Following its low-key unveiling at the Paris Motor Show, Hyundai has released new details about the facelifted i10.
Boasting a ‘fluidic sculpture’ design, the updated model gains a new front fascia, restyled lighting units, and a modified rear bumper.
Inside, the cabin has been upgraded with a new instrument cluster (with an eco-shift indicator), improved seats, additional chrome accents, and a rear seat cup holder. Four trim levels are available, but all models come nicely equipped with air conditioning, a six-speaker audio system (with iPod connectivity), power windows, and central locking.
Under the hood, the entry-level 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine produces 68 hp (51 kW / 69 PS) which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km in 14.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). More importantly, thanks to an engine start / stop system, the i10 Blue has a combined fuel consumption of 67.3 mpg (imp) and CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.
If you feel the need for speed, the 1.3-liter four-cylinder churns out 85 hp (63 kW / 86 PS). It enables the i10 to run from 0-100 km/h in 12.2 seconds, hit a top speed of 169 km/h (105 mph), and average 61.4 mpg.
However, if you opt for the automatic transmission, the dash from 0-100 km/h takes 13.8 seconds, the top speed is reduced to 159 km/h (99 mph), and fuel efficiency declines to 51.4 mpg.
The updated model pricing starts at £9,195 (OTR).