Euro-spec 2013 Hyundai i10 hatchback gets a minor facelift
Netherlands gets a mildly facelifted 2013 Hyundai i10 hatchback. The facelifted version of the i10 hatchback is perhaps the last refresh that this small car will get given the fact that the South Korean automaker is prepping a brand new all new i10 hatchback. The all new i10 could be launched by the end of 2013, as the 2014 model. Coming to the latest facelift that the i10 hatchback has gotten, the car gets three main changes on the outside in the form of a blacked out B-Pillar, a blacked out grille element and a black window frame. Apart from these changes on the outside, the 2013 Euro-spec i10 remains unchanged.
A 1 Liter, naturally aspirated 3 cylinder petrol engine that pumps out 69 Bhp of peak power and a 1.2 Liter-4 cylinder petrol engine that produces 80 Bhp are the two engine options that power the 2013 i10 hatchback. The next generation version of the i10 will get a brand new 1 Liter petrol engine that could feature direct injection. This new petrol engine is expected to be more powerful than the 1.2 liter variant while also being more fuel efficient. The next generation i10 hatchback is also expected to get a 1.1 turbo diesel engine.
The new i10 has been spotted testing in many parts of the world including India. The car is expected to make its debut by the end of next year and will be launched in India as well, where it has been very popular amongst small car buyers. The Hyundai i10 that is currently sold in India comes with 1.1 Liter and 1.2 Liter petrol engines. Hyundai India also sells a LPG powered version of the Hyundai i10, targeting car buyers who’re looking at lower running costs. The car is known for its high quality interiors and premium fit and finish levels.
The i10 hatchback is one of Hyundai’s best selling car models in India and the arrival of the 1.1 Liter CRDI turbo diesel engine is expected to only make this car more popular amongst car buyers. The 1.1 liter CRDI turbo diesel engine produces a peak power of 75 Bhp while peak torque is rated at 153 Nm. This three cylinder, small capacity diesel engine comes with a variable geometry turbocharger and is known to be a very frugal unit. Hyundai India could begin manufacturing this engine at a new diesel engine plant at Sriperumbudur, off Chennai. So, expect the next generation i10 hatchback to be powered by no less than three fuel options: petrol, LPG and diesel.