Next gen Hyundai i10 for Europe at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 (IAA)
The new generation Hyundai i10 has gone on exhibit at the Frankfurt Motor show where the hatchback can be seen in a fluidic design with…
Careful attention has been paid to its interiors with quality fixtures, superior materials and an improved design. The i10 has received many awards across Europe and was recently named the Best City Car less than £9,000.
Made exclusively for Europe, the new generation i10 been designed and engineered at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany and is being manufactured at the company plant in Izmit, Turkey.
In Europe, the i10 will be offered in three engine variants, 1.0 liter three cylinder petrol with 66 Hp and 94 Nm torque, 1.0 liter three cylinder bi-fuel with 67 HP and 90 Nm torque and 1.2 liter four cylinder petrol with 87 HP and 120 Nm torque. Engines can be mated to either a five speed manual or four speed automatic transmission.
NEW GENERATION i10 – DESIGNED, ENGINEERED AND BUILT IN EUROPE, FOR EUROPE
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“New Generation i10 is a significant step forward for the brand and will ensure Hyundai Motor remains a leader in the highly-competitive A-segment by introducing more customers to what Hyundai Motor is all about: delivering ‘true value’.” – Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor Europe
At a glance
Hyundai Motor’s first A-segment to be designed, developed and built in Europe
Longer, wider and lower, with class-leading space and practicality
Levels of comfort and safety from the segment above
Sophisticated exterior and interior styling
High levels of perceived quality and Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty
Hyundai Motor is set to build on its success achieved in the A-segment with the New Generation i10, a model designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, for European buyers.
The new model both enhances Hyundai Motor’s ‘made-for-Europe‘ product line-up and introduces new standards to the region’s A-segment, bringing class-leading space, levels of comfort and safety from the segment above, and sophisticated exterior and interior design.
As well as sales, Original i10 won numerous awards across Europe, most recently being named ‘Best city car less than £9000’ at the What Car?Car of the Year 2013 awards (UK), and generated loyalty rates above the segment average – 54% in the five biggest European markets compared to the segment average of 48%.
Another evolution over Original i10 is the introduction of what Hyundai Motor calls ‘true value’ – the addition of desirable features from segments above and emotional qualities such as dynamic styling to existing rational features such as high quality and high efficiency. Exemplified by models such as New Generation i30 and New ix35, true value is now integral to the appeal of New Generation i10.
“We’re offering consumers something truly unique in New Generation i10 – an A-segment car consumers want to buy, not one they feel they have to. It fully meets the rational needs of buyers in the cost-sensitive A-segment, yet delivers levels of comfort, driving pleasure and perceived quality from segments above,” said Mark Hall, Vice President of Marketing, Hyundai Motor Europe.
New Generation i10 is another example of Hyundai Motor’s commitment to European customers. It has been designed and engineered at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre (HME TC) in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and is, for the first time, manufactured in the region, at the company’s recently-expanded plant in Ízmit, Turkey.
Influenced by Hyundai Motor’s design philosophy, fluidic sculpture, New Generation i10 features sleek and substantial lines that emphasise the naturally athletic stance of a model which is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor.
The new proportions are mirrored by a driving experience that has been developed to meet European preferences. Relocated and retuned components result in greater body and wheel control, delivering more driver involvement and ride comfort comparable to that of cars from higher segments.
The larger bodyshell of New Generation i10 yields one of the roomiest occupant cabins on the market, as well as a best-in-class 252 litres of trunk capacity. Up to 1046 litres becomes available when the rear seats are folded – also a best-in-class figure. New levels of craftsmanship can be found in the spacious interior, together with levels of comfort and safety equipment commonly only found in segments above.
Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “The introduction of New Generation i10 represents a pivotal moment for Hyundai Motor in Europe and for the A-segment in the region. Rich in features and abilities normally only found in vehicles from segments above, New Generation i10 offers consumers premium equipment and abilities –without asking them to pay a premium price. In addition, consumers benefit from more practicality and space, as well as style and comfort; we’re confident New Generation i10 will win new customers while retaining the many new customers won by Original i10.”
Demonstrating Hyundai Motor’s confidence in its European build quality, the New Generation i10 will come with the company’s Five Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty. The industry-best package also includes five years of roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks – which are offered across Europe for the first time on an A-segment Hyundai model.