Hyundai India has stopped the production of its i10 hatchback. The last unit manufactured, a black i10 was rolled out of the production facility a few days ago.
The reason behind this move from Hyundai India is due to the rise in demand for the Grand i10, i20 and the Creta SUV. The recently launched Elantra and Tucson have also received healthy response.
The Korean car manufacturer has decided to stop the production of the old i10 to make room on its manufacturing facility for new models with high demand.
Hyundai i10 hatchback was the only car in the Indian market to feature company's old Fluidic 1.0 design language. In 2011 i10 facelift was launched and it sold in significant numbers.
Although, when Hyundai launched the Grand i10, the sales of the old i10 was heavily affected and the monthly sales figures came down to 1,500 units.
Powering the Hyundai i10 was a 1.1-litre engine producing 68bhp and 99Nm of torque, which was mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The car was available in petrol and LPG versions.
According to the reports, Hyundai is developing an all-new Santro for the Indian market. The new Santro is expected to be launched in India in 2018 as a replacement for the i10 hatchback.