New Hyundai i10 Praised By Motoring Press
The Hyundai i10 is an award winning, five-door, city car that costs £8,595 to £11,465.
New i10 titles include the “What Car? Car of the Year 2014 Best City Car” where experts claimed it is “more refined than any of its rivals” and spacious enough to carry “four adults in comfort”. This hatchback also has a class competitive 252-litre cargo capacity.
An Autocar review added that it feels “grown-up”, that its “chassis feels exceptionally well sorted”, that the “ride is very compliant”, and that it “feels airy and comfortable inside”.
The manufacturer – for its part – said that “happiness is infectious” and that the “combination of stunning good looks” and “great” reviews make it highly contagious”.
New Hyundai i10 Engines, Fuel Consumption, Carbon Emissions And Road Tax
Engines include the 1.0-litre petrol that produces 66bhp. It is teamed with 5-speed manual transmission, averages 60.1mpg, and emits carbon at the rate of 108g/km. Low emissions ensure it can be taxed for free in year 1, then £20 thereafter (current rates).
The 1.0-litre engine 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. Cars that emit up to 100g/km of carbon can be taxed for free. Improvements come via its stop/start system that automatically switches-off the engine while stationary, perhaps at a red light.
Alternatively, the 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 87bhp, averages 57.6mpg and its carbon emission figure is 114g/km (5-speed manual). As carbon emissions are higher than its 1.0-litre sibling's, road tax is free for year 1 year but £30 thereafter (rather than £20).
The 1.2-litre engine – that is available with the SE and Premium trim - can also be connected to 5-speed auto transmission but this impedes fuel consumption and carbon emissions (45.6mpg and 142g/km). Road tax rises to £145 in year 1 (and subsequently).
New Hyundai i10 Trims And Equipment
The Hyundai i10 S trim has: power steering, courtesy lights, split/fold rear seats, an electronic stability program and tyre pressure monitoring system. It costs £8,595. The S Air adds air-conditioning and costs £9,260.
The SE also has: a luggage compartment light, electric/heated door mirrors and powered rear windows. Prices range from £9,610 to £10,795. The SE Blue Drive trim – which lacks air-conditioning as it consumes fuel - costs £9,910.
The Premium adds: front fog lights, hill-start assist and daytime running lights. Prices range from £10,310 to £11,465.