Hyundai i10

From 14.250 euros
  • Bodywork urban
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 4 - 5
  • Power 67 - 100 hp
  • How to consume it 4,8 - 5,7l/100km
  • Trunk 252 liters
  • Assessment 4

Due to their size, the smallest segments of the market have always been the least appreciated, but their sales and their importance put them in the place they deserve. Segment A has a very specific weight, and for this reason models like the Hyundai i10 they are so important. It is the smallest model that the Korean firm puts up for sale in our market, just below the Hyundai i20.

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Test Hyundai i10 Tecno 1.2 MPI 84 CV

The first time we saw the Hyundai i10 in Europe was at the end of 2007. He arrived as the substitute for Atos. A small improvement for the smallest of the house. It wasn't until 2013, with the second of its generations, when the i10 really took a leap forward, showing that being small and cheap doesn't mean being poor and bad. The third generation launched on the market in 2020 deepens those concepts and the 2023 update does the same.

The latest version of the Hyundai i10 debuts with a new design. A continuing style of the previous generation but with considerable improvements. A design that maintains the proportions that we already knew, although with the novelty of integrating aesthetic solutions that are in fashion, such as the ceiling in contrasting paint or customizable elements. Something very important in a sector as young as A.

Technical characteristics of the Hyundai i10

All the improvements introduced by the Hyundai i10 are based on the platform. For the third generation Korean engineers have developed a completely new platform. A modular architecture that will employ more small models of the conglomerate, such as the KIA Picanto. In turn, this change has caused an alteration in external measures.

But it has not been so scandalous as to produce a segment jump. That leaves us with 3,67 meters long, 1,68 meters wide and 1,48 meters high. To these dimensions must be added a very significant wheelbase, 2,42 meters. In Hyundai They have made an effort to maximize the interior space, and thanks to this it shows an approved cabin for a maximum of five passengers, although there are also four-seater versions.

Although the wheelbase has been used to the maximum, it is important to know that the possibility of integrating a fifth passenger will make the three occupants of the rear row go very narrow, since the distance between shoulders is fair. Its load volume is quite optimal. 252 liters of minimum capacity and 1.050 liters of maximum capacity. More than enough for the day to day of a big city.

Mechanical range and gearboxes of the Hyundai i10

Simplicity at its best. Hyundai is not complicated with the range of the i10. He knows that it is a car that attracts due to its urban concept and its low price, so It dispenses with mechanical versions that make the product more expensive. The mechanical range consists only of two different gasoline engines. Both without triples, and the only difference is that one has a turbo and the other does not.

The access versions come equipped with the 1.0 and 1.2 MPI blocks from the Hyundai Group. They are atmospheric blocks that develop a power of 67 and 84 horses respectively. They may seem few but they match the rest of the segment. These engines can be coupled with either a five-speed manual gearbox or an automatic with the same number of ratios.

The best performance option in the range is marked by the 1.0-horsepower 100 T-GDi. This option is only available with the highest trim available and with a six-speed manual gearbox. As in the rest of the cases, it will be in charge of sending the power solely and exclusively to the front wheels.

Equipment Hyundai i10

Brands want to get rid of the concept of poverty in segment A. They know that it is a very popular segment among young people and among those who are looking for a functional car to get around on a daily basis. However, that does not mean that this type of customer wants to do without equipment and amenities, and that is why we see how segment A is beginning to have more extensive equipment than it had ever had.

The Hyundai i10 has four equipment lines Essence, Klass, Tecno, Tecno 2C, N Line and N Line 2C. The access finish brings little equipment, but it is worth highlighting the automatic light sensor, multifunction steering wheel, multimedia system with 3,8-inch screen, air conditioning, cruise control, numerous airbags and a simple but correct provision of security elements. active and driving assistants.

Once again at Hyundai N Line finishes are the highest in the fleet, the latter with a more sporty style. With them, the new i10 gains much more equipment than is really necessary in urban use. Fog lights, armrests, LED daytime running lights, multimedia system with an 8-inch screen, with connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, bluetooth, wireless charger, button start, rear camera and rear parking sensor, among other elements.

The Hyundai i10 on video

The Hyundai i10 according to Euro NCAP

In 2020 Euro NCAP tested the safety of the Hyundai i10, obtaining a final result of three stars out of five possible. Not a very positive result. The scores by sections were: 6,9 in adult passenger protection, 7,5 in child passenger protection, 5,2 in pedestrian vulnerability and 5,9 in assistant operation. The tests were carried out with a base model, so it is logical to think that the rating will rise in models with more complete safety equipment. These valuations remain valid after the 2023 update as there were no changes in the structure of the car.

The Hyundai i10 of Km 0 and second hand

Throughout its years of sale, the Hyundai i10 has been one of the most popular urban in terms of number of sales. Many buyers value it for its low sale price, for its simplicity and also for the reliability of its mechanics. These factors imply secondary sales channels with many possible options. In them we see that the average depreciation of the model is 33,5%, a figure similar to that of its most immediate rivals.

If we take a look at the used or second-hand market, we discover a wide range of possibilities. As expected, the cheapest units correspond to the first generation. Prices start in amounts close to 1.800 euros for gasoline models with more than 150 thousand accumulated kilometers. If we move to the Km 0 segment we see that there are also many options within our reach. Since the third generation is recent, the cheapest units date from the second iteration, with significant discounts compared to new models.

Hyundai i10 rivals

Segment A is not the most popular in the market, but that does not mean that competition within it is very strong. Many brands fight in a market that is increasingly filled with more and more rivals. The Hyundai i10 has to face renowned models on the table: FIAT 500, his brother Picanto, Citroën C1, Renault Twingo, Toyota Aygo, Mitsubishi Space Star y Suzuki Ignis. All of them are similar in size, price and concept, but we could also add other units that have decided to switch to fully electric mobility, such as: SEAT Mii Electric, Skoda Citigoe IV, smart forfour y Volkswagen e Up! y Honda and. Undoubtedly, this transition will be more common in the coming years, since today electric urban buses are the most logical of all.

Highlight

  • price-output ratio
  • equipment possibilities
  • urban concept

To improve

  • Limited features
  • Interior materials
  • Slow automatic gearbox

Hyundai i10 prices

Small, nice and cheap. The Hyundai i10 wants to stand out for these three qualities to continue being one of the references in the A segment. The range is short but simple, and that leaves us with the starting price of the Hyundai i10 is 15.250 euros No promotions or discounts. The top of the range at the moment is marked by the i10 N Line 2C with a 100 horsepower engine and an automatic gearbox. Its price is 21.740 euros without offers or promotions.

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