Hyundai i10 - 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 seven exterior paint colours. Mangrove Green Pearl is standard, while other hues will add a further £550 (with the exception of the £300 Polar White solid paint finish). Premium and N Line versions offer two-tone roof options, while all cars, bar those specified with the N Line trim, feature body-coloured bumpers and mirrors.
Although no longer offered on the price list, the SE versions featured decent levels of standard kit, so if you manage to bag a used model you'll benefit from air-conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, a DAB radio and a leather-trimmed, multi-function steering wheel. The SE Connect trim adds 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view parking camera and an 8.0-inch infotainment touch screen.
The top-of-the-range Premium line brings larger 16-inch wheels, 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, offering decent onboard tech and useful practicality, although it does come at a cost
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Hyundai i10 offers average performance, while 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 is a solid performer in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although the manufacturer will be disappointed with Euro NCAP's assessment of i10's safety