Prices for the Hyundai i10 are lower than a crooked politician's morals. In fact, the entry-
level Classic trim could take you to Parliament from only £8,345. This has: air-conditioning,
power steering, electric front windows, and MP3 connectivity for plaything classic political
speeches. The mid-spec Active - which costs £8,945 in five-speed manual guise and
£9,745 as a four-speed automatic - also has: alloy wheels, power mirrors, and electric
rear windows. Very nice too. That brings us to the top-end Style which shares its siblings
strengths/manifesto - but also has an electric sunroof. This urban run-around costs £9,495.
The new Hyundai i10 has a 1.2-litre 85bhp four-cylinder petrol engine.
a pleasing 61.4mpg when politically linked to manual transmission, and 51.4mpg in
automatic guise. There is, however, a super-efficient 68bhp 'Blue' trim too. This averages
67.3mpg, has lower carbon emissions, and costs £9,345. Its equipment specification is
comparable to the Classic. Furthermore, the i10 has a class-competitive 225-litre boot, and
cargo capacity can be increased to 910-litres by folding the rear seats flat. The i10 also
has a fairly comfortable ride, excellent visibility, and composed handling. As such, piloting
this political hero through the small streets of Westminster feels effortless. So, i10 for PM?
By Stephen Turvil
Thu, 31 May 2012