Spied – 2014 Hyundai i10 caught testing again in Chennai
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The 2014 Hyundai i10 is making a swift progress to production, as evident from the rigorous testing that’s going on near the Hyundai factory in Chennai.
The car has now become the apple of every spyshot hunter’s eyes and here is the latest set captured by Team-bhp.com’s forum member called “Harishpr’. The spyshots reveal a bit more than the previous ones since the test mule’s window line has been left uncamouflaged.
One of the photos even show us the interior partially but we believe that the test mule sports a decoy interior. We can confirm from these images that integrated headrests are a thing of the past on the i10 when the new model bows.
Hyundai continues to be insecure about the rear of the car and that explains the heavy camouflage. This suggests that the rear fascia is undergoing a significant change, just like the front fascia.
The car has grown in dimension. Throw in the 1.1 litre 3 cylinder diesel engine and the next generation Hyundai i10 is ready to graduate upmarket. The aforementioned diesel engine is available in the UK spec i20 and has a power output of 74 bhp. The 1.2 litre Kappa petrol motor will continue alongside with some minor improvements. A 1.0-liter Kappa engine will also be fitted to the Chennai-made car, but its availability in the domestic market is something that we can’t verify.
A 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT autobox (only for petrol models) is expected to be on offer. For more details on the trim levels of the car, click here.
The 2014 Hyundai i10 is expected to break cover at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September shortly after which the production would commence in both Turkey and India.
[Source: Harish of Teambhp.com]