The Hyundai i10 facelift will be on sale in the UK next January, with prices starting from € 9250.
2017 Hyundai i10 review
The i10, a city car rival the likes of Volkswagen, Skoda Citigo, Seat Mii and Kia Picanto, it is on sale in its current form from 2013; the average value of the life update is designed to keep the car competitive in the face of increasing competition.
Styling updates for this i10 are small and are mainly concentrated on a new front grille and LED daytime running lights. There is also a reprofiled rear bumper, and a new form for the team of the auction. Other exterior features include a new 14in steel or alloy wheel design.
The current i10 has been a source of disappointment in the past. It is functional and robust, but does not offer much charm or a technology that you will find in premium rivals. Hyundai is trying to change that by adding a 7.0 in touchscreen infotainment system. Likely to be available only on high-end versions of i10, the new touchscreen features of the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, as well as satellite navigation. The navigator comes with a seven-year subscription to LIVE services, which adds real-time local traffic conditions and weather updates.
Buyers will be able to choose from a new fabric, trim colors.
Hyundai has also updated the i10 suite of safety equipment include front collision warning – which gives the driver an audible and visual indicator if it’s going to have a crash and the lane departure warning system.
Mechanically, Hyundai says it has improved the i10 is the ride and handling with the addition of a larger front bump cap and modified steering. The updated i10 will be offered with the same engines as the current car – meaning the 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre petrol unit with 65bhp and 86bhp respectively. A five-speed manual is standard, but a four-speed automatic can also be specified.
The new car of £9250 for the price of entry is $ 1255 more outgoing pre-facelift model. Mid-spec SE models are priced from £ 10,900, while the more economical the Premium model costs £11,200. The most expensive model, with a Premium IF, prices starting from € 13,540.
Key rival Volkswagen, costs from £ 8995, while the Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo prices start from £8440 and £8275, respectively. The Picanto, Hyundai’s sister brand Kia, costs from £ 8095.