Hyundai adds 1.1 Motion automatic to its i10 range
The popular i10 model range of Hyundai Automotive South Africa has been expanded to 5 derivatives with the addition of the 1.1 Motion with a four-speed automatic gearbox and a list of features that will make this newcomer in the i10 stable a firm favourite among city commuters.
However, with a measured fuel consumption of 5,7 litres per 100 km from its 1 086 cc petrol engine, this new small hatchback in the local Hyundai line-up could stretch one’s budget on the open road too.
“We have identified the need for a well-priced entry-level hatchback in our range that it equipped with an automatic gearbox, specifically aimed at the urban commuter who has to grapple with high traffic volumes and stop-start driving. The excellent fuel consumption of the i10 1.1 Motion automatic will also appeal to potential customers who are looking for a second car in the family,” says Stanley Anderson, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive SA.
Armed with the same 1 086 cc four-cylinder engine of its manual sibling, the 1.1 Motion feeds the power to the front wheels through a four-speed automatic gearbox with well-spread ratios to make it and easy small hatchback to drive, and even easier to manoeuvre in the city. It is the same automatic gearbox found in the i10 1.25 Fluid derivative.
The i10 1.1 Motion automatic shares the extensive list of features found in the 1.1 Motion manual derivative, including Bluetooth connectivity for telephone calls and streaming music through the audio system, which includes MP3 and CD playing abilities; an air-conditioner with an anti-bacterial pollen filter; fog lights in front; electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors; electrically winded windows all round; and an intermittent function for the windscreen wipers.
Under the attractive exterior with body-coloured bumpers and door handles and side mirrors is a suspension system that consists of MacPherson struts in front and a coupled torsion beam axle with coil springs at the rear. The well-tuned suspension, in tandem with a motor driven power assisted rack and pinion steering system, makes the i10 a pleasurable small car to drive with solid road-holding an predictable manners even when the driver gets caught in a tight spot.
For the driver’s comfort the steering wheel can tilt up or down, and remote controls on the three-spoke steering wheel makes adjustment of the audio system easy and safe without moving one’s hand from the wheel. The driver’s seat height is also adjustable to find the most comfortable driving position possible.
The Hyundai i10 1.1 Motion automatic runs on 165/60 R14 tyres fitted to 14 inch steel rims with attractive and durable hubcaps. A full size spare wheel can be found under the rear cargo floor cover.
Rear seat backs that can fold down in a 60:40 split makes it possible to increase the standard cargo space of 225 litres to 910 litres with the seats down.
Hyundai Automotive SA’s standard 5 year/150 000 km warranty, complemented by a 5 year/150 000 km roadside assistance, forms part of the standard i10 1.1 Motion automatic motoring package that is priced at R129 900.
Hyundai’s full range of i10 model derivatives with their prices is:
i10 1.1 Motion manual R118 500
i10 1.1 Motion automatic R129 900
i10 1.25 Fluid manual R134 500
i10 1.25 Fluid Automatic R144 900
i10 1.25 Glide manual R142 900