away a hint or two. While the Fluidic design philosophy still seems to be at the center of all things design, the small car gets new wing mirrors with the turn indicators now placed at the bottom of the mirrors. Also, the front bumper seems to have been redesigned.
The overall profile of the car though, seems pretty much like the current model of the i10, although the car does seem longer than the current model. The added length might liberate more space on the interiors and this is something that the i10 can do very nicely with. The side profile of the car shows off a more sharply raked up rear window along with a rising window line. The rear shows different reflectors on the bumper. The alloy wheels seem to feature a new design. That’s pretty much what we can gauge from the exteriors of the car.
On the inside, the seats seem to get separate headrests, a change from the current integrated ones. The 2014 model could be launched globally in late 2013, with India to follow closely given that it is a crucial market for the Hyundai i10. The Indian market will be quite eager for the 2014 version of the Hyundai i10 given that the all new version is expected to arrive with a three cylinder, turbo diesel engine under the hood. The 1.1 Liter three potter will put out 74 Bhp-152 Nm and is said to be highly fuel efficient with low tailpipe emissions.
This engine is already offered on the UK spec variants of the i10 Fluidic currently. The petrol engine will be a 1 Liter Kappa unit that is currently being developed by Hyundai. This 1 Liter, 3 cylinder unit is expected to replace the larger 1.2 Liter Kappa engine. So expect some wizardry on the engine front by Hyundai, as they squeeze out more power and torque from a smaller engine. Also, an LPG variant of the engine could also be in the scheme of things for the Indian car market. Expect both manual and automatic gearbox versions of the next generation 2014 i10 to be sold in India and across the world, as is the case currently.