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Hyundai's 1.2-litre 'wonder' here

2008-10-30 07:12

Hyundai has added a sophisticated 1.2-litre derivative to its i10 line-up. Under the stubby bonnet of the latest addition to the i10 range is Hyundai’s new Kappa engine, which boasts the power output of many 1.3-litre rivals and the torque of some 1.4-litre engines.

Even more importantly, when fitted with a manual gearbox it returns fuel consumption of just 5.6 litres per 100 kilometres in the European combined cycle and emits just 132 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre.

Maximum torque is 116 Nm at 4 000 revs/min, with peak power of 55 kW at 6 000 revs/min. 

The newcomer expands the i10 range to a total of five models and looks set to follow on from the success of its 1.1-litre stablemate, which has been instrumental in helping Hyundai to buck the downward trend in the new car market.

The three new derivatives comprise a 1.2 GLS with a manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission, as well as a “High Spec” version of the three-pedal model.

The main visual differentiator between the standard and high specification model is alloy wheels.

On the safety front, the flagship model is also equipped with dual airbags and an all-disc braking system with anti-lock assistance and electronic brakeforce distribution.

On the inside, all-round electric windows sets it apart, as all models feature luxuries such as power steering, central locking, tuner/CD/MP3 and air conditioning as standard.

i10 1.2 GLS Manual from R105 900
i10 1.2 GLS Automatic from R115 900
i10 1.2 GLS HS Manual from R119 900

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