The new 2014 Hyundai i10 has been revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a bigger, more grown-up version of the i10 with new engines.
The new for 2014 Hyundai i10 was actually revealed by Hyundai last month, but now it’s arrived on the floor at Frankfurt and does look to be a step forward for the Korean car maker.
Hyundai say the new i10 brings class-leading space, levels of comfort and safety and offers a sophisticated exterior and interior design and is, in many ways, offering much of what cars from the sector above offer. And they have a point.
Designed and due to be built in Europe, the new i10 is longer, wider and lower than the old i10 which makes it look far more purposeful and better proportioned, and Hyundai say it has been tuned for European roads resulting in greater body and wheel control for a better ride and more driver involvement.
Engines on offer will be the 1.0 litre three-cylinder petrol with 65bhp and the 1.25 litre petrol with 86bhp. There will also be an LPG version of the 1.0 litre which offer a whole extra 1bhp, but we’re not sure it will make it to the UK.
Whichever engine you choose, you’ll have the option of either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto (don’t pick the auto), but you won’t be winning the traffic light grand prix with the 1.0 litre taking 15 seconds to get to 62mph (16.8s with the auto ‘box) and the 1.25 litre 12.3 seconds (13.8s auto).
Still, you don’t buy a new Hyundai i10 to blat round in. But what you will get is very good city car transport with more room, more refinement and much more appeal. Which is the point.
The 2014 Hyundai i10 will be on sale in the UK by January.