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Latest prototype of all-new model spotted during testing near the Arctic Circle
Lewis Kingston
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28 February 2013

The next generation of the Hyundai i10 has been spotted undergoing testing near the Arctic Circle.

Seen being benchmarked against the Volkswagen Up, little is known about the all-new i10 but the styling of the new car does appear different from the previous model. 

Engine options will potentially include revised versions of the current model's 1.0- and 1.2-litre petrol engines, with either a manual or automatic gearbox.

Interior styling is thought to reflect that of the new i40 and i30 models, with the look and feel of the cabin notably improved compared to the previous generation.

The i10's range of equipment and options will probably expand as well, offering more connectivity and entertainment functions.

Production of the new i10 is due to start in late 2013, with sales likely to commence in early 2014.

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28 February 2013

Lewis Kingston wrote:

little is known about the all-new i10 but the styling of the new car does appear different from the previous model. 

Why is little known about this new car?

Is it because the Korean manufacturer doesn't constantly "leak" details about their up and coming models?

Personally I find this is refreshing.  Clearly it is in a late stage of development and if this were a new European manufacturers car we'd know all the details about it by now.

I actually have some interest in this new car now, not because I want one but because I am not already bored of it!

28 February 2013

I agree with TegTypeR - this a good thing. It seems that so much is revealed about new cars so early that by the time of the launch there is little new left to say, very boring to be honest.

I'm old enough to remember the days of motoring journalism in the late 60s / early 70s when the internet was a technology that few had even thought about so a new car reveal was a real event, spy shots were rare indeed, and car mags were far more interesting in many ways.

1 March 2013

Like it or not Kia / Hyundai have become part of our carscape.

Just the other day I read a report on this twin prodigy from Korea. According to that the two employ more than a quarter of a million people in Europe alone.

2 March 2013

Recently on BBC2, there was a programme which featured the Hyundai factory in India which makes the i10.  It did look very high-tech and seemed to have an excellent, hard working workforce who seem to take great pride in their products.

When this new car arrives in 2014, I'll give it a good look.  I was tempted by the present model but all the "grey pound" jibes on the forum made me think, perhaps not yet.

However by the time of my next change, my 60th birthday will be but a fond memory and I can look forward to my motoring dotage in a new i10.

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