Hyundai announced the premiere of the smallest hatchback

Hyundai announced the premiere of the smallest hatchback

August 21, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Hyundai has published the first teaser image of its smallest third-generation i10 hatchback. According to the press service of the South Korean brand, the official premiere of the car will be held at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. The main competitors of the model are called Volkswagen Up and Skoda Citigo.

The company emphasized that the new product was completely designed in Hyundai European centers. Judging by the image, the car will retain the overall style of the model. At the same time, it is expected that the new product will significantly increase in size compared to its predecessor. The wheelbase of the current i10, which was introduced back in 2016, is 2,385 millimeters.

Hyundai said that the third-generation i10 will receive a new multimedia system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging for a smartphone and a rear view camera. Also, the hatchback will be equipped with advanced security systems. Among them, a lane holding function, an emergency braking system with a pedestrian recognition function, a driver attention control system and adaptive high beam.

Whether changes are expected in the hatchback engine range is still unknown. At the moment, the i10 is equipped with a 1.0-liter gasoline engine. Engine power is 66 horsepower. A 1.25-liter petrol unit with 87 horsepower is also available. Engines can work together with a five-speed manual gearbox, which is standard, or with a four-speed automatic.

Perhaps the novelty will also receive a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. Such a motor is now installed on the Kia Picanto. The power of the unit is 100 horsepower. The same engine, perhaps, will be installed on top-end modifications of the third-generation i10 hatchback.