Hyundai i10 1.0-litre petrol prototype first drive Review Autocar

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Hyundai i10 1.0-litre prototype drive review

What is it?

A version of the all-new Hyundai a compact hatchback that’s to rival cars such as the Panda .

We tested an early of the next-gen Hyundai i10 in Sweden this year, but now engineers the car is almost production ready and was invited to Turkey to drive a prototype.

The new i10 needs to build on the of the previous model; in 2008 we the first i10 our car of the year. But while we its packaging and style, it was clear the needed to grow up and find its own in the market.

So this version – on a new platform shared with the Kia Picanto that makes it longer and wider than the – has some big shoes to fill, given the rise of Volkwagen’s Up .

Hyundai readily states it has the new i10 against both the baby VW and the Panda, saying it wants to the quality and space of a B-segment car the body, and price, of an A-segment By anyone’s standards, that’s a big

What is it like?

We were access to two versions of the i10 on our trip to the factory: an entry-level three-cylinder and a higher-powered 1.25 four-pot.

power outputs are still to be but since both these are carried over from the generation, expect around and 84bhp respectively. There may be a higher-powered four-cylinder 1.0-litre at but Hyundai says there are no for a diesel in the range at the moment.

The 1.0-litre car displayed quick response with good from low revs. There was a lot engine noise than too, evidencing the considerable Hyundai has put into improving the refinement of its engines.

We were on speed during our short run, but power felt through all five gears, very few flat spots. The transmission coped well, and seemed nicely spaced.

The was comfortable, with little roll in corners. Hyundai has new suspension hardpoints for the i10, and the shows, especially under The old model was noted for its tendency to forward under heavy force, but there’s been improvement in this regard.

The steering has been retuned, with new side load being used with the aim of feel. Our test route had one major corner, so definitive about feel would be That said, in the short we had with the car the helm felt but also nicely weighted load.

As far as maturity goes, the of the new i10 marks a big step up over the old providing a more premium with plenty of soft-touch The driving position is higher in some rivals, but never so, and the seats themselves are comfortable and all round.

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Standard equipment on the new i10 is also Hyundai has worked to improve. As as safety features like control, tyre pressure and six airbags, the standard car will in plenty of entertainment kit including and USB inputs, two 12V power points and a multimedia display.

Hyundai has said it probably won’t be satellite navigation on the i10, as research shows that people will use their phones or stand-alone devices for However, we can expect luxuries as heated seats, electric and automatic climate control to be on higher trim levels.

At 252 the i10’s boot is among the in this class, thanks in to that newly adopted platform.

Should I buy one?

To take on B-segment rivals as well as its A-segment competition, the i10 needs to the range, comfort and style of in the higher class while the successful formula of fun driving and packaging that has given ‘s European market a big boost in recent years.

If brief impressions are anything to go by of the final production model’s at the Frankfurt motor show in the new i10 is well on its way to doing just

For more details and undisguised of the new i10, click here .

i10 1.0 (prototype)

Price £9300 0-62mph 13.9sec (est); Top 95mph (est); Economy (est); CO2 99g/km (est); weight 1015kg (est); 3 cyls in line, 998cc, Power 68bhp at 6200rpm Torque 70lb ft at 3500rpm Gearbox 5-spd manual

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