Indian terrain is tough for the drivers who would like to put their cars to the ultimate test of driving over all kinds of roads. HMIL (Hyundai Motors India Limited), a part of the giant Hyundai group of industries, has organized a drive across the country to introduce new version of their car i10 called “iTech”. Hyundai have second rank in the car manufacturing in India. They also hold a record of exporting highest number of passenger cars recently. Their car i-10 is the most popular model in India today. The latest model is an upgraded version of this popular car.
A senior member of Hyundai management, Mr. N. Kapoor, who was present at the start of car drive from the nation’s capital on March 5, said the car introduced for the drive is a special version of their most popular model,” i10”. For this particular car drive across the country they have made some new additions to the model. These additions are very high-tech and unusual. He said the drivers who are taking part in the race are very impressed by these new additions. What are these features and what new technical additions are added to the vehicle is not disclosed.
The route covered by drive is very long covering nearly 9000kms. The cars taking part in the drive would take a route which touches all parts of India and is called “Golden Quadrilateral”. The “Golden Quadrilateral” is a network of roads which connect four largest cities, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai in the shape of a quadrilateral. The route will touch the many cities, in Delhi, Rajasthan, Nagar Haveli, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and will end in Delhi.
One can see from this planned route that it will go over many difficult roads in its 25 days’ journey to explore the different cultures, regions and landscape in India. The roads are likely to test the driving skills of the drivers as well as the ability of the vehicle to last for a long time on the road without breaking down. Does the car give a peak performance and how fuel efficient it is on these roads. These questions would be answered at the end of the 25 days’ drive. Admirers of the vehicle are waiting anxiously to hear the verdict.