MR LATEST: Hyundai i10

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MR is on the launch of the Hyundai i10 right now: to coincide with first drives of its best seller, Hyundai’s revealed full pricing info.

It reveals the new range will cost from £8345 – meaning there is NO price increase over the old i10 for switching into the new model.

From what Sean’s reported back from the event, this makes it a bit of a bargain.

The full i10 range is in the MR database now. It shows Hyundai offers the i10 with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine or a 1.2-litre four-cylinder motor; most are automatic but the 1.2 does offer a £700 automatic option. A bargain.

Until you discover it emits 142g/km CO2 – meaning it jumps THREE VED bands!

The i10 1.0-litre sits in VED band B, with CO2 emissions of 108g/km. There is a green Blue Drive version, with sub-100g/km CO2, but this is only offered in one model grade.

As for trim line-ups, the dated old names of before have gone: now, it’s S, SE and Premium. Expect this logic to roll out on other Hyundais in time too.

  • S has a USB socket, six airbags, ESP, electric windows and ISOFIX, with an S Air adding a/c for £600 more. It’s only offered with the 66hp 1.0-litre motor.
  • SE adds air con too, plus remote locking, electric door mirrors, more body-colour trim and electric rear windows. It also has blue accent cloth interior, instead of gloomy black, and offers a no-cost-option ‘vibrant orange’ interior coourscheme for those who want even more vim.
  • Premium has Bluetooth, LED running lights, rear speakers, alloy wheels and steering wheel remote stereo controls. Again, the body trim gets a lift, with body side door mouldings and, inside, a leather steering wheel and more chrome accents for the dash.

You can also have red half-leather on the Premium for a bargain £250. OK, it’s artificial leather, but Sean still tells us it looks great.

MR will be reporting on the Hyundai i10 for our client MSN Cars, and will also file here later in the week. Come back then for more…

… and in the meantime, check out the new Hyundai i10 range in the MR data set.

Managing Director at @editorial_mr. Runs a bit. Loves the motor industry. https://about.me/richardaucock

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