It isn't the first time the next-gen i10 has been spied on test. In fact, the car was first caught testing last month. The prototypes recently spied on test in Chennai plainly show that the next-gen model will not just be a makeover as the cars do appear to boast bigger dimensions. The front-end features a redesigned bumper with sweptback headlamps. While at the back, the heavy camouflage show little though it will be safe to say that the new i10 will feature more than just a mild update.
Apart from an all new design, the next-gen i10 will also receive major update in the form of an all-new diesel engine. Displacing just 1.1-litre, the engine (when put into production) will be the smallest diesel engine in Hyundai’s range. There’s also a new 3-cylinder, 1-litre petrol engine being developed based on the larger 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder Kappa unit. This new engine is expected to offer more power and torque despite its smaller capacity.
The next-gen i10 is expected to make its debut in 2013 followed by launch later during the year.