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 five-speed manual as standard 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 five-speed manual as standard or an optional four-speed automatic gearbox on SE, Premium and Premium SE models.

The i10 SE Blue with BlueDrive technology is based on the 1.0-litre petrol variant with a number of additional features to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Enhanced version with BlueDrive technology

The i10 SE Blue with BlueDrive technology now offers reduced CO2 emissions of 93g/km. This is achieved thanks to improved continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) and the addition of a cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The option’s fifth gear ratio (manual transmission) has also been optimised.

The i10 SE Blue also features four-seats, Integrated Stop & Go and 13-inch wheels with low rolling resistance tyres. As a result, the New i10 SE Blue achieves a combined fuel consumption of 70.6mpg (4.0 l/100 km).

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 66 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 either 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 driver’s binnacle aids the driver in achieving the optimum driving efficiencies.

Reliable ride and handling enhanced

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 on front and rear as standard with 252 mm (241 mm on SE Blue models) 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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