At the 2016 Paris Motor Show Hyundai Motor debuts the new i10 enhanced with new advanced active safety and connectivity features from the segments above, as well as modern design refinements, including the new signature Cascading front grille to enhance its emotional appeal.
“The New i10 showcases Hyundai Motor’s promise to democratise technology by offering latest connectivity and safety features from the segments above responding to today’s customers’ needs,” said Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “The excellent package of the i10, delivering highest value to the customers, has made it one of the best-selling cars in its class and popular with customers across Europe – a success story that the New i10 is set to carry on.”
Refined design highlights and an enhanced ride
The New i10 comes with design refinements for a more emotionally appealing look. The new Cascading grille is a further development of the Hexagonal grille with a downward tapering shape created by adding a concave element. The Cascading grille will become the new family identity for Hyundai models in the future.
In the front the New i10 features a new bumper design and new round LED daytime running lights, positioned at the edges of the new Cascading grille to give the front an emotional look. At the rear the New i10 is also characterised by an evolved bumper design with a black inlay and round fog lights and redesigned rear lights with a darker housing for a sportier look. Redesigned side mouldings with a new shape and size round off the New i10’s fresh profile.
Moving to the interior, the New i10 comes with a stylish new red shade of cloth material. Customers can now additionally choose from blue, orange, beige and black interior colours on all trims.
The New i10 introduces a new design of 14-inch steel or alloy wheels. Enhancements in ride and handling due, for instance, to a larger front bump stopper, a modified steering gear ratio and magnesium steering wheel structure round off the New i10’s segment-leading package.
Like its predecessor, the New i10 will come with the proven choice of two petrol engines, 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre, driving the front wheels through five-speed manual as standard or four-speed automatic gearboxes. Additionally there will be a version with the 1.0-litre petrol version including features and technologies to reduce fuel consumption. The New i10 is also offered as a 1.0-litre liquid petroleum gas (LPG) factory-fitted option.
A great package of connectivity, convenience and active safety
The New i10 makes advanced technology available to more people than ever before. Responding to customer demand for simple connectivity features, the New i10 includes the latest connectivity features, all integrated into the new seven-inch touchscreen navigation system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto guarantee seamless integration, safe operation and mirrored functionality of mobile devices based on iOS or the Android operating system. In order to be up-to-date, the New i10’s navigation system comes with a seven-year free subscription to LIVE Services, offering real-time traffic and weather conditions, points of interest as well as the position of speed cameras in countries where this is permitted by law. Customers do not even have to choose: the New i10 is the only car in its class to offer Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and LIVE Services in a single infotainment system.
In terms of safety the New i10 now comes with two new advanced features to actively avoid accidents, both based on the new multi-functional camera: a Front Collision Warning System (FCWS) and a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). Using front camera sensors, the FCWS alerts the driver acoustically and visually about collision risks arising from other vehicles. The LDWS alerts the driver with an audio alarm sound if the car moves over lane markings to prevent unsafe movements.
On the convenience side, the New i10 scores with the tried and tested feature package of its predecessor: automatic air conditioning, heated steering wheel and front seat warmers make it an ideal companion for every weather condition and every activity. Up to five people fit into the roomy interior and the segment-leading boot volume of 252 litres offers generous stowage.
Made in Europe, for Europe – the i10 success story
Since its introduction back in 2008 the i10 has been a major success story for Hyundai Motor in Europe with about 670,000 units sold by July 2016. That makes it one of the best-selling cars in this segment in recent years.
The original i10 alone with its unique value for money offer achieved over 450,000 sales in seven years between 2008 and 2014. When the second-generation i10 was introduced in late 2013 the model truly became a European car – designed and developed at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center (HMETC) in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and manufactured at Hyundai Assan Otomotiv Sanayi (HAOS) in ĺzmit, Turkey.
The second-generation i10 with its young, modern design and dynamic drivability has continued the success of its predecessor, with more than 220,000 units sold in only three years.