Almost four years since the second generation Hyundai i10 was launched it gets a facelift, not very extensive, but the achieved changes can put the Korean car on a strong position in the face of strong rival like twins Peugeot 108 / Citroen C1, SKODA Citygo, VW up ! or Toyota Aygo.
The waterfall type grille, part of the new visual identity for future Hyundai models, is characterized by curved and fluids lines. LED daytime headlights, positioned at the ends of the new grille, give an impressive image. Inside, it can be configured with upholstery colored red, blue, orange, beige or black. In addition, it has for the first time 14 ” alloy wheels. The new model proposes a higher level of comfort and maneuverability achieved through structural changes to the suspension and steering.
The model includes two variants of petrol engines with a displacement of 1.0 and 1.25 liters associated as standard to a manual gearbox with five-speed or optional to an automatic one with four reports.
The BlueDrive version for petrol engines with a displacement of 1.0 liters benefits from different systems and equipment that reduce fuel consumption. The new Hyundai i10 is also available with versions equipped from the factory with a liquefied gas system too.
Hyundai i10 benefits from advanced connectivity features. These functions are integrated into the new navigation system with a 7 inch touch screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto guarantee perfect synchronization and safe operation for devices based on iOS or Android systems.
The constantly updated navigation system comes with a free subscription for a period of seven years from the LIVE service that provides real-time information about traffic conditions, local weather, points of interest and speed cameras in the countries where such information can be displayed. The new Hyundai i10 is the only model in the class that features Auto Android, Apple CarPlay, and LIVE Services in one infotainment system.
The vehicle has two amenities for advanced active safety, both using the new multi-functional video camera: an alert system in the event of a frontal collision (Front Collision Warning System – FCWS) and warning system when involuntarily leaving the running lane (Lane Departure Warning System – LDWS).
Using the front camera sensors, FCWS alerts the driver acoustically and visually about the possibility of a collision with the vehicle ahead. LDWS warns when changing the lane while the vehicle is running at over 60 km / h.
Also, the new Hyundai i10 offers automatic air conditioning system, heated front seats and steering wheel. The spacious interior can accommodate up to five people and the luggage compartment offers generous storage space of 252 liters, the largest in its class.
The new i10 will be presented at the Paris International Motor Show in early October 2016.