Hyundai Grand i10 to be launched in Australia next year
Hyundai i10 city hatchback will hit showrooms in Australia sometime in 2015. It will be the European version of i10 coming to Australia, which is manufactured in Izmit, Turkey. Compared to Grand i10 made in India for South East Asian markets, European i10 is smaller in size.
While engine spec for Australian market is not determined yet, Euro i10 comes with 1.0 litre 3 cylinder motor and 1.2 litre 4 cylinder mill; both petrol. 1.0 litre Kappa (DOHC Dual-CVVT) engine produces max. power of 65 PS at 5,500 rpm and 95 Nm peak torque at 3,500 rpm; mated to 5 speed manual gearbox to power front wheels. With 0-100 kmph sprint time of 14.9 seconds and top speed of 155 kmph, Hyundai i10 1.0 litre model is a good city car. 4 speed automatic variant with same 1.0 litre engine does 0-100 kmph in 16.8 seconds and reaches 145 kmph top speed.
Hyundai i10 1.2 kappa MPi with displacement of 1,248 cc, generates 86 PS max. power at 6,000 rpm and 120 Nm peak torque at 4,000 rpm. There is both 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic variants manufactured in Turkey. It is unclear if any automatic variant will make it Australian shores. 1.2 Kappa helps i10 do 0-100 kmph sprint in 13.8 seconds and top speed up to 163 kmph.
Contemporary features like Fog lamps with LED DRLs, keyless entry, engine push start button, USB and AUX-in connectivity, steering mounted controls, electrically operated windows and door mirrors, tilt steering, automatic air conditioning, front sear warmer, sunroof, reverse / parking sensors, tire pressure monitoring system, ABS with BAS (Brake Assist System), hill start assist control and 6 airbags may be passed on to Australian Hyundai i10.
Via – The Motor Report