What's New in the New Hyundai i10?

By Deepthi Alvares

A while ago the first images of the new face-lifted Hyundai i10 were out on the Internet. It was just the front fascia that was visible at the time. With time, more images were out on the Internet and more details are out too. The car is yet to be unveiled globally at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and India has been lucky enough to get the car even before that. In this article let's see what's really new in the new Hyundai i10.

Most of the changes that the new car flaunts appearance wise lie in the front fascia, and that may be the main reason why just the frontal view of the car was captured the first time. The new car makes use of what Hyundai calls the new fluidic sculpture design. The new Hyundai i10 flaunts an all-new hexagonal grille. The earlier version carried a clean-cut radiator grille that had the Hyundai logo hanging in the centre from the chrome strip on top. The new i10 has the Hyundai signature logo right in the centre with chrome strips on either side making them look like two wings.

The next major change in the front fascia is the new headlamp cluster. These make the car look real aggressive. They also make the new i10 look bulky. Long headlamps have been positioned on the two sides and they magnificently and sharply sweep backward. On the whole, the Hyundai looks like an angry little monster. No significant changes, however, are visible in the car's rear. It's just the rear bumper and tail lights that have been given slight touches to look a little different. That's about the exteriors.

On the inside, the new i10 gets a new instrument cluster. Digital dials replace the analogue fuel level and engine temperature indicators. The only other change visible at the moment in the interiors is the new colour theme. The new i10 gets a new 1.2-litre Kappa engine with Variable Valve Timing Technology or VTVT engine that has been tweaked to deliver better mileage figures with lower emissions. The engine will offer quick response at low speed too. However strict the emission rules are, the i10 seems to be compliant, thanks to the new engine the company claims is the most advanced 1.2-litre motor in the country.

As for the price, the new face-lifted Hyundai i10 may cost around Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 more. The older version of the Hyundai i10 ranges from Rs. 3,44,144 and climbs as high as Rs. 5,56,553 (ex-showroom prices).

Deepthi Alvares

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Make Sure Your Taxi Is Ready for All Types of Emergency

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By David Hurd

Increasingly councils and local authorities are requiring taxi drivers to carry basic emergency equipment inside their vehicles. Even if local authorities do not enforce this, it is well worth taxi drivers investing in some basic emergency equipment in case the worst does happen, such as an accident or breakdown.

But what is on the market for taxi drivers and what sort of equipment is recommended?

Reflective Vests

Have you ever broken down along a dark, country road with no lampposts or lights? If you have then you will know that it can be quite scary and very unsafe, especially if the road is narrow and not well lit. In situations like these it is important you are not only standing away from the road but also visible to other motorists.

The best way to achieve this is by wearing a taxi driver safety vest that reflects light and makes you visible to other road users.

Sick Bags

The chances are very high that at one stage or another a customer has left an unwanted present for you in the back seat after a few too many drinks. Not only is this annoying but it can also cost a lot of money in valet services. It is a good idea to invest in some taxi sick bags so that the cost and damage can be kept to a minimum. These sick bags can reduce the odour and mess and will stop the need to take your taxi off of the road - which can save you a lot of money in the long run.

First Aid Kit

Even if you are not trained in first aid, it is always a good idea to have a taxi first aid kit onboard. From minor scrapes to major incidents, having a first aid kit can be a big help to anyone who needs emergency assistance. Many of these first aid kits are easily stowed away so they will not take up much room and hopefully, they will never be needed. But it is always best to be on the safe side.

Preparing for the worst is always the best option. Taxi drivers spend a lot of their life on the road, which can be a dangerous and unpredictable place. Taxi driver safety vests among other items require just a small outlay, and will ultimately mean that many of the common problems encountered will be prepared for, leaving you and your passengers safe.

David Hurd is the owner of Taxi-Mart, the only place where you will find everything you could possibly need for your taxi. Our Taxi-Mart site has been selling taxis to drivers for over 4 years and now our Taxi-Mart shop has been launched to provide everything you might need to accessorise your taxi. Visit http://www.taxi-mart.co.uk/ for more information.

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Are electrical cars the future?

Changes happening day by day are more and more notorious. Worldwide nation’s main concerns are focused on the lack of oil. In these days, with current technological advances, the electric car has no future except for people who are willing to buy one of these vehicles only and exclusively for use in a city.

The electric car will be an option when we have a range of energy equal to or above than the internal combustion engine. These electrical vehicles appear to have a range of only 130 kilometers.

How an electric car should work to be useful?

1-The battery should be charged using the same time or less than what it took to fill a fuel tank. Who will be willing to wait two hours or overnight to recharge their car batteries?

2-Once fixed the problem of charging time, we should have the same access to recharge or better than what we have with gas station service stations.

3-The electric car should have same features in speed, power and comfort of vehicles we currently have.

Who is behind of this technological delay?

The image that politicians want to sell us is the picture of a sustainable economy, but if this technology was developed (not to be stagnant), the goose that lays golden eggs from the oil industry, would find its end. Now tell me, who cares?

Why not developing a hybrid car?

We can alternate petrol fuel and electric power to maintain the same driving performance. Have you ever imagined smoke-free cities?

Now picture this, if we use hybrid cars, we may use gas fuel and switch to the electrical system when needed. The fuel system could be useful for long trips while the electrical system would be useful for cities. So, when using the fuel system of the car, the batteries could be charging.

Now tell me, who is not interested? I do. Do you?