What’s this then?
You’re looking at the new-for-2014 Hyundai i10 city car, already rated highly by the experts. It’s on sale now.
Pretty much all of it is new – the previous car appeared in 2007 and sold like hot cakes when the government introduced its economy-boosting Scrappage Scheme. The new model may not have that benefit but it does now have a large base of loyal followers to choose from.
There’s a higher-quality interior, better dynamics than before and a brace of frugal petrol engines, more about which you can read below. Essentially it’s taken all the old i10’s previous qualities and enhanced them, while minimising its foibles. Looks better, too.
What powers it?
Either a one-litre three-cylinder or four-pot 1.2, depending on your budget. The former isn’t that quick on paper (0-60 takes around 15 seconds) but is apparently better on the road. The latter puts out 87 horsepower and is the better long-distance machine. It manages 57 mpg, next to the 60-65 of the 1.0-litre cars.
How much does it cost?
Refreshingly little. Pricing starts at 8,345 on the road, which gets you an ‘S’ model with daytime running lights, central locking, electric front windows, USB with AUX connection and plenty of safety kit – Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), six airbags, Tyre Pressure Monitoring and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM).
SE adds get electric rear windows, body coloured door handles, electric and heated door mirrors, air conditioning and drivers seat height adjustment for 9,295, while Premium spec includes LED daytime running lights, integrated door mirror indicators, steering wheel controls, Bluetooth with voice recognition, leather steering wheel and gear knob and 14-inch alloy wheels – all for under 10,000.
If you want to beat those prices above, we suggest you search for the best deal with carwow’s Hyundai i10 offers page. We let you compare offers and evaluate your buying options from multiple main Hyundai dealers across the UK. You select the deal that best meets your needs in relation to price, delivery time, location and even reviews of the dealer from previous carwow buyers.
The city car class is dripping with alternatives – there’s the Up/Mii/Citigo trio, the 107/C1/Aygo trio and the i10’s sister car, Kia’s Picanto. Then there’s the Chevy Spark, Suzuki Alto, Smart Fortwo…
In a line?
Class-leading city car kicks off with tempting price tag