Hyundai has revealed the facelifted version of its i10 city car.
The second-generation i10 has received new active safety systems and connectivity features, as well as design tweaks. The ‘cascading’ front grille design is the new face of Hyundai and will feature on all future models.
Other design changes include redesigned front and rear bumpers and LED daytime running lights. New 14-inch wheel designs have also been introduced and handling is said to have been improved by a modified steering gear ratio.
Interior changes are less comprehensive. There’s a new red cloth trim, while customers can now choose from blue and black interior colours on all trims.
Engines are as they were before the model refresh, which means the choice of a 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre petrol. Both engines come with a five-speed manual as standard with the option of a four-speed automatic gearbox.
Hyundai says it has responded to customer feedback about connectivity features by fitting a new seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The integrated satellite navigation system comes with a free seven-year subscription to live updates on traffic conditions and the weather. These features are available on the highest trim only.
On top of these convenience features, it also now comes with better safety equipment. A front collision and lane departure warning system are both optional on most trims.
The new Hyundai i10 will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, which takes place from October 1 to 16.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
September 1, 2016