Hyundai i10 pricing and specs revealed
Having made its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor show, Hyundai has released pricing and specs for the thoroughly-refreshed i10 city car.
Priced from £12,495, the third-generation of Hyundai’s entry-level car has been completely redesigned with a new look and serious tech upgrades.
Compared to its predecessor, the all-new i10 has enhanced proportions, with its visual stance improved by a lowered roof (20mm), wider body (20mm) and longer wheelbase (40mm). Newly-designed optional 16in alloy wheels further give an energetic and agile look.
On the outside there’s a completely new look, with the front featuring a more angular design. There’s a cascading grille design, slimline headlights and, round the back, the rear swoops up to give the appearance of a floating roofline. All this helps give the i10 a more upmarket look.
In the cabin, things are equally new. There’s a completely overhauled dashboard design that now features an 8in touchscreen display on mid-range models. Slim air vents have been carried over, however, while overall the dash gets a much cleaner look than previously.
The new infotainment system features an app that allows drivers to find parking and fuel, before sending it to the car’s satnav. It’s also fully compatible with Apply CarPlay and Android Auto – something not all its rivals can boast. A rear-view camera is also available.
The i10 also features a plethora of safety tech as standard, the highest levels within the A segment, including forward collision-avoidance assist and high beam assist. A lane-keep function and speed warning system are also offered as optional extras.
Space has increased too, with the i10 available in four- and five-seat form. The boot now offers 252 litres of capacity – one of the best in its class. Thanks to the longer wheelbase rear passengers get slightly more leg room than before too.
The entry level i10 SE (£12,495) features a 66hp 1.0-litre petrol engine with five-speed manual gearbox and includes a DAB radio with 3.8in display, Bluetooth, air-conditioning, electric windows, leather interior trim and cruise control.
Mid-level i10 SE Connect (£13,495) adds 15in alloy wheel, 8in touchscreen, rear-view camera, smartphone mirroring and can be offered with either the 1.0-litre engine detailed above or a 82hp 1.2-litre petrol engine with five-speed automatic.
At the top of the range, i10 Premium (£14,495) comes with the same 1.0-litre engine as others in the range or can be spec’d with the 1.2-litre engine with five-speed automatic manual gearbox for £15,495.
Hyundai’s multi award winning city car goes on sale on the 18 January.