The latest Hyundai i10 offers a comprehensive series of improvements while retaining all the attributes that made it so popular in the first place. Chief among the changes are enhancements to the Hyundai i10’s design – both in the cabin and on the exterior of the car – which gives the latest model a more upmarket presence than any rival at a similar price point. These important design changes are in keeping with the brand’s bold and progressing design language, bringing a clear family resemblance between the new i10 and other recently launched Hyundais, including the sleek ix35 and ix20 models.
A new and improved range of Euro V compliant engines blend clean performance with excellent fuel economy and ultra-low emissions. The latest Hyundai i10 introduces the all-new 1.0-litre ‘Kappa’ engine, which replaces the old 1.1-litre ‘Epsilon’ unit. This cutting-edge three-cylinder engine achieves a remarkable 67.3mpg combined: the sort of cheap-to-run credentials that will resonate with customers as the cost of motoring continues to rise.
To make the most of this efficient new 1.0-litre engine, Hyundai has introduced an all-new model – the i10 Blue. This special ‘eco’ edition of the i10 emits an astonishingly low 99g/km CO2, so it gains exemption from VED and the London Congestion Charge. It is currently the only five-seat sub-£10k car on the market to achieve this, and the first of a family of Blue models that will underscore Hyundai’s commitment to environmental technology.
Equipment specification across the Hyundai i10 range remains impressive, with usually optional features, such as air conditioning and the addition of an iPod plug-in, standard fit on all new i10s. As part of a class-leading equipment list, customers will also find four airbags, a six-speaker stereo, 14-inch wheels, electric windows and central locking all as standard on all models.
In ascending order, the trim levels are Blue, Classic, Active (which replaces Comfort for the 2011 model), and Style. Each trim level offers features and technology unheard of on a car at this price point, for example smart 14-inch alloy wheels and heated front seats on the Style trim. Choosing the right Hyundai i10 is simple for UK customers too, with straightforward price gaps between trim packages and no hidden extras.
And, importantly, the Hyundai i10 still has the longest wheelbase in its class, meaning exceptional interior space – it’s a full five-seater with room for luggage.
That long wheelbase also gives the ride and handling characteristics of a far larger car, meaning the Hyundai i10 needn’t just be confined to the city limits. Combined with a modern front and rear suspension design, electric power steering and all-round disc brakes, the i10’s specification could embarrass some cars in the class above.
Hyundai i10 2011 MY Pricing
Derivative Base Price On the Road
1.0 Blue £8,566 £9,195
1.2 Classic £7,566 £8,195
1.2 Active £8,166 £8,795
1.2 Active Auto £8,966 £9,595
1.2 Style £8,716 £9,345