Since the Hyundai i10 debuted in 2007, it’s quickly become one of the most popular city cars on sale.
The model has consistently offered practicality and standard equipment found in much larger cars, and recently Hyundai has taken this further by revealing an all-new model, which is set to reach showrooms in 2020.
However, in the meantime the outgoing i10 will still be available and makes a fantastic town runabout or first car. Here’s what you need to know about the 2019 i10…
What engines are available?
With the i10, there is the choice of two efficient engines for buyers.
The entry-level engine with the i10 is a 1.0-litre petrol engine producing 66bhp and 95Nm of torque. It’s paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, though performance isn’t particularly inspiring – the sprint from 0-60mph taking 14.5 seconds and offering a claimed 97mph top speed.
Second is a more powerful 86bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine, which is offered with a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission – the latter dulling performance quite noticeably.
For that reason, we would stick with the manual version, which can manage 0-60mph in 11.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 109mph.
What trim levels are offered?
Five trim levels are offered on the i10, with prices and equipment highlights as follows.
S – from £9,200
Standard equipment includes 14-inch steel wheels with covers, daytime running lights, electric front windows, a trip computer and a radio with USB and AUX connection.
SE – from £10,405
SE brings a leather steering wheel and gearstick, a height adjustable driver’s seat, air conditioning, cruise control, electrically-operated and heated door mirrors, as well as Bluetooth and DAB radio.
Play – from £11,195See Available i10 deals
The special edition Play version is very well-equipped – adding 15-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and a seven-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation with smartphone mirroring.
Premium – from £12,330
Sitting above the SE, the Premium adds 14-inch alloy wheels, climate control, LED daytime running lights and a seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Premium SE – from £13,780
The top-of-the-range Premium SE is exceptionally well-equipped for a city car. It adds 15-inch alloy wheels, chrome-effect door handles, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, rear parking sensors and keyless entry with button start.
What about personalisation?
Unlike other city cars, Hyundai doesn’t offer an extensive amount of choice with its i10 when it comes to personalisation.
That said, there is quite an extensive colour choice available – including bright shades such as Passion Red and Champion Blue, with grey, blue and red being the no-cost options.
The options list is also rather limited, with buyers able to choose a Driver Assist Pack (£275), which includes lane-departure warning and a forward collision warning. You can also choose an electric sunroof, which is a reasonable £295 optional extra.