Showing posts from December, 2009

Happy New Year!

A whole year has passed...and here we are on the eve of a new one.

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2010, full of love and blessings.

Hyundai i10

Took delivery of a new small city car less than two weeks ago. It's a silver Hyundai i10 5-door hatchback with a 1.2 DOHC 16 valve engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. It's not going to win any drag races, and the looks may take a little getting used to, but it's cheap, easy to drive and park, reasonably comfortable, and most importantly, frugal on gas, a big deal nowadays given the rising cost of oil and concerns regarding global warming.


Variant: 2009 1.2 GLS M/T
Type: Front engine, front wheel drive, 5-door hatchback
Engine: Hyundai Kappa, Inline-4, gasoline powered
Displacement: 1197 cc
Valvetrain: DOHC, 16-Valve
Fuel induction: Multipoint fuel injection
Bore x Stroke: 71×75.6mm
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Power: 74.9 ps@6000 rpm (local spec)
Torque: 11.8 kg-m@4000 rpm (local spec)
Power-to-weight ratio: 84.6 ps/ton/11.8 kg/hp/25.9 lbs/hp
Rated Fuel Economy: 5.0l/100km/47 mpg
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Dimensions: 3565mm x 1595mm x 1540mm
Wheelbase: 2380mm
Curb we…