posted 4 years ago

New Hyundai i10 Claims Car Of The Year Title

New Hyundai i10 Engines, Performance, Fuel Efficiency And Emissions

The Hyundai i10 has been named “Car of the Year” by UK dealers. It has – based on a survey of hundreds of professionals – therefore been praised for its looks, build quality, value for money, refinement and five year warranty. James Batchelor, Editor of Car Dealer Magazine, presented the award and refereed to this city car as “outstanding”. The i10 is available with two petrol engines. Both have respectable performance/running costs. The starting point is a 1.0-litre that is bolted to five-speed manual transmission, produces 66bhp, averages 60.1mpg and has emissions of 108g/km. This can be teamed with the S, S Air, SE, SE Blue Drive and Premium trim. In Blue Drive form, however, it returns 65.7mpg and emissions fall to 98g/km. Improvements come via a stop/start system that switches-off the engine while stationary in traffic. The downside is that the 0 - 62 time increases from 14.9 seconds to 15.1 - but more important for a city car is that in both forms there is enough poke from 0 – 30mph. Alternatively, the 1.2-litre petrol produces 87bhp, returns 57.6mpg and has emissions of 114g/km. This power plant – that is available with the SE and Premium trim – propels it to 62mph in 12.3 seconds. The 1.2 can also be connected to four-speed automatic transmission but this impedes its performance, fuel consumption and emissions (0 - 62 in 13.8 seconds, 45.6mpg, 142g/km).

New Hyundai i10 Equipment And Boot Size

A Hyundai Spokesperson, Tony Whitehorn, explained that: “The i10 is a hugely significant model for our business and it plays a substantial role in the hotly contested city car segment”. It therefore has to incorporate a wide range of strengths – beyond its engines – to help it compete in its sector. These include the five-door layout which is standard throughout the range. What a contrast to some of its competitors. It also has a 252-litre boot that can be increased to 1,046-litres by folding the rear seats flat. Such figures eclipse some notable rivals. Furthermore, it has pleasing styling and confident handling. It has a nice equipment specification too. The S trim, in fact, has: power steering, courtesy lights, split/fold rear seats, an electronic stability program and tyre pressure monitoring system. All for £8,540. The S Air adds air-con and costs from £9,205. The SE also has: a luggage compartment light, electric/heated door mirrors and powered rear windows (£9,555 - £10,565). The SE Blue Drive trim – which lacks air-con - costs  £9,855. Finally, the Premium is beautifully equipped thanks to its front fog lights, hill-start system that stops it rolling back/forward on slopes, and its daytime running lights. All for £10,255 – £11,265.