The 2017 Hyundai i10 is all set to go on sale in the month of January next year and it will easily be the most inexpensive hatchback that a buyer could go for.
The model’s base variant will be priced at £9250.
At a quick glance, it may seem automobile brands are focused on top performance models. However, they do have a strong penchant for making some of their lower end models highly affordable. These cars usually get better every year but the pricing remains nearly the same. The new i10 from Hyundai will compete with Kia Picanto, Volkswagen Up and Seat Mii. The upgrades are minimal but they promise to offer a better driving experience and fuel efficiency for their patrons.
The exterior changes are limited in the i10 except for the revamped front grille and the LED daytime running lights. The rear bumper is now bigger and the shape of the mouldings on the sides is redesigned to give a new outlook to the budget car. The model now uses a moderately sized 14-inch alloy wheels.
Being a variant geared towards the highly budget conscious crowd, the 2017 Hyundai i10 doesn’t boast of the latest and greatest technologies on the inside. Instead, Hyundai has opted for a really minimalist approach by adding a simple 7-inch touchscreen to the infotainment system and some basic additions. The connectivity options are all there and the dashboard console is functional. However, a lot of premium features found in more pricier models are not found on the facelifted i10.
Despite the shortcoming, the infotainment does support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It has a satellite navigation system that comes bundled with a subscription to LIVE services for about seven years. That’s more than enough time for the car to get outdated. The services are useful as it updates local weather condition, traffic in real time so that you can plan your trip accordingly.
Safety features found in the new model are front collision warning, lane departure warning and air bags. The car is capable of making sounds and visual indicators to alert the driver in case a crash is imminent. The car is powered by a 1.0-liter and 1.25-liter petrol engines mated to a four speed automatic gearbox. The powertrains can produce 65 hp and 86 hp respectively. The mid level SE model is priced at £10,900, Premium at £11,200 and the top end Premium SE variant at £13,540.