Hyundai India has finally stopped the production of i10 hatchback, claims a report on Team-BHP. The last unit of Hyundai i10 was a black colored model, which was rolled out a few days back. It is being learnt that the South-Korean automaker's most successful model Santro is making a comeback in an all-new avatar and hence, i10 has paved the way for it. In addition, it is also known through sources that the rising demand for Grand i10, i20 and Creta has compelled the company to take this step.
Hyundai's almost every vehicle, including the likes of recently launched Elantra and Tucson, has been performing decently in the Indian market of late. Hence, the company has halted the i10's production to make more space on the assembly lines for these newer models. It would help Hyundai in bridging down the gap between demand and supply, while keeping the waiting period minimum. Just so you know, Hyundai i10 was the only vehicle in the company's current portfolio in India to be based on old Fluidic 1.0 design language. Although, the facelifted i10 debuted in 2011 and raked in some exemplary sales numbers for Hyundai. However, things changed drastically after the launch of Grand i10 hatch, as it started eating the sales of i10.
The cannibalization played its role in the debacle of i10 as sales dropped to just 1500 units a month - an all-time low. For those asking, Hyundai i10 was available in petrol and LPG fuel trims. It was powered by a 1.1L engine which produced 68bhp of top power and 99Nm of peak torque. The engine was paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The hatch comes in three trims: Era, Magna and Sportz. The LPG option is available in the top-end Sportz trim only. Hyundai i10 is priced in a range of Rs. 4.36-5.21 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, New Delhi) in the Indian market. It lock horns with the likes of Maruti Celerio, Tata Tiago, Chevrolet Beat, and Ford Figo. The all-new Santro, believed to be replacing i10, would launch by mid 2018 in India.