Hyundai Gets Down To Work On A New Mini i10

Did you think the Accent was small? Well it is, but it’s far from the smallest that Hyundai makes. Outside of the United States, it offers models like the i10.

An A-segment city car, the Hyundai i10 was introduced in 2007 and replaced with the second-generation model in 2013. By that schedule, the third iteration should be hitting the streets sometime next year.

That means that the Korean automaker must already be hard at work on the new model, and here it is – or here they are, we should say, because our spies at CarPix have spotted two prototypes out parked in the snow.

Heavily camouflaged as they are, there’s little to be gleaned from these spy shots beyond their essential existence. Those holes in the front-end camo suggest a sort of Fiat 500 look, but that doesn’t necessarily speak to the sheetmetal (or indeed the headlight units) underneath. And Hyundai hasn’t been known to go the retro route very much.

What we can expect at this early stage is that the new i10 will share much with its corporate cousin, the Kia Picanto. That model was just replaced last year, and we can anticipate most of the same mechanical bits underneath – including the 1.0-liter inline-three and 1.2-liter inline-four engines, mated as they are to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. But you never know, we could end up surprised.

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  • Innocuous

    The huge windows and the side indicator make me believe this is something designed for third-world markets ( maybe a Renault Kwid rival ), probably based on the current i10. I think the next euro i10 is going to be a little more stylish than this…

    • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

      i hope it is !

    • roy

      It is

    • Yeah, it kinda looks like the previous gen Nissan Micra.

    • Miknik

      I agree, and also hope that, this looks horrible; I suspect it could be a next generation Eon (http://www.hyundai.com/in/en/Showroom/Cars/EON/PIP/index.html), a mainly for Inida made smaller and cheaper than the i10 hatchback with similar proportions….

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    it looks like it is neally ready i wonder if frankfurt 2018 debut ?

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