Hyundai has announced the premiere of the smallest hatchback

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Hyundai has announced the premiere of the smallest hatchback

The company Hyundai has published the first teaser image of their smallest hatchback i10 for the third generation. As the press service of the South Korean brand, the official premiere of the car will take place at the Frankfurt motor show in September this year. The main competitors of model is called Volkswagen Up and Skoda Citigo.

The company stressed that the new product was completely designed in the Jewish centers of Hyundai. Judging by the picture, the machine will retain the overall style of the model. Thus, it is expected that the novelty will significantly increase in size compared to its predecessor. The wheelbase of the current i10, which was introduced in 2016, is 2385 mm.

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Hyundai said that the third-generation i10 will get a new multimedia system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging for smartphone and rear view camera. The hatchback will complement the advanced security systems. Among them, the function of holding motion, the system of emergency braking with detection of pedestrians, the system controls the driver’s attention, and adaptive high beams.

Are changes expected in the engine range of the hatchback, is still unknown. At the moment, the i10 comes with a 1.0-litre petrol engine. The power of the motor is 66 horsepower. Also available with 1.25-litre petrol unit with a return of 87 horsepower. The engines can work together with a five-speed manual transmission, which is standard or a four-speed “automatic”.

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Perhaps the novelty will also get a 1.0-litre petrol turbo engine. Such a motor is now being installed in KIA Picanto. The plant capacity is 100 horsepower. This engine will probably be mounted on top modification of the i10 hatchback of the third generation.

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