The Hyundai i10 is proving a big seller in the city car class as it’s such great value for money. It certainly doesn’t sell on style – the rather tall five-door body looks a little ungainly on the road. But as a financial proposition, the i10 is difficult to beat.
There are only four models to choose from, and two engines, but city car buyers are especially drawn to the 68bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder Blue version. This can feel a bit underpowered on fast-moving roads, but around town it appeals with its nippy performance and brilliant fuel consumption. Hyundai claims the car returns 67.3mpg economy, while 99g/km emissions mean owners don’t have to pay road tax.
The boot is also a decent size for a city car, with 225 litres of space when the seats are up and 910 litres when they’re folded, while there’s reasonable room for driver and passengers. And although ESP is only available as an option, even the most basic versions of the i10 get air-con, four airbags and a six-speaker stereo.