2017 Hyundai i10 Review: Class Contender

Introduction

The Hyundai i10 is the Korean company’s smallest car and it competes in the chic urban run-around segment alongside the likes of the Volkswagen Up/Skoda Citigo/Seat Mii trio, the Citroen C1/Peugeot 108/Toyota Aygo group, its own closely-related Kia Picanto cousin, and the Renault Twingo/Smart Forfour machines. The Hyundai stands tall among this crowd – tall enough, perhaps, to be considered the leader of its field. The i10 is offered purely as a five-door hatchback, with a choice of two normally aspirated petrol engines driving the front wheels. Gearboxes are a five-speed manual or a four-speed auto, and the i10 is covered by an excellent five-year, unlimited mileage manufacturer warranty. Hyundai mildly facelifted the car in late 2016 and added optional extra safety equipment on higher specification cars.

Body Style: Hatchback              Seats: 4/5                     MRP from £9,250 - £13,540

          

Did you know? Most Hyundai i10s are five-seaters – with the exception of the SE Blue eco-model, which is only fitted with two seatbelts in the rear.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (8.8/10)

The Hyundai i10 is one of our favourite city cars – if not the best thing in its class. Considering it is up against the Volkswagen Up, that’s some high praise, but we’d go even further and say the i10 is preferable to quite a lot of the larger B-segment hatchbacks too. It’s a rea...