Hyundai unveiled the second-generation i10 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Set to go on sale at the start of 2014, the i10 measures 80mm longer, 65mm wider and 50mm lower than its predecessor. Its wheelbase is also longer by 5mm. As a result, it offers the best cabin and luggage space in its class. It also boasts of having more maturity in its driving qualities.
It is available with the following engines: three-cylinder 1.0-litre and four-cylinder 1.25-litre petrol units. Hyundai hasn’t yet revealed its official trim levels and equipment. So far, we know that it will feature stability control and front curtain airbags as standard. Its options list includes climate control, cruise control, a speed limiter and a heated leather steering wheel.
The new i10 provides as much as 1046 litres of storage space when the rear seats are folded flat. Its boot also provides 252 litres. According to senior vice president and chief operating officer of Hyundai Motor Europe Allan Rushforth, the company sought to meet what consumers in Europe needed and so the car was designed accordingly.
The new-generation i10 is reflective of the automaker’s Hyundai's 'true value' proposition, offering higher levels of features and functionality than expected in this segment. The new i10 will be produced at Hyundai’s plant in Turkey.