2020 Hyundai i10 revealed ahead of Frankfurt
The thoroughly refreshed Hyundai i10 city car has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The company’s entry-level car has been completely redesigned with a new look and serious tech upgrades. It’ll arrive early next year and take on the Kia Picanto and Volkswagen Up. Here’s what you need to know.
It’s not much larger than the outgoing model – just 5mm longer. But the wheelbase has grown by 40mm, which gives the car a slightly more purposeful stance. It’s also 20mm lower than before.
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. It all helped give the i10 a more upmarket look.
10 exterior colours are on offer, with an optional two-tone roof also available. A new set of 16in alloy wheels are offered too, which Hyundai says gives the car an “energetic and agile look”.
In the cabin, things are equally new. There’s a completely overhauled dashboard design that now features an 8in touchscreen display. 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, 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.
From launch, two petrol engines will be available – a 68hp 1.—litre three-cylinder and an 85hp 1.2-litre four-cylinder. The pair are both available with an automatic gearbox, although a five-speed manual is standard. Expect a more powerful engine to join the line-up at a later date.
We’ll bring you more info when the car is revealed in full at Frankfurt, but if you want one deliveries are expected to commence in early 2020.