The i10 hatchback has been a best selling model across the globe for South Korean car maker Hyundai. The next generation model of the Hyundai i10 is being tested across the world and the car will make it official debut by the end of this year. The 2014 Hyundai i10 hatchback is expected to grow bigger than the current model in terms of interior volume. The car will also see a major styling revamp while featuring better technology in terms of the engines under its hood. The 2014 Hyundai i10 hatchback is expected to be available with a brand new 1 liter petrol engine. Meanwhile, here’s a render of the 2014 Hyundai i10 courtesy AutoBild.
In India, Hyundai is expected to launch the next generation 2014 i10 with the 1.1 Liter CRDI turbo diesel engine. The turbo diesel engine will produce 75 Bhp of peak power and 150 Nm of peak torque. Given that the Hyundai i10 is the car maker’s best selling car in India, the addition of a diesel variant is expected to only strengthen sales of the i10. Currently, Hyundai India sells the i10 in petrol and petrol-LPG dual fuel options. The addition of the diesel engine into next generation Hyundai i10’s range will expand the number of fuel options for the hatchback to three in number, thereby increasing choice for the prospective small car buyer. Also, expect both manual and automatic gearbox options on the petrol engined models of the 2014 i10.
On the inside, expect the quality of interiors to be stepped up along with the adoption of Hyundai’s Fluidic design philosophy on the dashboard. Given that the current Hyundai i10 comes with class leading interior quality, any more improvement will only raise the bar further to endow the insides of the next generation i10 with a premium appeal. Also, Hyundai’s UK boss Tony Whitehorn, has noted that the prices of the next generation 2014 Hyundai i10 are expected to remain similar to the current car, which means that the new model will continue to compete with the same set of cars as it does currently. The 2014 Hyundai i10 is expected to be priced between 4 lakh to 5 lakh Indian rupees.