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The range-wide update, which goes on sale 1March, marks the arrival of Hyundai’s first sub-100g/km Blue model, along with specification and design upgrades for the rest of the line-up.
The company said the new and improved version of Hyundai’s entry-point model represents a significant step forward over the outgoing i10.
The new Hyundai i10 sees enhancements to the i10’s design, both in the cabin and on the exterior of the car.
The key design changes are said to be in keeping with the brand’s design language that intends bringing a clear family resemblance between the new i10 and other recently-launched Hyundais, including the ix35 and ix20 models.
The new Hyundai i10 introduces the -new 1.0-litre ‘Kappa’ engine to replace the old 1.1-litre ‘Epsilon’ unit.
This three-cylinder engine is said to achieve a 67.3mpg combined. The 1.25-litre ‘Kappa’ engine has 13% more power (85bhp), 9.2% less CO2 (108g/km) and 8.7% better fuel consumption (61.4mpg) than the outgoing 1.25-litre ‘Kappa’ engine.
To make the most of the efficient new 1.0-litre engine, Hyundai has introduced an all-new model - the i10 Blue. This special ‘eco’ edition of the i10 emits 99g/km CO2 to gain exemption from VED and the London Congestion Charge.
It is currently the only sub-£10k five-seater car on the market to achieve this, and the first of a family of Blue models that will underscore Hyundai’s commitment to environmental technology.
The revised range consists of four trim grades - Blue, Classic, Active and Style.. Equipment specification across the i10 range has the usually optional features, such as air conditioning and the addition of an iPod plug-in, standard fit on all new i10s.
As part of a class-leading equipment list, customers will also find four airbags, a six-speaker stereo, electric windows and central locking all as standard on all models. Prices start at £8,195 for the entry-level Classic model.
All new i10s come with Hyundai’s world-beating Five Year Triple Care package, which includes five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five years’ roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
Pictured: New Hyundai i10 Style 2011 MY.
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