Hyundai revealed the sketches of the next-generation i10 just last month. If you’ve been keeping an eye out for that, then we have some good news for you: The Korean carmaker has revealed the all-new i10 prior to its official launch at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.
If you saw the initial rendearing of the i10, you can agree that it actually looks a lot like the finished product. In the metal, the i10 features the aggressive front fascia with a grille, bumper, and foglamps that sport the same design. The swept-back headlamps are complemented by a pair of honeycomb LED Daytime Running Lights that look pretty sweet.
The real thing doesn’t look as wide-bodied as the sketches, but the former still has the creases on the hood and the body that the latter showed. The rear is pretty simple, but if you pay a bit more attention to the detail, you’ll see that i10 logos have been stamped onto the taillamps and the C-pillars. Meanwhile, the 14-inch wheels that the new i10 sits on complete the slick and sporty overall look.
Inside, this hatch sports a modern design with a black and gray color scheme. The honeycomb pattern which can be seen on the grille and the DRLs are also plastered around the cabin, including the dashboard and the side panels. The steering wheel is also fitted with a handful of buttons, and behind it is a redesigned cluster gauge. At the center is a large infotainment display, and below are the A/C controls.
Under the hood, there are two options to choose from, both of which pack a decent punch: A 1.0-liter three-cylinder MPi engine capable of 66hp and 96Nm, and a 1.2-liter four-cylinder MPi that produces 83hp and 118Nm. Both engines can come mated to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automated manual transmission.
What makes the new i10 interesting are the added features it comes with. For starters, it comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, which is already a win against competitors in its segment. In addition to that, it also features a wireless charging function.
On the other hand, Hyundai is offering its Connected Car platform as an option for potential owners of the all-new i10. This includes the full-featured Bluelink telematics that provides a better experience with improved safety, control, and connectivity via an app. The app allows users to search for points of interest which are then sent directly to the i10’s satellite navigation—this can be done even before the driver gets into the car. A ‘Find My Car’ feature is also included in the mix.
Other features that come as standard include the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features which include forward collision-avoidance assist and high beam assist, as well as a lane-keep assist system, driver attention warning, intelligent speed limit warning, and Idle Stop and Go (ISG) function.
What do you think of the all-new i10? Would you want to see this in the local market soon?