Hyundai has announced that its new i10 city car will cost from £12,495.
Despite many manufacturers turning their backs on the city car market, Hyundai remains dedicated to it – not surprising considering it was the best-selling model in its segment in the UK in 2018.
The latest car is more stylish than ever – even in standard form, though a sportier N-Line version is also on the way. It also sits on a new platform – allowing for increased dimensions as it’s 40mm longer and 20mm wider, though 20mm lower to achieve a sportier look.
The new i10 also aims to lead the way in its class for safety, technology and connectivity, while also coming with five seats as standard.
For this new model, Hyundai has ditched the entry-level ‘S’ version – meaning the range starts with the £12,495 SE. For this, you get plenty of standard kit – including Bluetooth, air conditioning, a leather steering wheel and cruise control.
Standard safety kit also impresses as the i10 features lane keep assist, lane departure warning, high beam assist, autonomous emergency braking and eCall emergency services.
Upgrading to the SE connect (available from £13,495) adds 15-inch alloy wheels, an eight-inch touchscreen with an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a reversing camera.
The top-spec Premium version (costing from £14,495) adds stylish 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
It continues to be available with two efficient petrol engines – a 66bhp 1.0-litre and an 83bhp 1.2-litre that’s offered on higher trims. The latter is also available with an optional five-speed automatic transmission, with a five-speed manual fitted as standard to both.
Order books open on January 18, with first deliveries expected in the Spring.