Hyundai i10

4/5
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Verdict

In the competitive world of the city car, the Hyundai i10 could be the be the top trump

Performance

The Hyundai i10 comes with just one petrol engine. This is a 1.0 three cylinder with 65bhp. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox with a choice of an automatic transmission with the Deluxe trim. This may not sound like a lot of power, but the i10 is a light car so it doesn’t feel that underpowered. The up side to this is that it is remarkably economical. It’s brilliant around the city, as you would hope, but be prepared to drop a gear for steeper inclines or getting up to motorway speeds.

Ride & Handling

The i10’s ride is quite a stiff one and for that reason, it’s tackles Ireland’s B roads with good effect. It’s steering is quite light but it’s precise and direct and it grips well, adding to driving enjoyment. The stiffer ride also means it’s not the best at absorbing larger bumps and imperfections on B roads. But this car is about getting around towns with ease and the i10 is brilliant at this. Its high seating position, great visibility and manoeuvrability combined with its smooth manual gearbox and light steering means it champions the city.

Refinement

The Hyundai i10 comes with a choice of three specifications Classic, Deluxe and Premium. There is also the option of a Deluxe Auto which comes with an automatic gearbox. The i10’s setup is quite stiff at lower speeds but it smooths out on the motorway and is quite comfortable at cruising. Inside the Hyundai i10 you are instantly met with a smartly designed dashboard with a number of customisable options. You can choose a number of colours for the dash that come with complimenting gear knob and seat trim. It looks and feels very smart.

Quality & Reliability

There is a use of top quality materials throughout the i10’s cabin and the dashboard is of solid and excellent build quality. The best value for money is the Deluxe trim which affords a great level of kit as standard. This includes a number of exterior options that colour codes pretty much the whole exterior of the car and gives you additional creature comforts on the interior including leather and chrome steering wheel and gear knob. Overall the cabin has a slick and stylish finish that you’ll feel perfectly at home in.

Safety & Security

The Euro NCAP crash safety test has recently been given an overhaul with even more stringent rules being implemented. This is a good thing for the consumer overall. The i10 scored 4/5 stars in the most recent test. Had it been the old test, it would have achieved full marks like its rivals the Volkswagen Up! and Skoda Citigo which were tested under the old rules back in 2011. It is a very safe and well built city car. As standard it comes with a full host of airbags, electronic stability control and tyre pressure monitoring.

Space & Practicality

The i10 comes in five door guise only so practicality box number one is ticked almost immediately. Not only is there comfortable rear access, head and legroom is not bad either for a city car. Two adults can sit comfortably back there, possibly not for too long of a journey, but it’s spacious. For the driver, there’s plenty of adjustability in the front seat and steering wheel to find a comfortable driving position. Boot space is the best in its class too standing at 252 litres with split folding rear seats that open the cabin up to 1046 litres. This car impresses all round.

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Key Facts

Make

Hyundai

Model
i10
Variant
Classic
Trim
Classic
Car Category
City Car
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
1.0
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
5 speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Hatchback
Price New
€12,745
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€190
Tax Band
A3
L/100km Combined
4.7
Average km/L
21.3
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
35
Fuel Tank Range
744 km
Cost of filling a tank
€45.99
Average Cost Per 200 km
€12.35
CO2 emmissions
108 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
65 bhp
Max Power kW
48
Displacement - CC (Engine)
998
Engine Cylinders
3
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Naturally
Top speed
155 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
14.9 s
L/100km Urban
6.00 L
L/100km Extra Urban
4.00 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Hatchback
Doors
4
Seats
5
Boot capacity
252 L
Air Conditioning
Available as optional extra
Automatic Parking
No
Bluetooth
Available as optional extra
Height Adjustable Seats
No
Parking Sensors
Available as optional extra
Power Steering
Yes
Rear Cup Holders
No
Reversing Camera
No
USB Connectivity
Yes

Warranty

All Components
5 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
5 Year warranty
Mileage
Unlimited
Roadside Assistance
5 Year AA Roadside Assist

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
4
Hill Hold Assist System
Available as optional extra

Interior Comfort

Cruise Control
Available as optional extra
Folding Rear Seats
Yes
Front Cup Holders
Yes

Dimensions

Boot capacity
252 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
175/65 R14 mm
Tyre size back
175/65 R14 mm
Rim size
4.5JX13; 5.5JX14; 5.5JX14; 6.0JX15 mm
Length
3665 mm
Width
1660 mm
Height
1500 mm
Wheel Base
2385 mm
Front Track (mm)
1500
Rear Track (mm)
1504
Kerb weight
933 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1420
Turning circle (m)
9.6

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point injection
Front Suspension
Independent type McPherson
Rear Suspension
Independent, spring
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
65 bhp