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Old 1st April 2009, 11:54   #16
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My brother owns an i10 IRDE and he gets about 13.5-14 in city(Bangalore). I had also driven it and its quite peppy.

Not sure about the kappa F.E.

Between A-star and i10, i10 anyday, its miles forward.
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i10 Kappa is giving a friend 14.xx kpl in his first 1700km.
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Thanks for the input guys. We have decided to go for i10 Kappa Magna

This would explain the better drive ability of i10 iRDE.

BHP: iRDE --> 66.6/5500 Kappa --> 80/5200
Torque: iRDE --> 10.1/2800 Kappa -->11.4/4000

iRDE produces it's peak torque at 2800RPM, where as Kappa does it at a higher 4000RPM.
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I was eagarly following this thread since i found it interesting
So is it the conclusion that kappa mileage will be less than that of iRDE ?

As the peak torgue is at a higher rpm(somewhat similar to my Swift petrol) it translates to a revv happy engine but at the cost of frequent gear shifting to get that power while overtaking
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My i10 Kappa returns the following mileage :

City Driving with A/C all time : 14.5
Highway Driving with A/C, 80% time : 16.5

The above figures were returned before the second service. I am yet to check the mileage after the second service.
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Its the iRDE that has the better drivability in city conditions and feels more torquey. Kappa rules on the highway and for hi-revvers
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After looking at all responses, I am happy, infact very happy to note that my i10 is giving me excellent FE. I am not sure, if I do something extraordinarily different driving the most of us. So looks like my case is an exception and I am not complaining about it! :-).
Yes, I am light footed, anticipate traffic to use minimal brakes. Also, thankfully and touchwood, I have been able to manage my work timings so as to avoid peak traffic hours. I also ensure that I fill petrol from a particular petrol pump and use IFTEX addatives every time I do a tankful.

@Sankar - Personally, i10 (Kappa or iRDE) is better option than Maruti Astar. However, would strongly suggest you to have test drive of Astar and i10 and take a final decision.

takecare and drive slowly
rkavthekar, I exactly do the same as you are doing, including using same petrol pump, with iftex additives. I have been getting an average of 15 kmpl with my WagonR.

Sankar, one of my colleagues had an I10 Kappa and he claimed 12-14 kmpl in city based on light to bumper-to-bumper traffic in city, and 16-18 kmpl on highways with some spirited driving on highways with a/c.
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My i10 Kappa returns the following mileage :

City Driving with A/C all time : 14.5
Highway Driving with A/C, 80% time : 16.5

The above figures were returned before the second service. I am yet to check the mileage after the second service.
@jango - thats a great mileage that your kappa is returning. Is it city drivving in Bangalore or kottayam?

My i10 kappa has never given me more than 13 in Bangalore city driving with 50% ac and I have already done 11k kms.
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I bought the i10 kappa Automatic last week. Should tank her up today and check the FE. However, seeing the kms done on the odo and the fuel gauge, i think i'm gonna get a bad average. Fingers crossed.
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Kappa definitely has lesser milage compare to iRDE.
100% AC on, & in a stop go city traffic, kappa will give around 12 KMPL (to be practical).

As Mpower says, 1.1 is better than kappa in city driving (also give more FE & less costly). So, IMO for city driving 1.1iRDE is the way to go.
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DAMN!!!!
After the initial full tank on my i10 AT kappa after buying it, i just did another full tank at 137 kms (in one week). Guess how much petrol went in? 23 liters!!!
That's 5.95 average. Both times fuel was filled at same pump and stopped at first automatic click of the nozzle. I was standing and watching the filling process both times. So no chance of cheating.
I did rip the car around a bit. But how much can you rip an AT i10? And the average shouldn't get so low. My tyres are upgraded to 185/60/14. Tyre pressure is 28 (recommended by the tyre guy) and the i10 manual says to maintain 32. Even that shouldn't make so much of a difference IMO.
What could be happening?
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@tejas... its too low. Why dont you take it to Hyundai themselves. Automatics are hungry but this is too much to fathom.
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@tejas... its too low. Why dont you take it to Hyundai themselves. Automatics are hungry but this is too much to fathom.
Doing that tomorrow. This is below what my accord 2.3 AT used to give also!!!
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DAMN!!!!
After the initial full tank on my i10 AT kappa after buying it, i just did another full tank at 137 kms (in one week). Guess how much petrol went in? 23 liters!!!
That's 5.95 average. Both times fuel was filled at same pump and stopped at first automatic click of the nozzle. I was standing and watching the filling process both times. So no chance of cheating.
Damn! Man that is too low even for an AT even with a 185 tyre. Get it checked up at the Dealer's.
Any other Kappa AT owners here in Tbhp? Would like to know their feedback.
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Thanks for the input guys. We have decided to go for i10 Kappa Magna
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Congrats on your choice! Seems to be the best in petrol hatches.
But I thought of throwing in some thing to ponder about!
I was going through exactly what you are going through some 3 months ago.
I had selected the i10 1.2 Magna costing about 4.43 lacs.

I then checked out the Indica Vista TDI aqua which costs 4.57 and has almost same features as i10 magna except rear power windows but then it has fog lamps.

The Vista is a diesel and gives a mileage of 14.5 in city, so wins hands down against the i10 as far as FE is concerned.

I already own a zen and spacewise i10 isn't an upgrade at all whereas the Vista is a spacious sedan without a boot.

So chose the Vista and have done 5000 kms already with it with 2 long trips already.
With the i10 I dont I would have done even 2500 kms mainly due to its Petrol FE.

Cheers,
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