The combination of a low sticker price and a high kit count is a powerful one for the littlest Hyundai. Top that with Hyundai’s five-year/unlimited mileage warranty and you’ve got a tempting prospect for the private buyer.

Running costs are generally commendably low, and fuel consumption competitive, although not quite class-leading. The 1.0 and 1.2-litre petrol engines offer claimed economy ratings of 67.3mpg and 61.4mpg respectively. There is no diesel, but diesels are seldom on offer in this class.

The i10 comes with Hyundai's five-year, 100,000-mile warranty - great peace of mind

As is par for the course, there’s a sub-100g/km model in the range, the 1.0 Blue model qualifying for zero road tax and an exemption from London’s congestion charging zone should you spend a lot of you time in the capital. The 1.2’s CO2 rating of 108g/km is also highly commendable.

Insurance wise, the i10 ranges from group 9 upwards. That’s disappointing versus most key rivals, when you can insure a VW Up with a group 1 rating, and a Fiat Panda from group 4. And on depreciation, the i10 compares favourably enough.

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