New look for the new Hyundai i10
The Korean Car manufacturer is set to reveal their second generation new Hyundai i10. The next marque of the hugely successful city car will be on display at the beginning of October at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, which is running from 1st – 16th October 2016
Unlike previous models, the new Hyundai i10 has been designed and developed in Germany and produced in Turkey. Unlike some facelifts and new generation models, the new Hyundai i10 comes with many design refinements, which include a redesigned signature “cascading” front grille which has a curved trapezium outline and round LED daytime running lights tucked into each corner.
The new Hyundai i10 is characterised by curved, flowing lines which will become the new family identity for all Hyundai models designed over the next few years.
The large black trim pieces fitted to the doors have been left unchanged but the rear bumper now boasts a contrasting black panel and round reflectors in place of the old car’s square units.
As with the current Hyundai i10, the new i10 will be available with the choice of 2 petrol engines: – 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre, and with a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic gearbox.
Equally, as with the previous model, there will be a BlueDrive eco model, which is based on the 1.0-litre petrol variant. This includes a number of features to reduce fuel consumption.
Hyundai i10 Interior
Inside the cabin, drivers won’t be disappointed. The new i10 has all the latest connectivity features, which are now integrated into a new seven-inch touchscreen navigation system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality will be offered on top-spec models, and with seven-year’s of free subscription to LIVE services, you won’t find yourself lost in several years time when road changes have outdated your sat-nav!
The tech and spec of the car have been upgraded, to enable the Hyundai i10 to compete with rivals such as the VW UP! This will also help in pushing the Hyundai i10 into a more premium area of the city car sector. Features such as automatic air conditioning, a heated steering wheel and front seat warmers will all be available.
Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “The new i10 showcases strong build quality and our passion for detail, while also including many features from the segments above.
“The impressive package has made the i10 one of the best-selling cars in its class and popular with customers across the UK – a success story that the new i10 is set to carry on.”
In addition to the i10, Hyundai will also be showcasing the new Hyundai i30 in Paris.
Prices and a release date have still yet to be confirmed, but are expected after the Paris Motor Show. It is expected to cost more then the current model – Entry-level models could cost approximately £9,000 while top-spec versions could set you back closer to £13,500.