Thursday, 16 August 2012

Spied: 2014 Hyundai i10

Spies have captured the next-generation Hyundai i10 undergoing testing in Germany for the first time, despite the fact the city-car underwent a facelift just over a year ago.

Moderately disguised, the prototype boasts an evolution in Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design language and will be largerall-round than the outgoing model.

The fascia has been updated with larger air intakes on the bumper, new bonnet, and bigger sweptback headlights. Upon closer inspection, the indicators have moved from the headlight cluster and onto the door mirrors.

Although the upswept windowline has been retained, the side profile is cleaner, lending a sportier appearance and will lead to a sharper rear end with more stylish tail-lights and a larger tailgate.

The rear bumper appears to be more sculpted and houses a foglight and reflectors. Though under camouflage, the dashboard will be more visually appealing and will be constructed with higher-grade materials.

Based on a heavily revised platform of the current i10, powerplants and transmissions are expected to be carried over, albeit with more power and lower running costs. The line-up will include two variants of the three-cylinder 1.0 litre; an economy-focused Blue model and a LPG/petrol hybrid, and the sophisticated 1.2 litre Kappa engine. A diesel engine isn’t expected, though a new turbocharged 1.2 T-GDi may be offered later.

Production of European models will transfer from Chennai, India to either Turkey or Czech Republic. The new Hyundai i10 will go on sale in late 2013, with prices starting from around £9,500.

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2011 Hyundai i10 facelift:

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