Updated Hyundai i10 unveiled

  • Revised i10 benefits from numerous changes
  • New 99g/km model means free road tax
  • On sale in January 2011 with minor price increases

Hyundai has revealed the facelifted i10, which will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

The updated i10 features Hyundai's new hexagonal grill, new wheels, revised lights, air ducts, bumpers and new blue illumination for the instruments. Indicators have also been fitted in the wing mirrors, in line with Hyundai's other new models.

The new i10 range also includes the Blue Drive model that features a 68bhp 1.0-litre three cylinder engine with stop/start that emits just 99g/km of CO2 - meaning that private buyers will get free road tax.

A 1.2-litre 86bhp petrol engine, which emits 108g/km of CO2 and costs £20 a year to tax, will also be available while an electric version, the BlueOn, is being developed.

As well as a few minor interior upgrades, all models now come with an 'ecoshift' indicator, in order to assist the driver in getting the best economy and emissions out of the car. Air conditioning is standard across the range .

The facelifted i10 will go on sale in January 2011 with prices starting at £7,925.