Hyundai has reportedly stopped the production of its popular hatchback i10 in India. The i10 has been part of the Indian market since 2007.
According to TeamBHP, the last unit of i10, a black colour model was rolled out of the production unit a couple of days back and the car has been taken out of the assembly line to accommodate new models like Elantra and Tucson.
It was recently reported that i10 could make way for the new Santro, which is believed to be in the making. Although little else is known about this upcoming car, reports suggest that the new Santro could boast the tallboy design, powered by 800cc or 1.0-litre engine.
Although i10 has amassed great numbers in terms of sales in the country, the hatchback has lost the competition to its own sibling Grand i10, which was launched in the country in 2013.
The i10 is available with 1.1L, 1086 cc, IRDE (Intelligent Responsive Drive Engine) petrol engine, which generates 68bhp of power at 5500rpm and maximum torque of 99Nm at 2500rpm, mated to manual transmission gearbox. It is also offered in LPG option.
Offered in three variants -- Era, Magna and Sportz, i10 gets features such as foldable key, keyless entry, air conditioner with heater, front and rear power window and 2 DIN Radio+CD+MP3 Audio.
Hyundai is expected to launch the new Grand i10 facelift in India in early 2017. The new Grand i10 will flaunt a new design in line with the new i10 unveiled for the European market in August.