Hyundai has unveiled the latest version of the i10, featuring a bold design, advanced technology, and updated N Line variant. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the new i10, examining its design, technology, and practical features.
Bold and Unique Design
The new i10 boasts a fresh and unique design, both inside and out, with sportier features and a bolder stance compared to the previous version launched in 2019. The model’s low roof and long wheelbase give it a distinctive look, while the front grille features a honeycomb mesh design with integrated LED Day Running Lights (DRL).
The i10 is available in nine exterior colours, including two new shades: Lumen Grey, a bright pearl grey, and Meta Blue, which features bluish-violet colour reflections and a pearl finish. The multi-face reflector headlamps have been redesigned, as well as the front and rear LED signature, with the latter displaying an ‘H’ on the horizontal tailgate line. The model also comes with newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels.
The i10’s interior features blue mood lamps in the front seats, with a new colour package – the Purple Package – adding a playful touch to the car’s sporty exterior. The package includes tartan fabric seats with vertical purple lines, purple touches in the stitching and air vents, and grey touchpoints with a purple sheen on the crash pad and lower central console.
N Line Variant
The i10 N Line variant is inspired by Hyundai’s high-performance N models, featuring bespoke bumpers, inserts, and red touches. The model comes with new 16-inch alloy wheels and triple red line fabric on the back of the seats.
The new i10 offers advanced technology and connectivity features, making the in-car experience more convenient for drivers. Standard features include a 4.2-inch LCD cluster, USB type-C in the front and rear, and Over The Air (OTA) map updates. The car’s safety features have also been updated, with Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) expanded to include ‘Cyclist’ and Lane Following Assist (LFA) using steering control to keep the car in the current lane of travel.
The i10 comes with an 8-inch display screen, Audio Video Navigation (AVN), wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charger, and the latest update to Bluelink® telematics.
Comfort and Convenience
The i10 remains a practical choice for European drivers, with power folding mirrors, a two-stage luggage board, and a rear-view camera. The model’s boot capacity is 252 litres with the seats up and 1,050 litres with the seats folded, with one-handed rear seat folding for added convenience.
Production of the new i10 is set to begin in April 2023 at Hyundai’s production plant in Izmit, Türkiye, with the first units arriving on European roads in the second half of the year.
The i-range, including the i10, i20, and i30, has been a successful venture for Hyundai in Europe, with quality, reliability, and practicality at the forefront of each model’s design. The i-range has undergone changes over time to incorporate advanced technology, dynamic styling, and uncompromised accessibility and comfort. The latest i10 model looks set to continue this trend, offering a bold design, advanced technology, and enhanced safety features.