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Hyundai's i10 facelift revealed in Paris; new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine
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1 October 2010

Hyundai has revealed its facelifted i10 at the Paris motor show.

Like the new ix20 MPV that’s also been revealed, the revised i10 features styling cues at the front taken from the firm’s ix35 crossover. Changes include a design for the front headlights and a new hexagonal grille.

See the official pic of the new Hyundai i10 - plus pics from the Paris motor show

The interior has received a small upgrade, too, although the changes are not as extensive as those to the exterior.

The most significant under-the-skin change is the addition of a new 68bhp, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder engine with sub-100g/km CO2 emissions. Hyundai claims it will be the cheapest 99g/km car on sale in the UK.

Read more on the electric version of the new Hyundai i10

An 86bhp 1.2-litre petrol unit is also offered, while the 1.1 petrol engine has been dropped from the range.

The new i10 range goes on sale in the UK on 2 January.

See all the latest Hyundai i10 reviews, news and video

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jonfortwo 7 October 2010

Re: Hyundai i10 facelift revealed

The facelift of the i10 actually works. it looks much sharper and more of a piece.

i dislike most things Hyundai for there cynical copy cat style. the i10 however is properly original and all the better for it. If the 99g model is well priced it would be a genuinely attractive korean car.

Leonard Snetterton 13 September 2010

Re: Hyundai i10 facelift revealed

Here is the acid test on how memorable a new car design is and it also provides an opportunity to test your artistic skills:-

1) Study a photo of the old Hyundai i10.

2) Then study the new Hyundai i10.

3) Go do a series of household chores for 1 hour.

4) When you return, draw a detailed pencil picture of the old car, then draw the new car next to it. Label the differences.

Then try and do the same for a BMW 5 series.

Which car was easier to remember?

Is that an unfair comment? Yes, it is - I am sure the Hyundai will sell very well for those who would like reliability at a good price. Despite my comments on new car styling, I am sure I will drive well and be a superb car for the money.

Zeddy 13 September 2010

Re: Hyundai i10 facelift revealed

Dr.Car wrote:
Autocar say its redesigned etc and yet we only get to see one picture of it. Its hardly news if we cant see what has actually changed or whatever.

The magazine doesn't have any more pics, does it?