Hyundai i10 facelift (2011) first official pictures

Published: 02 February 2011

Hyundai today showed off the new i10 city car - one of the most popular small cars in the UK during last year's scrappage incentive scheme.

As well as a cosmetic pick-me-up, the new 2011 Hyundai i10 gains a pair of new engines with stop-start tech for emissions nudging just under the magic 100g/km CO2 mark. 

The Hyundai i10 Blue emits 99g/km of carbon dioxide, and the Koreans claim it's the cheapest five-seat car on the market to hit sub 100g/km. Five seats? In a city car? Who are they trying to kid!

Still, it means the cleanest i10 will be road tax and Congestion Charge exempt over here in the UK.

New 2011 Hyundai i10: the tech lowdown

The facelifted i10 comes with a brace of new or revised engines: a new 1.0 three-cylinder Kappa engine replaces the 1.1 Epsilon unit, while the 1.2 is upgraded with 13% more power and 9% less CO2.

The 1.0 now averages 67.3mpg on the combined cycle.

When can I buy an i10?

The revised i10 city car range is priced from £8195. UK sales start in time for the new reg plate on 1 March 2011.

All i10s come with air-conditioning, MP3 player plug-in ability, four airbags, a six-speaker stereo, electric windows and central locking.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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