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New Hyundai i10 available soon in UK


Hyundai i10

The new Hyundai i10 is available in the UK from 30 January 2014 and in SE Blue Drive 1.0 Manual form it will offer 98g/km CO2 emissions and 67.8mpg.

The new i10 will be available with two engines, both petrol. The 1.0-litre, three-cylinder powertrain has an output of 66PS and emits 108g/km in standard manual form, and it can travel from standstill to 62mph in 14.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 96mph.

Expected to take approximately 40% of total sales, the four-cylinder 1.2-litre engine delivers 87PS. When mated to manual transmission it emits 112g/km CO2, but an extremely high 142g/km with automatic transmission. The manual 1.2-litre can accelerate from standstill to 62mph in 12.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 106mph.

The new i10 certainly looks better than its predecessor, being longer (+80mm), wider (+65mm) and lower (-50mm), and all models come standard with five seats, apart from the (lowest emission) SE Blue Drive derivative which only has four seats.

The new i10 is equipped with a range of standard and optional equipment typically found on cars from segments above, including automatic climate control, heated leather steering wheel, cruise control, standard-fitment Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and six airbags.

The new Hyundai i10 range starts from £8,345.

Read our review of the current Hyundai i10