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Hyundai I10 HATCHBACK 1.0 MPi SE 5dr

Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
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Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr
Hyundai I10 1.0 MPi SE 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG64.20
  • 0-62mph14.6 secs
  • Top Speed97 mph
  • C02104 g/km
  • BHP67
  • Torque71 lbs/f
  • P11D26%

Review

We're going to see far fewer citycars on the market in the coming years, which is welcome news for Hyundai, who has reaffirmed its commitment to the segment by introducing this third generation version of its popular i10 tiny hatch. It's billed as the most hi-tech citycar ever.

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Hyundai's quest for constant improvement means that it's set a high bar for itself with the third generation version of its smallest car, the i10. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Sometimes, the stars just align perfectly for a car manufacturer. Such was the case back in 2009 when two largely unrelated circumstances coincided. The introduction of the government's Scrappage Scheme saw a number of tired old cars being taken off our roads and resulted in a commensurate quantity of buyers with a modest sum of cash in their hands looking for something to buy. Fairly new onto the market and having just replaced the underwhelming Amica was the rather appealing Hyundai i10. Sales skyrocketed and for a short while, the i10 was the country's best selling car. It didn't last. While i10 sales continued quite strongly, the end of the Scrappage Scheme saw buyers return to their usual buying habits. Since then, Hyundai has tried hard to keep citycar buyers interested. It rejuvenated the i10 in second generation form in 2013, but it still didn't quite have the quality or the fashionable appeal of rivals like the Volkswagen up!, Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii triplets. But this MK3 version just might.

Driving Experience

Engine-wise, not much has changed, so as usual in an i10, there are two primary options, a three cylinder 1.0-litre 66hp Mpi unit and a four cylinder 1.2-litre 83hp 'Kappa' Mpi powerplant. Both engines can be had with either five-speed manual transmission or a (rather jerky) five-speed automated AMT auto gearbox. Both units offer decent pulling power by class standards - 96Nm in the 1.0-litre and 118Nm in the 1.2. Maximum speed in the 1.0-litre version is 97mph and the rest to 62mph sprint occupies 14.6s. There are a few things you want to tick off as soon as you get yourself seated behind the wheel of a good citycar. The first is visibility. If you're going to be jinking from lane to lane, you need great all-round sightlines. This i10 scores well in that regard, with good mirrors, windscreen pillars that aren't too obtrusive and a fairly high seat height. This MK3 model's reduced beltline at the front (11mm lower) and rear of the vehicle (13mm lower) provides drivers with a better view of the road on both sides, as well as a sleeker design. In combination with less C-pillar obscuration, now 11.9-degrees and down from 13.1-degrees, drivers have better visibility when performing parking manoeuvers. At the top of the range lies the flagship model, the i10 N Line. Here, you get the 1.0-litre Gdi three cylinder turbo engine from the larger i20 supermini, complete with 100PS and 172Nm of pulling power. If you don't mind paying supermini money for this top variant, you'll find that it'll deliver you quite as much spark as you'll need from a car of this kind. And, thank goodness, it only comes with the 5-speed manual gearbox.

Design and Build

Design-wise, everything's new here, this MK3 i10 sitting 20mm lower and wider than its predecessor, plus it's 5mm longer. Slimmer headlights and, on higher-spec models, LED spot lamps give it a slightly more up-market look too. Of greater importance though, is the news that the wheelbase has increased by 40mm, pushing the wheels further out to the corners so as to improve cabin space. This i10 was always a good pick if you wanted a citycar with an interior nearly as big as a supermini. Now, that's even more the case. Hyundai reckons that a couple of big adults will now be quite comfortable in the rear - an achievement for a car of this kind. And, at a pinch, you might even fit a third person in too. Up front, the redesigned fascia features slim central air vents borrowed from the Kona SUV, but its main enhancement lies with the adoption of the 8-inch infotainment centre-dash display from the i30 family hatch, which here flows in a continuous sweep towards the instrument panel. Out back, as before, there's a decent 252-litre boot, which remains class-leadingly big. By contrast, a Volkswagen up! offers 251-litres, so Hyundai just squeaks in above the class benchmark.

Market and Model

Pricing starts at around £13,000, which is around double what the first generation version of this car cost when it debuted back in 2007. Your wage slip probably hasn't become 100 per cent bigger in that time but c'est la vie. Anyway, that base figure applies to the base 'SE' level of trim that few customers will want on the volume 1.0 MPi model. Most will stretch to mid-range 'SE Connect' spec costing around £1,000 more - which is what you'll have to do if you want the option of paying your dealer £500 more to get the AMT 5-speed auto gearbox with this car. The four cylinder 1.2 MPi engine costs a £500 premium over the 1.0-litre unit - and again with that, the AMT auto is £500 more. 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. We should also mention the top 'N Line' model, which costs from just over £16,000 and is the only one you can order with Hyundai's 1.0-litre T-GDI 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine. Here, exterior design enhancements include unique bumpers and grille giving a dynamic look that space supposed to have been inspired by Hyundai's engagement in motorsport. And 'N Line' buyers also get exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels, plus an i10 sign in red font, as well as a skid plate and diffuser.

Cost of Ownership

The i10 shouldn't cost much to run. Let's get to the WLTP figures. The 1.0-litre three cylinder MPi manual variant in base 'SE' form manages 56.5mpg on the combined cycle and 114g/km of CO2 emissions; it's 54.3mpg and 119g/km with more typical mid-range 'SE Connect' trim. For the 1.0-litre AMT auto with 'SE Connect' trim, you're looking at 50.4mpg and a 126g/km CO2 figure. For the four cylinder 1.2-litre variant, it's 52.3mpg and 124g/km for the manual model and 49.6mpg and 130g/km for the AMT auto. There'll be a fractional reduction in the figures just quoted if you opt for the top 'Premium' level of trim with its larger 16-inch wheels. And obviously, the top 1.0 T-Gdi turbo 'N Line' sporting variant will be a fraction less frugal still; think 123g/km. The Idle Stop and Go (ISG) is a standard feature for all powertrains, which contributes to lower fuel consumption, lower CO2 emissions and higher efficiency. The fuel savings of using the ISG are especially apparent when driving in urban areas, as the ISG automatically switches off the engine when the car comes to a halt. Satisfied owners will tell you that the i10 proposition is about a whole lot more than just a five year warranty with a car thrown in for good measure, but there's no doubt that the comprehensive after-sales package does remain a major attraction for city segment customers. It's a really good unlimited mileage deal that also includes annual vehicle health checks and roadside assistance to add peace of mind.

Summary

Having seen off many of its main segment rivals, this MK3 model i10 looks set to consolidate its strong position in the citycar segment. Try one of these and it's genuinely hard to imagine why you'd want to pay a lot more for a Fiesta-sized supermini. This little Hyundai gives you almost as much rear passenger room and boot space but will cost less to run and will be easier to park. Now that its cabin has been upgraded, you don't even feel too much like you've bought into a budget-segment car either. In summary, citycars have evolved. These used to be models people went for because they had to. Now, so often, they're little runabouts customers own out of choice. For all the industry plaudits the affordable little first and second generation i10 models received, they weren't cars you'd ever have felt especially joyful about owning. But specified correctly, this improved third generation version might be.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
1 speed non intermittent rear windscreen wiper
Black finish on B pillars
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrors
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front grille in matte black
Front intermittent wipers
Halogen daytime running lights
Halogen headlights
High beam assist
Indicator light on door mirrors
Rear Spoiler with Integrated Brake Light
Driver Convenience
3.8" screen DAB radio
Bluetooth connectivity
Cruise control + speed limiter
Driver attention alert system
ISG - Idle stop and go
Lane departure warning system with lane keep assist - LKAS
PAS
Roadside assistance
Trip computer
Entertainment
2 speakers
Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
USB socket
Interior Features
12v power outlet - front
60/40 split folding flat to floor rear seats
Air conditioning
Auto light control
Bottle holders in front/rear doors + front centre console
Cabin and luggage compartment interior lighting
Cloth upholstery
Driver + passenger vanity mirrors
Driver's seat height adjustment
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders
Front door pockets
Front Head Restraints - Vertical and Horizontal Adjustment
Glove compartment
Height adjustable steering column
Isofix child seat preparation
Leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
Metal paint effect interior door handles
Rear door pockets
Vertical adjustment rear head restraints
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Airbags - front, front side and curtain airbags
Anti-lock brake system
Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with forward collision warning system
Brake assist function
Childproof rear door locks
eCall emergency call system
Electronic stability control
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Hill start assist control (HAC)
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Traction control
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Immobiliser
Perimeter alarm
Remote central locking
Speed sensitive auto door locking
Wheels
14" steel wheels and covers
Tyre repair kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 104
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 114
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 998
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 71
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 84
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears 5 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 64.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 74.3
EC Urban (mpg) 51.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 4.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb 56.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 52.3
WLTP - MPG - High 65.7
WLTP - MPG - Low 44.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium 61.4
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 67
Coin Description MPi
Coin Series SE
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 5A
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 5
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 5
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 14.6
Engine Power - BHP 67
Engine Power - KW 49
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 71
Engine Torque - MKG 9.8
Engine Torque - NM 96
Engine Torque - RPM 3750
Top Speed 97
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? No
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 175/65 R14
Tyre Size Rear 175/65 R14
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 14" STEEL
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1480
Length 3670
Wheelbase 2425
Width 1680
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 36
Gross Vehicle Weight 1410
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1050
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 252
Max. Loading Weight 489
Minimum Kerbweight 921
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 9.72

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £210.50 p/m £5.49 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £217.13 p/m £5.49 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £221.55 p/m £5.49 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £231.91 p/m £14.08 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £241.58 p/m £22.14 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £249.18 p/m £24.93 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £257.47 p/m £38.66 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £168.45 p/m £5.34 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £175.36 p/m £7.79 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £179.97 p/m £9.44 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £190.05 p/m £15.14 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £198.68 p/m £26.97 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £203.97 p/m £35.17 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £209.24 p/m £49.51 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £155.45 p/m £7.96 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £161.14 p/m £10.42 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £164.92 p/m £12.04 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £173.30 p/m £21.26 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £181.69 p/m £32.72 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £184.96 p/m £43.42 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £189.70 p/m £54.34 p/m
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* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £550.00
Pearlescent paint £550.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Champion Blue £550.00
Metallic - Slate blue £550.00
Metallic - Sleek silver £550.00
Metallic - Stardust grey £550.00
Pearl - Aqua turquoise £550.00
Pearl - Brass £550.00
Pearl - Dragon Red £550.00
Pearl - Phantom black £550.00
Solid - Polar white FOC
Solid - Tomato red FOC
Trim
Cloth - Obsidian black/White stripe FOC
* option prices shown are estimated