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

Didn't we have this story the other day?

13 September 2010

[quote catnip]Didn't we have this story the other day?[/quote]I think these are the official pictures, the other story featured the "leak". :)

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

13 September 2010

It really annoys me at the fact that Autocar say "Hyundai i10 facelift revealed" and you only get one pic. The most noticeable part about looking at a facelifted model through the internet it at the way the car has been restyled. One picture does not justify the facelift. Its the same story with the Aston Martin Le Mans car. 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.

13 September 2010

[quote Dr.Car] It really annoys me at the fact that Autocar say "Hyundai i10 facelift revealed" and you only get one pic[/quote]

Click through to What Car and they have two!!!!!! -front and back. Very little difference, although there are name changes [Comfort becomes Active] and details of the new 99g/km version which uses a new three cylinder engine. I suppose it's the fact that the changes aren't radical, unlike the iX20 or Kia Venga depending on how good your eyesight is. Oh, and it's £200 more expensive, apparently, and even more when it goes on sale in the UK just in time for the VAT increase in January.

13 September 2010

[quote Dr.Car]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.[/quote]

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

Where has all Japanese design went to?

13 September 2010

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.

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7 October 2010

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.

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