New Hyundai i10 teased: popular city car spruces up

Published: 06 August 2019

► First look at new Hyundai i10
► Official design sketch revealed
► Due full debut at Frankfurt show

This is our first look at the new 2020 Hyundai i10, which is due to be shown at this autumn's Frankfurt motor show. It's an official design sketch showing the pert city car with a fresh new style.

Details are scant, but we know it is another European-designed and produced hatchback to slot into the £9000+ entry-level run of Hyundai's new car range. It arrives as Ford pulls the Ka+ from European sale, reflecting the tough marketplace for cheap 'n' cheerful city cars.

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. This design rendering is surely over-stylised, although Hyundai claims the X-shaped C-pillar at the rear is 'visible from far away... and draws the eye to the pillar-mounted logo.'

It certainly looks more progressive than today's ageing car (below). Read our Hyundai i10 review here.

The current Hyundai i10

We also know that the new 2020 i10 will pack some big car kit, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless phone charging. This speaks volumes for its smartphone-obsessed youth target market, but there will also be radar-controlled collision avoidance systems and reversing cameras.

We'll add more details to this story as we get them.

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