The all-new i10
So it was that we found ourselves in Chennai, home of Hyundai in India. The itinerary provided for a nice little jaunt down the East Coast Road to the picturesque former French colony of Pondichery and back.
But first, a look at what's new. The i10 has been revised inside and out and under the skin as well. It's a comprehensive makeover, and well-judged at that.
The all-new 'face' with the angular fog lamps, snarling hexagonal grille with honeycomb mesh and restyled headlamps are far more aggressive than the earlier car's styling. This helps to give it a distinct identity and, unlike most facelifts, I happen to find this version much more attractive than the original. The rear bumper has also been tweaked slightly, with the changes being restricted to the lower skirt, which now comes with reflectors on the higher versions. Rear-view mirrors with integrated indicators are also found on the 'new' i10.