Hyundai has come out with a special edition i10 called the iTech i10 in celebration of 12 lakh i10 cars having been sold worldwide. This special edition Hyundai iTech i10 is available only on the base 1.1 Era variant and the 1.2 Magna variant of the i10. There is no price announcement yet for the car, although it has begun advertising it.
The Hyundai iTech i10 special edition gets special sticker and decals on the body giving it a sporty look and making it stand out. It is available only in two colors, crystal white and garnet red. This is the main external distinguishing feature. The Era and Magna variants of the i10 have probably been slow selling and this special edition is an effort to boost sales. Also read: Upcoming cars from Hyundai
On the interiors though, Hyundai has updated the iTech i10 with more kit. This includes a dual tone interior in beige and red. The dashboard and door panels also get deep red inserts that make the interiors look at little more colourful than what you normally expect. The seats are also in beige and red.
In terms of features, these two iTech i10 variants get Bluetooth phone connectivity and an integrated audio system. It also has steering mounted controls for Bluetooth to make and receive calls using the hands-free system. Hyundai has also taken the reverse camera function from the i20 and added it into the i10. The car comes with a reverse camera with the display embedded in the rear view mirror. Also read: New Hyundai i10 spotted testing, India launch in 2014
The engine choices as mentioned are the 1.1 litre petrol on the Era iTech i10 variant that puts out 68 bhp of power at 5500 rpm and 99 Nm of torque at 2800 rpm with a five-speed manual transmission. The 1.2 litre petrol on the Magna iTech i10 variant puts out 79 bhp of power at 6000 rpm and 111 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm, with a five-speed manual transmission. The Magna variant is the sportier of the two, although the Era is slightly more fuel efficient at 20 kmpl.
Hyundai is planning on fitting a diesel engine into the i10, but that is likely to come only later in the year with the newer Hyundai i10. Hyundai hasn’t officially announced prices for these special editions, but going by the kit on offer we expect them to be about Rs. 25,000 more expensive than the regular Era and Magna variants. Also read: Hyundai plans compact sedan based on i10 platform