A facelifted variation of the Hyundai i10 will be on sale in the UK by January 2017, following the automobile’s public launching at the Paris motor show in next October.
The i10, a city car competitor for the Volkswagen Up, Skoda Citigo, Seat Mii and Kia Picanto, has been on sale in its present type from 2013; this mid-life refresh is developed to keep the vehicle competitive in the face of increasing rivalry.
Design updates for this i10 are small, and generally focus on a new front grille and LED daytime running lights. There’s likewise a reprofiled bumper at the rear, and a brand-new shape for the side moldings. Other exterior functions consist of a new 14in steel or alloy wheel design.
Hyundai has likewise updated the i10’s suite of security equipment to include front accident warning – which provides the driver an acoustic and visual sign if they’re about to have a crash – and lane departure cautioning systems.
Mechanically, Hyundai states it has enhanced the i10’s trip and handling by including a bigger front bump stopper and modified steering. The upgraded i10 will be provided with the very same engines as the present car – means 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre petrol systems with 65bhp and 86bhp. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, however a four-speed automated can also be specified.
Final specifications and rates for the facelifted i10 won’t be announced up until closer to the vehicle’s launch, but we expect rates to increase from the ₤ 7995 ($10,501) entry-level cost of today’s automobile. For reference, the Volkswagen Up is priced at ₤ 8995 ($11,814), where as Seat Mii and Skoda Citigo are priced at ₤ 8440 ($11,085) and ₤ 8275 ($10,869) respectively. The Picanto, from Hyundai’s sibling brand Kia, starts from ₤ 8095 ($10,632).