New Hyundai i10 Shows Affordable City Cars Can Be Fun

The all-new Hyundai i10 has been unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show with an adorable look and the promise of being vastly superior to its predecessor.

Hyundai has developed and will build the new i10 in Europe. Three engines will be offered to customers. The first powertrain is a small 1.0-liter MPi three-cylinder pumping out 66 hp and 70 lb-ft (96 Nm) of torque while sitting above this powertrain in the family is a larger 1.2-liter MPi four-cylinder with 82 hp and 87 lb-ft (118 Nm) of torque. Shoppers are offered the choice between a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automated manual transmission for both these engines.

In addition to the regular models, Hyundai also introduced the sporty i10 N Line with a version-specific 1.0-liter three-cylinder T-GDi engine rated at 98 hp and 126 lb-ft paired exclusively to a five speed manual.

Also Read: 2020 Hyundai i10 N Line Gets An Exclusive 1.0-Liter Turbo

Photo credits Hyundai

The example displayed in Germany is painted in a unique shade of silver and all up, there are 10 exterior colors available. These are Dragon Red, Brass, Aqua Turquoise, Phantom Black, Polar White, Star Dust, Sleek Silver, Champion Blue, Tomato Red, and Slate Blue. The city car’s roof can also be painted in a contrasting shade of Black or Red

While no one would call the new i10 a ‘sporty’ looking car, it does adopt a more appealing shape than the outgoing model thanks to it featuring a 20 mm lower (0.7-inch) roofline while sitting 20 mm (0.7-inch) wider. The most intriguing design traits of the car can be found at the front where there is a large black grille with daytime running lights incorporated into the corners. The headlights also have a unique shape to them.

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Photo credits: Stefan Baldauf / Guido ten Brink for Carscoops


    third world quality is the reason why city car sales and interest are declining

    • Matt

      Small cars like this have such low profit margins that it’s impossible to fit them out with the plush interiors of larger (read: more profitable) models and still sell them at an attractive price.

      However I don’t think that’s the reason sales are in decline. Car sales generally are in a downward trend, especially among young people who used to be the main market for compact models.

  • Maisch

    Weird title? Affordable small city cars are almost always fun to drive. Light and agile cars, especially with small 3 pot engines that needs to be pushed hard. Ut has been like that for decades ands still true. In the real world outside of comment sections on the Internet, horsepower isnt really that important to create a fun car.

  • R55

    This starts at £11,000.

    A Supermini.. a Hyundai i10, starts at £11,000.

    What can you buy new for £5/6000 anymore?

    • designer_dick

      How do you know it starts at £11,000? The current car starts at £9,200, and the new one carries over the same engines, so I see no reason for an almost 20% increase in the base price.

      • ThatGuy

        Its purely visual and “safety Tech” used as a subterfuge to up profits.
        They dont care they about that dollar bills and since they took ford out of the game, are claiming Ford money for cars, which is justified but does not make it right. Once car manu’s are established they leave value proposition for money. It grates me

    • Rimas Kurtinaitis

      You can’t buy anything new for such a low price, because the pound sterling’s value has considerably dropped over the years. Expect inflation and tariffs to bump car prices by a considerable degree.

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