Since its inception in 2007, the i10 has undergone a number of design changes and the company recently updated the i10 with the fluidic styling last-year. Now the new 2014 model has just been spied in front of Hyundai’s technical center in Germany, thanks to a blog named Gmotors for the snap. The next-generation Hyundai i10 (codenamed BA) is expected to be revealed next year at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and it will go on sale by early-2014.
The family fluidic design language can be now seen in almost all Hyundai models and it would be very interesting to see how Hyundai would lend its fluidic design philosophy on the new i10 again. The new prototype of the i10 features a redesigned front bumper with sweptback headlamps. The rear of the car does have much to offer though features couldn’t be made out due to the camouflaging. And the falling roofline towards the rear windows is visible and also the rear window appears to be smaller from the current i10.
The new Hyundai i10 will be provided with a 1.1-litre diesel engine, which will help them compete against the Chevrolet Beat diesel and upcoming Honda Brio diesel. Talking about the petrol engine, Hyundai might discontinue both 1.1-litre Epilson engine and the 1.2-litre Kappa engine. Instead come-up with new 1.0-litre Kappa petrol engine which has been developed solely for the Indian market. Sources say that this new engine will provide more power, torque and will boast of high fuel efficiency. Hyundai should continue offering a LPG variant, while an Electric version which was showcased at the 2010 Auto Expo, may also be produced.
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Source – Gmotors.co.uk