The New Hyundai i10 - Tried and tested powertrains

- Like its predecessor, the i10 comes with the choice of two petrol engines, driving the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic gearbox.

Like its predecessor, the i10 comes with the choice of two petrol engines, 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre, driving the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission or an optional four-speed automatic gearbox on SE, Premium and Premium SE models.

Powertrains

The powertrains of the i10 have been tried and tested since their introduction in 2013 for the second-generation i10.

The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder Kappa powerplant has a maximum power output of 67 PS at 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 95 Nm at 3,500 rpm from its 998 cc capacity. The i10 with this engine and manual transmission can travel from standstill to 62mph in 14.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 97mph.

The four-cylinder Kappa 1.2-litre engine, with a 1,248 cc capacity, offers drivers 87 PS at 6,000 rpm. Maximum torque of 120 Nm is available to the driver from 4,000 rpm. When mated to a manual transmission, the 1.2-litre can accelerate the i10 from standstill to 62mph in 12.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 109mph.

Both petrol engines are equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with the 1.2-litre offering an optional four-speed automatic transmission. A shift indicator displayed on the instrument binnacle aids the driver in achieving the optimum driving efficiencies.

All versions of the new i10 comply with the latest Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards.

Reliable ride and enhanced handling

Compared to the second-generation i10, the front shock absorber bump stops of the latest i10 have been increased in size from 55.5 mm to 64 mm, to enhance the ride and refinement characteristics even on bumpy roads. A modified steering gear ratio (now 53.5 mm/rev from 50.8 mm/rev) and a magnesium steering wheel structure enhance steering feel.

The i10 features disc brakes at the front and rear as standard with 252 mm diameter ventilated discs at the front and 234 mm diameter solid discs at the rear. To maximise braking power and stability, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are all fitted as standard.

The strong, rigid bodyshell of the current i10 remains the same as in the second-generation i10.

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