Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Verdict Should you buy a Hyundai i10?

The new i10 is a very good city car indeed. With a stylish body, TARDIS-like interior and more safety equipment than anything else in this class, there’s something for everyone here, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

We’re really pleased that Hyundai still sees life in the city car sector – where so many manufacturers have decided to cut their losses at this end of the market, the South Korean brand has gone in at full strength. The resulting car doesn’t feel at all like a downgrade from a larger model, and rivals some of the very best, such as the brilliant Volkswagen Up.

If you’re a growing family but only want a tiny car, there’s none better on the market than the i10. It offers space for four adults and a good-sized boot, combined with a wealth of sophisticated technology - which aims to not just protect you in a crash, but prevent you from having one in the first place.

Our choice of the range would be the 1.2-litre engine, paired to a manual gearbox – wild dogs couldn’t drag us to the automatic, though the same can be said of most of this car’s rivals. As for trim levels, it’s certainly difficult to ignore the allure of the Premium model with its big-car kit, but we suspect mid-ranking SE Connect offers the best blend of price and equipment.

Of course, finance deals will have to be finalised before we can comment on the car’s value – its list prices are a little high, but Hyundai promises that PCP agreements will be very competitive.

Keen drivers are better opting for the Volkswagen Up, those who need an automatic should go for a Kia Picanto and, naturally, any car will struggle to pull fashionistas from their Fiat 500s. The Hyundai i10 is a thoroughly excellent little car that should appeal to everyone else.

Further reading:

>> Best small cars 2020

>> Hyundai i10 (2014-2020) review

>> Best small automatic cars 2020