Adding yet another trophy to its already brimming cabinet, the Hyundai i10 has been crowned Honest John’s most popular city car.
It’s no surprise that The Hyundai i0 has bagged yet another prize, as it’s combination of practicality, performance, efficiency and value is unrivaled in the class.
At just £8,495 for the entry-level Hyundai i10 S, the torquey 66hp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine has more than enough poke to whisk you around urban areas, as well as sustain a refined motorway cruise.
Despite strong urban performance, fuel economy in the city is fantastic, too. The triple will return 60.1mpg combined with just 108g/km CO2, meaning £20 road tax per year.
If you want more performance, there’s an even more powerful 87hp 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol variant in higher-grade SE trim – but even this comes in at only £9,995, a fiver short of the all-important 10 grand mark.
With a new clever rear suspension design that improves rear-seat room and a 252-litre boot, the five-seat Hyundai i10 covers every base – exactly what a city car should do.
Honest John editor, Dan Harrison:
“We were mightily impressed when we drove the new i10 and it seems our users are similarly as keen.
“Despite the review only going live towards the end of 2013, the amount of users viewing it has been nothing short of phenomenal. It has gone straight to the top in our list of city cars and we expect it to be similarly successful in the sales charts thanks to its blend of refinement, handling and quality – not to mention the usual Hyundai reliability and a five-year warranty.”
It’s a great result for Hyundai in general and proves once again that the new generation of product can compete and beat its European rivals, offering exactly what the customer wants.
President and Chief Executive Officer Hyundai Motor UK, Tony Whitehorn, on the Hyundai i10’s success:
“To receive this award for i10, the fifth accolade since we launched the new model earlier this year, is a testament to the continued popularity of the model here in the UK.
“The New Generation i10 has built upon its solid credentials of value, comfort and practicality with an injection of the style, refinement and specification that consumers would expect from the class above.”