Hyundai’s new i10 range won’t give you the Blues

Hyundai’s i10 range gets a new look and more equipment, plus a road tax exempt Blue model.

HYUNDAI has updated its award-winning i10 city car line-up and is introducing its first sub-100g/km Blue model, along with specification and design upgrades for the rest of the range.
The new models go on sale on March 1 and feature enhancements to the i10’s design – both in the cabin and on the exterior of the car.
These key design changes create a clear family resemblance between the new i10 and other recently launched Hyundais, including the sleek ix35 and ix20 models.
A new and improved range of Euro V compliant engines blend clean performance with excellent fuel economy and ultra-low emissions. The latest i10 introduces the all-new 1.0-litre ‘Kappa’ engine, which replaces the old 1.1-litre ‘Epsilon’ unit.
This three-cylinder engine achieves a remarkable 67.3mpg combined: the sort of cheap-to-run credentials that will resonate with customers as the cost of motoring continues to rise. The popular 1.25-litre ‘Kappa’ engine has also been improved giving 13% more power (85bhp), 9.2% less CO2 (108g/km) and 8.7% better fuel consumption (61.4mpg) than the outgoing 1.25-litre ‘Kappa’ engine.
To make the most of the efficient new 1.0-litre engine, Hyundai has introduced an all-new model – the i10 Blue. This special ‘eco’ edition of the i10 emits an astonishingly low 99g/km CO2, so it is exempt from VED and the London Congestion Charge.  It is currently the only sub-£10k five-seater car on the market to achieve this, and the first of a family of Blue models that will underscore Hyundai’s commitment to environmental technology.
The revised range consists of four trim grades – Blue, Classic, Active and Style – all of which offer good value for money. Equipment specification across the i10 range remains impressive, with features such as air conditioning and the addition of an iPod plug-in, standard fit on all new i10s.
Customers will also find four airbags, a six-speaker stereo, electric windows and central locking all as standard on all models.
Prices start at £8,195 for the entry-level Classic model.
All new i10s come with Hyundai’s world-beating Five Year Triple Care package, for total peace of mind. This package includes five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five years’ roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks. It’s an offer that is yet to be matched by any of Hyundai’s rivals.

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