2011 Hyundai i10 With Eco-Friendly Technologies
Following its low-key unveiling at the Paris Motor Show, Hyundai has released new details about the facelifted i10. The new i10 builds upon the success of its predecessor, which performed as the brand's best-selling model in 2009 and won numerous awards across Europe and around the world. the new Hyundai i10
incorporates a wide range of improvements in design, specification and competitiveness. Even cleaner powertrains include a new three cylinder, 1.0-litre engine with CO2 emissions of just 99g/km, to further progress Hyundai's ambition of becoming the world's automotive leader in eco-friendly technologies.
With its sleek curves, body-coloured bumpers and chrome radiator grille, the original Hyundai i10 already had the looks suitable for its status as a dynamic city car. The new Hyundai i10 looks refreshed with a redesigned radiator grille and front air intakes to bring the Hyundai i10 into line with Hyundai's new 'fluidic sculpture' design language, epitomised by the hexagonal frontal form, a signature feature on all Hyundai models going forward. A reshaped, lower bumper and more angular fog light recesses continue the visual enhancement.
The refresh continues onto the sides and rear of the car, with exterior mirror repeater lamps, new style 13-inch and 14-inch alloy wheels and redesigned rear lamps and bumper completing the new i10's contemporary and streetwise look.
The cabin has been upgraded with a new instrument cluster (with an eco-shift indicator), improved seats, additional chrome accents, and a rear seat cup holder. Four trim levels are available, but all models come nicely equipped with air conditioning, a six-speaker audio system (with iPod connectivity), power windows, and central locking.
Specs engine, the entry-level 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine produces 68 hp (51 kW / 69 PS) which enables the car to accelerate from 0-100 km in 14.8 seconds and hit a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph). More importantly, thanks to an engine start / stop system, the i10 Blue has a combined fuel consumption of 67.3 mpg (imp) and CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.
If you feel the need for speed, the 1.3-liter four-cylinder churns out 85 hp (63 kW / 86 PS). It enables the i10 to run from 0-100 km/h in 12.2 seconds, hit a top speed of 169 km/h (105 mph), and average 61.4 mpg. However, if you opt for the automatic transmission, the dash from 0-100 km/h takes 13.8 seconds, the top speed is reduced to 159 km/h (99 mph), and fuel efficiency declines to 51.4 mpg.
The new i10 is Hyundai's first European production model to produce a sub-100g/km CO2 emissions figure. The Hyundai i10 Blue produces 99g/km of CO2 thanks to the introduction of a new 1.0-litre Kappa engine combined with Blue Drive technology, including ISG (Idle Stop and Go), low-rolling resistance tyres, an alternator management system, and 'eco shift' indicator. The all-aluminium, three cylinder, 12-valve engine generates 69ps at 6.200rpm with 94.1Nm (9.6 kg.m) of torque at 3.500rpm.
Hyundai is targeting global leadership in environmental technologies, and the i10 Blue, as part of the Blue Drive initiative, looks set to contribute to a reduction in the company's European average emissions figure.
The updated model will start arriving at UK dealerships in March and pricing starts at £9,195 (OTR).