Paris motor show launch for facelifted i10 range and a new 99g/km model

Hyundai will launch a revised i10 range at the Paris motor show next month, including a new 99g/km model.

This new 99g/km model will be the cheapest car with sub-100g/km CO2 emissions in the UK, according to Hyundai, “by some margin”.

Read Autocar's full road test of the current Hyundai i10

A new 1.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine will power this model, which is in effect a smaller version of Hyundai’s 1.2-litre petrol unit equipped with variable valve timing. Despite its smaller displacement, Hyundai says this engine “is not a cheap unit, just a very efficient one”.

All i10 models will have their styling overhauled to take styling cues from the new ix35 crossover, including that car’s front headlight and front grille design. There will also be interior changes, although these will be less substantial than the exterior styling tweaks.

See how the Hyundai i10 gets on against the world's cheapest car, the Tata Nano

All of the i10’s engines will now be Euro 5 emissions compliant; the 1.2 petrol unit will be more powerful and have improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.

The upgrade to Euro 5 means the 1.1-litre petrol engine will be deleted from the range, while the firm is still considering plans to introduce a three-cylinder engine to the i10 range.

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19 August 2010

It'll be interesting to see how the i10 copes with the iX35's nose. It suits the bigger car, wondering how it'll be manoeuvred onto the i10. We shall see!

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2 September 2010

[quote Autocar]This new 99g/km model will be the cheapest car with sub-100g/km CO2 emissions in the UK, according to Hyundai, “by some margin”.
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Good luck to Hyundai and its revamped i10. It's an ideal car if you just want an honest, well-built car that's cheap to run. The 5 year warranty, despite exclusions, is an incentive to hand over your hard-earned money, because we're not all in the position to squander loads of cash on the latest must-have car. Cheaper cars tend to be dismissed as dull and boring, but they also tend to be reliable. Hyundai and its sister company, Kia, did well out of scrappage because their cars were excellent value, meaning buyers could drive one without feeling they were settling for second best.

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