By Stewart Smith on 2016-08-31 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
New Hyundai i10 to
debut at Paris
KOREAN can maker Hyundai is to showcase the second generation of its highly successful i10 motor at the Paris Motor Show at the end of September.
Designed and developed in Germany and produced in Turkey the new i10 comes with many design refinements including a new 'cascading' front grille. It is characterised by its curved, flowing line and will become the new family identity for Hyundai models in the future.
The new i10 will be the first Hyundai with this new design and the layout includes round LED daylight running lights.
Like the original model, the new i10 will come with the 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.
The BlueDrive eco model, based on the 1.0-litre petrol variant, includes a number of features to reduce fuel consumption.
The new i10 has with the latest connectivity features, all integrated into a new seven-inch touch screen navigation system which gives the interior an upmarket appearance.
In order to be up-to-date at any time, the new i10's navigation system comes with a seven-year free subscription to LIVE Services, offering real-time traffic conditions, local weather and points of interest as well as the position of speed cameras in countries where this is allowed.
The new i10 includes tried and tested equipment such as automatic air conditioning, a heated steering wheel and front seat warmers and Hyundai says that up to five people can fit into the cabin. The boot is the largest in the city car sector at 252 litres.
Tony Whitehorn, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor UK, said: "The new i10 showcases strong build quality and our passion for detail, while also including many features from the segments above.
Prices and a release date have still to be confirmed.
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