Hyundai i10February 1, 2011
The new Hyundai i10 range will include a low emission Blue Drive version emitting just 99 g/km CO2 – and it will cost less than £10,000.
As well as the arrival of Hyundai’s first sub-100g/km Blue model , there are specification and design upgrades for the rest of the line-up, as from 1st March.
Both the interior and exterior benefit from design changes, with the aim of achieving more of a family resemblance between the new i10 and other recently launched Hyundais, including the ix35 and ix20 models.
A new and improved range of Euro V compliant engines combine performance with fuel economy and ultra-low emissions. The latest i10 introduces the all-new 1.0-litre ‘Kappa’ engine, which replaces the old 1.1-litre unit. This three-cylinder engine achieves 67.3 mpg combined.
The 1.25-litre ‘Kappa’ engine has also been improved, giving 13% more power (85 bhp), 9.2% less CO2 (108 g/km) and 8.7% better fuel consumption (61.4 mpg) than the outgoing 1.25-litre engine.
To make the most of the efficient new 1.0-litre engine, Hyundai has introduced an all-new model – the i10 Blue. This special ‘eco’ edition of the i10 emits just 99g/km CO2, so it gains exemption from VED and the London Congestion Charge. It is currently the only sub-£10,000 five-seater car on the market to achieve this, and the first of a family of Blue models that will underscore Hyundai’s commitment to environmental technology.
The revised range consists of four trim grades – Blue, Classic, Active and Style. The i10 range includes features such as air conditioning, iPod plug-in, four airbags, a six-speaker stereo, electric windows and central locking as standard on all models. Prices start at £8,195 for the entry-level Classic model.
All new i10s come with Hyundai’s world-beating Five Year Triple Care package. This package includes five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five years’ roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.