The new Hyundai i10 and Atos cargo derivatives make the perfect safe, economical and comfortable transport for small businesses. The Grand i10 has a cargo net and strong wire mesh between the cargo area and two front seats, while the rear side windows are secured with strong mesh wire on the inside.
Two derivatives will be launched in the shape of the smaller hatchback – the Atos 1.1 Motion Cargo (manual), Atos 1.1 Fluid Cargo (manual), and the Grand i10 1.0 Motion Cargo (manual).
These city cars are popular in the motor market with 350 sales of the first Grand i10 Cargo model, followed by 50 new Grand i10 Cargo sales and 13 of the new Atos Cargo. Fidelity Services Group bought 131 Grand i10 cargo vehicles and became one of the biggest buyers.
“We homologated the Grand i10 Cargo as a light commercial vehicle, which created another benefit for businesses because they can claim back VAT on their purchase. Following the success of the Grand i10, we also homologated the slightly smaller Atos 1.1 Cargo as the youngest entry to our light commercial vehicle range,” says Anderson.
Hyundai’s main aim is reliability and sustainability for its commercial derivatives. The warranty rate at the time of this news release for the Grand i10 was R62,26 per unit per month, and for the Atos even lower at R48,04 per unit per month.
“If those low warranty burn rates – which is a good indicator of a car model’s reliability – are not good enough reason to put your trust in the Atos or Grand i10 Cargo, then Hyundai Automotive SA’s exceptional warranty for 7 years or 200 000 km should do. Such a long warranty is even more important for a commercial vehicle that works hard every day,” says Anderson.
Engines and transmission
A 998 cc three-cylinder petrol engine powers the Grand i10 1.0 Motion Cargo with a 5-speed manual gearbox delivering a total output of 49 kW with 94 Nm of torque. .
The Atos Cargo has a 1086 cc four-cylinder petrol engine also paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The model pushes out 50 kW with 99 Nm of torque.
Both models boast a low fuel consumption. The Atos Cargo consumption figure is 5,7 litres per, while the Grand i10 Cargo recorded 5,4 litres per 100 km.
Interior and features
The cabin of the Atos Cargo is spacious with a 7-inch infotainment screen (compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto), air-condition, electric windows, central locking, and audio and Bluetooth controls on the steering wheel.
The Grand i10’s interior boasts adjustable seat height, central locking, remote keyless entry, a manual air conditioner, an infotainment centre with a 6,2-inch touch-screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, electrical side mirrors.
Airbags feature for both driver and passengers in the Grand i10 Cargo and in the Atos Fluid Cargo derivative. The Atos Motion Cargo comes with an airbag for the driver.
Both Cargo models have 3-point seatbelts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger. An Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), and crumple zones and side impact protection beams completes the safety package.
Atos 1.1 Motion Cargo (manual) R179 900
Atos 1.1 Fluid Cargo (manual) R189 900
Grand i10 1.0 Motion Cargo (manual) R211 900
Roadside assistance for 7 years or 150 000 km and a 1-year/15 000 km service plan form part of the package. The service interval for both models is 15 000 km.