Scoop! Hyundai stops production of i10

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Hyundai India has stopped production of the i10 hatchback. The last unit, a black i10, was produced a few days ago. This step has been taken after seeing rising demand for Grand i10, i20 and Creta. The company's latest launches - the Elantra and the Tucson, have also seen satisfactory initial response. The carmaker has decided to halt production of the old i10 to make room on its assembly lines for models with stronger demand.

The i10 hatchback was the only Hyundai car on offer in India with the company's old Fluidic 1.0 design philosophy. It was given a facelift in 2011 and had brought in significant sales numbers for the Korean automaker. However, when Hyundai launched the Grand i10, the older i10's sales got heavily cannibalized and it settled for monthly sales of around 1,500 units.

The Hyundai i10 was powered by a 1.1-litre engine that was available in petrol and LPG versions. It was rated at 68 BHP and 99 Nm of torque and mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Hyundai is reported to be developing an all-new Santro, which is expected to be launched in India as the i10's replacement in 2018.

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