Hyundai i10 review - Interior, design and technology
Good levels of standard equipment and decent on-board tech are welcome, but the i10 is too grey and dull inside.
The styling of the i10 has been improved, with Hyundai giving its smallest car a sharper, sportier profile - thanks in part to a 20mm lowered stance and an increase of 20mm in overall width.
There is the opportunity to personalise your i10, with a choice of ten exterior paint colours. Solid Polar White and Tomato Red paint are standard no-cost options, while other metallic hues will add a further £550. Premium and N Line versions offer black or red two-tone roof options, while all cars feature body-coloured bumpers and mirrors.
Standard equipment is generous with base SE versions including air-conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, a DAB radio and a leather-trimmed, multi-function steering wheel. Moving up to the SE Connect trim, though, is probably a sensible choice as it adds 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view parking camera, an 8.0-inch infotainment touch screen and smartphone connectivity.
The top-of-the-range Premium line brings larger 16-inch wheels, rear privacy glass, upgraded upholstery, a heated steering wheel and heated front seats. Sporty N Line variants include a unique 16-inch alloy wheel design, LED rear lights, branded exterior/interior trim and black cloth seats with red stitching.
Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment
Satellite navigation and a wireless smartphone charging pad are available as part of the optional Tech Pack, which also includes Bluelink - Hyundai’s on-line system which gives drivers extra controls and features via a smartphone app.
In this review
- 1VerdictThe Hyundai i10 is a capable, comfortable city car, now with sharper styling, improved tech and useful practicality, although it does come at a cost.
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe petrol-engined Hyundai i10 offers average performance, but automatic versions should be avoided.
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costsWith good economy and low overall running costs, the Hyundai i10 makes sense as a frugal city car.
- 4Interior, design and technology - currently readingGood levels of standard equipment and decent on-board tech are welcome, but the i10 is too grey and dull inside.
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceWith a supermini-sized boot and lots of useful kit, the five-seater i10 is a practical city car.
- 6Reliability and safetyHyundai has provided the i10 with excellent levels of safety kit - it’ll be aiming for a top Euro NCAP rating this time.