Meet the i10 i-Blue – Hyundai’s 800cc turbocharged Supermini

Check out the new 800cc, three-cylinder turbocharged version of the Hyundai i10 supermini that will be introduced in the first half of 2010.

Hyundai i10 i-blue turbocharged three cylinder

The new i10, which produces around 90bhp and emits less than 100g/km, is based on the Hyundai i10 Blue CNG concept that was revealed at the 2008 Geneva Show.

Likely to be named the i10 i-Blue, the production car will run on standard petrol since despite the concept car’s impressive power output of 97bhp and 65g/km emission on compressed natural gas, the demand has remained low.

The new model coincides with a mild facelift of the whole i10 range to boost sales of the already popular Indian-built Korean hatch.

The Hyundai i10 i-Blue will be the most powerful and most expensive i10 model but prices won’t be far over the current range due to low production costs of the all-new engine.

The i10 will be first to benefit from the turbocharged three-pot motor, but will soon be seen in both Hyundai’s and sister company Kia’s future models.

[via 4wheelsnews]

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