Boost in style and tech for facelifted Hyundai i10

  • Popular city car treated to mid-life update
  • More safety and connectivity technology
  • Tweaked looks inside and out

The Hyundai i10 – the Korean brand’s smallest model – has been given a facelift to keep up with city car rivals such as the Volkswagen Up, Skoda Citigo and Kia Picanto. The current i10 has clocked up over 220,000 sales since it arrived in 2013.

Sporting a revised front-end with a new grille, the updated i10 also features new circular LED daytime running lights set within the grille, and tweaked lights and bumpers at the back.

There are some new wheel designs, while Hyundai claims modified suspension and steering contribute to a more comfortable ride.

Inside, the update is subtler, with a new red colour option for the seats and dash, while blue and black interior trims are available on all models.

Improved connectivity

The big news in this i10 is a refreshed media system, controlled via a new 7.0-inch touchscreen in the centre of the dash.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be available on higher trim levels, as is sat-nav with a seven-year subscription to live traffic updates, local weather information and speed camera detection.

Advanced safety

To meet growing demand for active safety features, the i10 comes with a multi-function camera with a Front Collision Warning System and Lane Departure Warning System. The latter is an optional extra that alerts the driver if they are drifting out of their lane with an audible warning, while the former uses front camera sensors to warn the driver of potential hazards ahead.

Same practical interior and engines

Everywhere else, the facelifted i10 remains the same as the car it replaces. That means a spacious interior with a 252-litre boot and plenty of big car options such as a heated steering wheel, heated seats and climate control.

Under the bonnet, buyers will still be able to choose from 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre petrol engines with a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearboxes. An economy-focused BlueDrive model is available with the 1.0-litre engine too.

Prices are yet to be announced for the revised i10 range, which will debut at 2016 Paris Motor Show in September.

Click here to read our full Hyundai i10 review

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