What is it?
This is Hyundai’s latest attempt to keep its best-selling i10 relevant in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Released back in 2012, the small city car from Seoul has always been a firm favourite of ours thanks to its class-leading build quality, versatile interior space and high residual values. But let’s face it, the little i10 has never been particularly exciting, aesthetically or dynamically.
Hyundai is looking to change that, however, with a host of changes that should, on paper at least, bring the i10 closer to the class-leading Volkswagen Up. Styling wise, a new grille, LED daytime running lights, reprofiled bumpers and new 14in wheels help sharpen up the cutesy looks, while the interior gets a refresh with a range of new trims.
The most significant change is the addition of an all-new infotainment system. Available only on range-topping Premium SE trim, the new 7.0in touchscreen features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality as well as satellite navigation and live updates. Compared with the Up, which requires buyers to use their smartphone as a sat-nav, this could be a real deal breaker for buyers.