So, finally…………… After all the numerous test drives to evaluate the Hyundai i10 Kappa and the Hyundai i20, I’ve made my choice… and it’s the i10 Kappa with automatic transmission. There were quite a few options to choose from, even in terms of the colour and interiors.

When I saw the trim of the Sportz model, I instantly fell in love with it and knew I just had to have it. I was told this was available in only two body colours, Black and Red. No guessing which one I chose ! 🙂

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I had initially approached Sanjay Hyundai and the guys there kept on changing the actual amount payable each time I approached them. At times they said insurance was free, at other times they said it was a limited period scheme which was over etc etc. They also didn’t appear too proactive in terms of offering other freebies, so I went over to Kothari Hyundai to see if they were any different.

The guys at Kothari Hyundai were equally lazy and it was a frustrating experience to keep visiting their showroom at Tilak Road for every little thing.

Added to this was the fact that the two guys I was dealing with didn’t seem keen on letting me know about other formalities to be completed and each time, I had to call them and ask what was the next course of action. Eventually, everything was sorted out, and I finally went ahead with the purchase. It felt great to drive though of course, I still had to return to the showroom for getting the number plates fitted along with the mudflaps, reverse horn, steering cover, rubber floor mats etc etc that were part of the deal along with Rs.150 worth of fuel (yeah I know, not much !!)

Here are some more pics of the interiors…

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I did get a lot of feedback from friends about whether the automatic transmission was a good choice, and all I can say right now is… Yup, it certainly was. How it fares in the long run is something only time can tell. Will post more details and actual driving experiences as the days go by, along with stats on mileage etc… So stay tuned 😀