New Hyundai i10 supermini makes motor show debut

Published: 10 September 2019

► First look at new Hyundai i10
► Official pictures revealed
► Due show debut at Frankfurt

Hyundai's new i10 city car has arrived, and has been revealed among the show stars at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show.

The latest car features an aggressive new design and tech-filled interior. It's slightly longer and wider but 20mm lower than the i10 it replaces too, making for a purposeful stance on the road.

The new 2020 Hyundai i10

The company calls it an 'energetic and agile look' and the nose incorporates daytime running lights (DRLs) for that vogueish facial expression. A two-tone colour scheme can be specified, as can alloy wheels of up to 16-inches in diameter with a patterned design inspired by the NEXO hydrogen car.

Interior and technology

Inside, the cockpit has more of a textured look and certainly looks like that of Hyundai’s larger cars. It’s definitely funkier, with honeycomb-patterned dashboard inserts and kitch material colours for the upholstery. There's a choice of four colour combos that adds a little extra personalisation.

Hyundai i10 interior

An eight-inch touchscreen – the largest in the A-segement, according to Hyundai – is blended into the instrument cluster and mounted high. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included, and wireless charging is available, too. If buyers want navigation, Hyundai provides a subscription to its real-time traffic and weather services for the system. The brand’s ‘SmartSense’ suite of safety tech optionally includes high beam assist, lane keep assist and intelligent speed limit warning.

As for space, there is 252 litres of boot volume. That's one litre more than the Up/Citigo/Mii trio and 56 litres more than the Citroen C1 or Peugeot 108.

What powers the new i10?

Three- and four-cylinder petrol engines, sans turbo like the i10’s unidentical twin, the Kia Picanto. Power outputs are rated at 66bhp and 83bhp respectively. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual or… shudder… a five-speed automated manual.

If you’ve got thrifty genes, the i10 is available with an ‘Eco Pack’, which changes the gear ratios, makes it just a four-seater and sticks on smaller 14-inch wheels.

After the supermini makes its 2019 Frankfurt motor show debut, we expect it to go on sale by the end of 2019.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches

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