The Hyundai i10 is city car/hatchback that started production back in 2007. It is sold globally, except in South Korea, and sits below the Getz and i20. Choice of engines include a 1.1L Epsilon I4 petrol, 1.2L Kappa I4 petrol, or a 1.1L CRDI VGT U-Line I3 diesel. These engine options can be mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai recently released an updated version of the i10, but it looks like the company is already hard working on the next-generation i10. Our spy photographers have caught the first prototypes out for a testing session, and, as you can see, the car is heavily camouflaged so it is pretty difficult to see the changes the new i10 will bring.
Still, it is pretty easy to notice that the grille has become bigger in order to show the family face. The car’s general lines have been slightly updated, so now the i10 will feature a clearer side profile and a more sloping roof. At the rear, the lights seem to have received a horizontal position compared to the vertical lights on the current version. In the front bumper, the fog lights have an LED stripe above.
The new-generation Hyundai i10 will make its world debut in September 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Collaborations between auto manufacturers and designer brands are nothing new. It seems that every time a partnership is announced, you can bet that another one will make the headlines sooner rather than later.
Hyundai is jumping into the picture after announcing a special edition series of models for the i10 and the i20. The two special edition models were each given their own makeover, complete with individualized color combinations and exclusive features that aren’t present in other models.
Fiorucci first worked on the i10 city car, giving it a host of color combinations to choose from. These colors include Stone Black, Deep Blue Ocean, Oyster Gray, Sleek Silver, and Crystal White. The colors are also present on the car’s interior upholstery and are likewise complimented on the outside by a colorful grille and side mirror caps that come in a choice of two colors: verde lime or fuscia.
Apart from the special colors, the i10 Fiorucci edition also comes with its fair share of other features including a Park Assist system, a retractable soft-top, and a 1.1-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 66 horsepower.
In addition to the i10, Fioruccio also took a stab at making over the i20 supermini. Similar to the i10, the i20 is given five different color options, including Black Diamond, Dark Gray, Sleek Silver, Blue Spark, and Crystal White.
As for the i20’s interior, Fioruccio gave it a black and orange two-tone theme, a pair of glass sunroofs, a Park Assist system, and a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 78 horsepower.
Pricing for the two special edition vehicles goes at €10,990 ($15,300) for the i10 and €14,990 ($21,000) for the i20.
We knew it wouldn’t be long before Hyundai decided to do some facelifts on a number of models that will incorporate styling elements based on the new Tucson SUV.
Now it looks like the company is doing just that. The Korean-based manufacturer is giving the i10 a facelift with a more aggressive front fascia that takes its cue from the Tucson. Not only that, the three-year old city car will also get new headlights, a new bumper, and the addition of turning signals on its side mirrors.
Apart from the aesthetics, the i10 will also be given a power upgrade in the form of a new 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that churns out 68 horsepower and produces less than 100g/km of CO2 emissions. You won’t mistake this car for a speed demon, but for a fuel-efficient set of wheels that will take you from point A to point B, the revamped i10, which will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show, is the way to go.