► Hyundai’s smallest car receives a facelift
► New front-end styling and tweaked rear
► Better infotainment and safety credentials
The facelifted Hyundai i10 has been unveiled ahead of its first public appearance at the 2016 Paris motor show later this month.
It’s not an extreme makeover for the city car, but it does get a new front grille and uprated infotainment system – all of which should help keep it on buyer’s radars in what is an extremely competitive sector.
How much has changed?
Under the skin, not a lot. The i10 comes with the same 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre petrol engines, with a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearboxes. For those with an eye on running costs, an economical BlueDrive version of the 1.0-litre remains on the spec sheet.
Outside, Hyundai’s given the i10 a subtle injection of style, with what the brand describes as its new ‘Cascading’ front grille with integrated circular LED daytime running lights at the front. There have also been some very subtle tweaks at the rear, with it featuring a new bumper and circular fog lights.
Inside, buyers will be able to choose from a new red dash and seat trim – as well as the existing blue and black trim finishes.
Tell me more about the new tech..
The biggest change inside is the addition of a new 7-in touchscreen infotainment system – available on higher-spec models – which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which will no doubt boost the i10’s appeal to younger buyers.
The sat-nav system also comes with a seven-year subscription to LIVE services, keeping you up to date with traffic information, local weather and speed camera locations.
Any other useful additions?
Top priority for many manufacturers these days is the inclusion of some form of active safety equipment. So, the updated i10 comes with a front-facing camera that enables a front collision warning system and lane departure warning (the latter an option on most models according to Hyundai).
Full specifications and UK pricing should be revealed shortly after the car’s debut at the Paris motor show.
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