Facelifted i10 revealed ahead of official launch at this month's Paris motor show
9 September 2010

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.

See the pics of the revised Hyundai i10

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.

Read more on the changes to the Hyundai i10 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.

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9 September 2010

Wow, they've actually done quite well there. I wasn't expecting the ix35's nose to work, but it really does! Very smart looking car indeed!

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

9 September 2010

Indeed, the i10 actually has some character now!

9 September 2010

It's boring and ugly. Driven by old people, Tight people and people who know nothing about cars. This car is horrible, pre and post facelift.

9 September 2010

Why do manufacturers of class A cars insist on giving them the BIGGEST over the top headlights. It's too much

9 September 2010

Looks perfect. Another winner from the Land of the Morning Calm

9 September 2010

[quote The Special One]Looks perfect.[/quote]

Well, I guess your interpretation of perfect and mine are very different.

9 September 2010

If its a cheap and reliable car you want am sure this car will do grand for many people . For me I think it looks even cheaper now it actually looks chinese now from the front am sure all the old people that buy it do won,t really care just want a car to get from a to b .

9 September 2010

They dont appear to have improved it. Not that it would bother the majority of its owners what it looked liked or how it drove, Its just 'white goods' for the automotive world.

9 September 2010

[quote fhp11]Driven by ...... Tight people [/quote]

Please explain?

Where has all Japanese design went to?

9 September 2010

[quote Autocar]The facelifted Hyndai i10 was due to be launched on Monday ahead of its motor show debut at Paris later in the month[/quote]

Seems ok and the styling changes look good. Hyundai and Kia are doing well at the moment and their sales during the scrappage scheme must prove something. Their cars are not what you'd call exciting, but some people, myself included, just want a car that's reliable and doesn't cost the earth during its lifetime. They're decried by a certain section of the motoring press, but if you're using your hard-earned or hard-saved cash, you want value for money. I'm a fan of sensible small cars and can see no reason to buy something just because it'll impress the neighbours. I'll give the i10 the once over next time I'm changing my car, because I think it deserves to be considered.


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