HYUNDAI

HYUNDAI I10 HATCHBACK 1.2 MPi Premium 5dr

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph12.6s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2124 g/km

SMALL AND SIMPLE

Hyundai's third generation i10 gets the basics right and leaves city car rivals to fight it out over who's the trendiest. June Neary takes a look.

Will It Suit Me?

I might well be revealing myself as a bit of a grumpy old woman here but exactly who was it that decided small cars had to be 'funky'? It seems that every new city car that pops up on the market is either swathed in retro design themes, pursuing some futuristic styling concept or comes in the most lurid array of colour schemes imaginable. Sometimes it's a baffling combination of all three. Now, despite not quite fitting into the target demographic for such vehicles, I like to think that I appreciate a trendy little city car as much as the next person. I'll admit that properly executed, the fashionable small can work very well but do they all have to try so hard? Hyundai's i10 is refreshing in that it isn't a slave to fashion and that's why I always though that we'd get on famously. The third generation i10 model we look at here, like its predecessor, is a city car just like the Fiat 500, the smart fortwo, the Peugeot 108, the Toyota Aygo and others. What's different is that it's a throwback to how city cars used to be. By that, I mean like a bigger car but small. Hyundai hasn't bothered creating a lifestyle statement with mountains of personalisation options, a viral marketing campaign and its own branded pop concerts. Hyundai has made a practical and well built small car that it's selling at an affordable price. What's not to like?

Practicalities

The i10 has one of the longest wheelbases in its class, helping with ride comfort while also maximising the amount of room inside this compact city car. This model's long wheelbase has been achieved by pushing the wheels right into the corners of the car so as not to increase overall length by too much. It's a bigger thing than its predecessor, body changes adding 5mm to the length and 20mm to the width. It sits 20mm lower too, helping it avoid the Noddy-car look of many city cars. The i10's cabin might be slightly dull compared to city car rivals but the design is simple and appealing. The vibrancy and ingenuity that characterises the best small car interiors doesn't appear to be in evidence but Hyundai looks to have concentrated on getting the fundamentals right. Build quality is strong and the clear design of the controls helps give the i10 a classy, mature feel. Getting child seats in through the wide opening rear doors is surprisingly easy and chocolate marks were relatively straightforward to wipe off the seat fabric. Inside, the i10 offers best-in-class legroom and cargo capacity. Front and rear passengers benefit from surprisingly generous legroom, while boot capacity is supermini-like, rated at 252-litres with all seats in place.

Behind the Wheel

This little Hyundai doesn't feel particularly lively on the road but it's easy to drive and manoeuvrable with better comfort levels than you'd expect in a car this small. A choice of 1.0 or 1.2-litre petrol engines is available. The 1.2 is a four-cylinder unit that offers 83hp, making the car good for 62mph in 12.6s on the way to 106mph. Customers are also offered a 66hp 1.0-litre engine at the entry level which makes 62mph in 14.6s on the way to 97mph. The latest model has targeted improving refinement as a key priority. The suspension has been given a thorough working over to improve ride quality and reduce noise. The longer wheelbase and better quality relocated dampers will help here, improving body control over road imperfections.

Value For Money

Pricing starts at around £12,500 and there's a choice of three trim levels - SE, SE Connect and Premium - and at SE level, there's an extra £800 to pay if you want the 1.2-litre engine rather than the 1.0-litre unit. An AMT automated gearbox is a £500 option. Even the base 'SE' model gets a DAB radio with a 3.8-inch display, Bluetooth, air conditioning, electric windows, a leather steering wheel and gear lever, electric mirror adjustment and cruise control. Standard safety equipment across the range is class-leading, including Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), High Beam Assist (HBA) and Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) with integrated Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist (LKAS) and eCall, which can automatically dial emergency services in the event of a serious accident, shortening response times and improving post-accident protection.

Could I Live With One?

Some people will bemoan the fact the i10 city car from Hyundai doesn't display the youthful vibrancy and stylish design found in some of the leading city car products. Others will love it for precisely that reason. This is a straightforward small car refreshingly lacking in gimmicks. It's good to drive, well-built and neatly designed without resorting to outlandish colours or gimmicky detailing. There are increasingly few small cars like the i10 and that can only play into Hyundai's hands.

  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Front intermittent wipers
  • 1 speed non intermittent rear windscreen wiper
  • Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate

  • Anti-lock brake system
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Electronic stability control
  • Brake assist function
  • Traction control

  • Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Roadside assistance

  • ISG - Idle stop and go
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Lane departure warning system with lane keep assist - LKAS
  • Power assisted steering
  • Rear view camera
  • Cruise control + speed limiter

  • Trip computer
  • eCall emergency call system
  • 8" Touchscreen centre console display audio with smart device integration and DAB

  • Indicator light on door mirrors
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors

  • Honeycomb design in dashboard and door

  • Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
  • USB socket
  • 2 front/2 rear speakers

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Black finish on B pillars
  • Body colour door handles
  • Rear Spoiler with Integrated Brake Light
  • Front grille in glossy black

  • Bi-function projection headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • High beam assist
  • Front fog lights

  • Air conditioning

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear door pockets
  • Height adjustable steering column
  • Front door pockets
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Glove compartment
  • 12v power outlet - front
  • Bottle holders in front/rear doors + front centre console
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
  • Metal paint effect interior door handles

  • Cabin and luggage compartment interior lighting
  • Auto light control

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with forward collision warning system
  • Airbags - front, front side and curtain airbags

  • Front Head Restraints - Vertical and Horizontal Adjustment
  • 60/40 split folding flat to floor rear seats
  • Vertical adjustment rear head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • Isofix child seat preparation
  • Driver's seat height adjustment

  • Perimeter alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders
  • Driver + passenger vanity mirrors

  • 16" alloy wheels

  • Tyre repair kit

  • CO2 (g/km): 108
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 124

  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 5 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 71
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 75.6
  • CC: 1197

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 47.9
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 70.6
  • EC Combined (mpg): 60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 55.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 51.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 5.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 5.5

  • Generation Mark: 3
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Premium
  • Coin Description: MPi
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 5
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 5
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 9A
  • Service Interval Mileage: 10000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 84
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.2
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

  • Engine Power - KW: 62
  • Engine Power - RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 87
  • Engine Torque - NM: 118
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 4200
  • Engine Power - BHP: 84
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 12.6
  • Top Speed: 106
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 12

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Tyre Size Front: 195/45 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear: 195/45 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: N

  • Height: 1480
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 3670
  • Width: 1680
  • Wheelbase: 2425

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 932
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1430
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 36
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 252
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Loading Weight: 498
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1050
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 9.72

  • Metallic paint: £550
  • Pearlescent paint: £550
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Black two tone roof: £500
  • Red two tone roof: £500

  • Metallic - Slate blue: £550
  • Metallic - Sleek silver: £550
  • Metallic - Stardust grey: £550
  • Metallic - Champion Blue: £550

  • Pearl - Phantom black: £550
  • Pearl - Dragon Red: £550
  • Pearl - Brass: £550
  • Pearl - Aqua turquoise: £550

  • Solid - Polar white: £0
  • Solid - Tomato red: £0

  • Cloth - Brass metal: £0
  • Cloth - Shale grey: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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