Hyundai unmasks all-new i10 ahead of Frankfurt debut

Hyundai has revealed a new version of its i10 model ahead of its launch at the Frankfurt motor show next month.

Compared to the outgoing model, the new i10’s roof is lower by 20 mm, plus the model is 20mm wider.

Styling features include a wider front grille which Hyundai said “expresses a sporty character” along with round LED Daytime Running Lights showing a refined honeycomb structure inside, while at the rear, two horizontal crease lines break up the soft surfaces of the boot and run into the taillight graphics.

The i10 is available as a four or five-seat model and it has a 252-litre boot, which Hyundai said is one of the best in its segment.

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From launch, it will be offered with two engines: a 1.0-litre MPi three-cylinder petrol engine with 67hp and a 1.2-litre four-cylinder with 84hp. Both engines are available with two transmission choices, which consist of a five-gear manual transmission and a five-gear automated manual transmission. Compared to a traditional automatic transmission, the AMT increases efficiency thanks to its lighter weight and reduced friction, the firm claimed, adding the car is also available with an ECO Pack, which includes an adjusted gear ratio, four seats and 14-inch wheels for optimised efficiency.

Provisional CO2 emissions figures are 103g/km for the 67hp engine, and 107g/km for the 84hp engine.

Technology included with the car includes an 8in touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, wireless charging, a rear-view camera, and Hyundai’s Bluelink telematics system, while safety systems will include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, high beam assist, lane keep assist, driver attention warning and intelligent speed limit warning.

“The i10 has consistently been one of our sales drivers and the historic base of growth for Hyundai in Europe, and we stay committed to our customers by introducing this all-new model,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice president of marketing and product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The All-New Hyundai i10 is the latest example of our democratisation of new technologies for our customers.”