Next Gen Hyundai i10 caught testing

Hyundai is getting very aggressive day by day. The company has shortened the product life and wants to keep its customers attracted to its products. Besides launching a slew of new models the South Korean car maker is working on the next generation platforms of its current models.

Thanks to our friends at Worldcarfans have caught the Hyundai i10 testing. Codenamed BA, the next generation i10 will be produced in Turkey for the European markets. Currently Hyundai does not make the i10 anywhere but in India (Chennai plant).

The successor’s production will begin, perhaps around the same time next year, at the Turkish plant. To meet growing demand for its products, Hyundai plans to double its manufacturing capacity at its plant in Izmir, Turkey, to 200,000 units by June next year. The plant currently produces the i20.

From the pics it is evident the car will feature a new front bumper with a large air intake and flowing back headlights and a slopping roofline. Engine options include a new 1 litre petrol engine, 1.2 kappa and a new 1.1 diesel engine.

The diesel engine will help to i10 sell higher numbers especially in the Indian market where there is a big difference between the petrol and diesel fuel prices.

The new i10 is expected to premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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