Hyundai Netherlands has launched two new variants of the popular i10 and i20 hatchbacks, in the form of the Black Pack editions. These editions of the hatchbacks some with minor cosmetic makeovers. The cars get a piano black finish on their grilles while the roofs are also painted black as a contrasting shade to the paint job. Apart from these two changes, the Black Pack editions of the i10 and the i20, in terms of their design, remain similar to the cars sold in India. Both cars have been best sellers for Hyundai across the world.
In India, the Hyundai i10 is a strong selling car in the B-segment hatchback space and the car is known for the high fit and finish levels on the inside. The India-spec i10 is powered by petrol and LPG-petrol dual fuel engine options. The car is available with a 5 speed manual gearbox and a 4 speed automatic gearbox. Coming to the i20, the car is one of the most equipped hatchbacks in the Indian B+ segment hatchback space with certain features matching those found on cars a couple of segments higher. For instance, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlamps are stuff that only C-Segment cars offer in India.
The i20 if offered with both petrol and turbo diesel engine options. While the petrol engines get a 5 speed manual and a 4 speed automatic gearbox as the transmission options, the turbo diesel powered i20 makes do with a 6 speed manual gearbox. By the end of 2013, Hyundai is expected to unveil the next generation model of the i10 internationally. Expect the next generation 2014 Hyundai i10 to arrive into India in early 2014. The 2014 version is an all new model that will get a major revamp in terms of its design and styling.
Another interesting aspect about the next generation 2014 Hyundai i10 is that the India-spec car will get a 1.1 Liter CDI turbo diesel engine. The 1.1 Liter CRDI turbo diesel engine will output 75 Bhp-150 Nm, making the i10 both peppy and fuel efficient. The diesel engined i10 will be mated to a 5 speed gearbox, whose ratios will be aimed at maximizing fuel economy. With a diesel engine under the hood, expect the 2014 Hyundai i10 to become a much hotter seller in the Indian car market as its competitors, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR and A-Star are yet to get diesel power.