The new Hyundai i10 has revised design and technology. Discover the news of the city car that arrives in the first half of 2023.
Urban and sporty. This is how the new Hyundai i10 is presented, which begins production next April, at the brand’s factory in İzmit, Turkey. It should reach dealers in Europe during the first half of this year.
The model, now unveiled by the South Korean brand, in addition to design renovated, will also be available with N Line version inspired by Hyundai’s high-performance versions.
Alongside the new look, the i10 will be equipped with new and advanced technological and connectivity solutions and comfort elements that will provide it with more competitive arguments to ‘fight’ in the city car segment.
Hyundai i10: renewed exterior and interior design
Hyundai announces for the new city car changes of design exterior and interior, compared to the current model launched in 2019. The new i10 now has a “sportier posture and conveys a feeling of greater daring thanks to the low roof and long wheelbase”, says Hyundai.
In terms of the color palette, eight exterior colors will be available, combined with a black roof.
The aesthetic innovations also affect the interior of the reflector headlights, as well as the front and rear LED signature, also redesigned.
Furthermore, the front LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are now integrated into the new front grille with design honeycomb. On the other hand, the rear LED lights have an “H” in the horizontal line of the luggage compartment.
The visual package of the new “normal” Hyundai i10 is completed with 15-inch alloy wheels.
Already in the Hyundai i10 No Line O design The exterior is motorsport-inspired and includes bumpers, inserts, red accents and 16-inch alloy wheels. The passenger compartment receives details such as a triple stripe in red on the back of the front seats that announces the sporty aspect of this city car.
Introduction of new connectivity technologies
The new connectivity features introduced in the i10 make it more technologically advanced and, at the same time, provide a more comfortable driving experience. To know:
- 4.2-inch serial LCD cluster;
- USB Type-C plugs available in front and rear seats;
- second-generation eCall system, based on the 4G network;
- Map updates via Over The Air (OTA) system.
However, and to reinforce the usability of the equipment, the following are still present in the Hyundai i10:
- 8-inch touch screen;
- availability of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connection.
On the other hand, the South Korean brand has updated the security systems, keeping the Hyundai Smart Sense as standard.
The Autonomous Emergency Braking (FCA) system for ‘City’, ‘Interurban’ and ‘Pedestrian’ now also includes ‘Cyclist’. This system helps to detect and avoid potential accidents with any obstacles that appear in front of the vehicle.
The driver of the Hyundai i10 can also rely on the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKA), which uses steering control to help keep the vehicle in the lane. The Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) has the function of warning the driver that someone or something in the back seat has been forgotten.
Still in terms of comfort and convenience, it should be noted that the new Hyundai i10 will be equipped with electric retractable mirrors, rear parking aid camera and, like the 2019 model, the luggage compartment will have a capacity of 252 liters expandable to 1,050 liters with the rear seat folded down.
Mechanics without news
Even though all design of the new Hyundai i10 has undergone an important change, both in the exterior and in the passenger compartment, as already mentioned, mechanically no changes will be implemented.
In this way, the brand’s offer continues to be two three-cylinder engines, with 1.0 liter capacity. One of the engines is destined to equip the so-called ‘normal’ versions. It is naturally aspirated and announces 67 hp and 96 Nm of torque. The second drive unit is exclusive to the N Line versions – the most performing ones. It receives a turbocharger that increases power to 100 hp and torque to 172 Nm.
Prices for the new Hyundai i10 are not yet known, so only closer to launch, towards the end of the first half of this year, should they be revealed by the South Korean brand.