The first pictures of Hyundai’s facelifted i10 have leaked onto the internet ahead of its official launch next week.
The facelifted Hyundai i10 was due to be launched on Monday ahead of its motor show debut at Paris later in the month. These pictures were taken at an event in Seoul, showcasing the i10 BlueOn (an electric car due for launch in 2012) complete with the city car’s new exterior styling.
The i10’s styling has been overhauled to take design cues from the new ix35 crossover, including that car’s front headlight and front grille layout. There will also be interior changes, although these will be less substantial than the exterior styling tweaks.
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. A new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine will power a 99g/km model; the 1.1-litre petrol engine will be deleted from the range.
The BlueOn is powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery mated to an 80bhp electric motor that also produces 155lb ft of torque. It can get from 0-62mph in 13.1sec and reach a top speed of 81mph. The car can travel more than 85 miles on a single charge; an 80 per cent charge of its battery takes 25 minutes with a full charge taking six hours.