2013 Hyundai i10 Review | Trusted Car Buyers Blog

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2013 Hyundai i10 Review

Hitting European shores soon, the new Hyundai i10 is not only easy on the eyes, but well-equipped and a pleasure to drive. Read the full Trusted Car Buyers 2013 Hyundai i10 review here.

The new i10 1.0 acts as the successor to the 2008 city car that has helped shape and grow the Hyundai brand over the last five years.

Since replacing the Atoz in 1999 and the i10’s five-year reign, Hyundai’s market share in Europe’s super-competitive A-segment has expanded from 3.3% to 5.6%.

A-segment cars are defined by the European Commision as mini cars. The segment includes the Fiat Panda and 500, as well as the Mini, Renault Twingo, Toyota Aygo, Ford Ka and Kia Picanto, amongst others.

The i10 is the UK’s current best seller, accounting for nearly a third of the Korean manufacturer’s 74,000 sales last year.

In a hope to steal even more of the mini car market (expected to push its share up to 6.4% in 2014), the new i10 will go on sale in the UK as a five-door only vehicle.

It will arrive in just two petrol engine variants #8211; 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre- and three trims: S, SE and Premium.

Europe, watch out

Hyundai i10 Premium 1.0 Manual

The big difference with the new-wave of 2013 Hyundai i10s is their staunchly European roots #8211; designed in Hyundai’s Russelsheim technical centre in Germany and assembled on the recently expanded Izmit Turkish production line.

In an aim to take more of the European market, the desirable mini car has gone back to basics: offering more space, improved handling and design. Think grown-up city car.

Despite a slow 0-62mph of 15 seconds from its 998cc-model, the power is smoothly delivered and plentiful for the city-runner.

Not only does the i10 perform well in urban environments, but on country roads too. Twisting and turning on hilly roads, the cornering is well composed for a car of the A-segment class.

The newer i10 is bigger, yet more laid-back than its older brother, standing 80mm longer, 65mm wider and 50mm lower, measuring 3665mm long, 1600mm wide and 1500mm high.

Its predecessor was the narrowest car of its class, whereas the new line now represents the widest.

The interior is comfortable and roomy, fitted with a bold strip of colour across the lower dash and gearstick. Whilst some might find this a little extrovert, it does have more character than the sea of black seen in this reasonably priced market of cars.

The dashboard makes a bold statement

Legroom, headroom and visibility out of the front are all excellent. The only uncomfortable position in the vehicle might be for the middle-seat in the rear.

In making the new i10 longer and wider, the boot now claims the largest luggage capacity in its class, topping the Volkswagen up! by one litre, standing at 252-litres.

Hyundai i10

With the back-seats down though, there is clear headway between the two: the up! has a 951-litre load space compared to the i10’s 1046-litres.

Let the new 2013 Hyundai i10 rule both your heart and head

The 2013 Hyundai i10 will be on sale throughout Europe in 2014

The new Hyundai i10 is a well-rounded city car and re-sets the bar high for the mini car segment – it would even put some larger and more expensive hatchbacks to shame.

The added space given by its larger chassis and generous helping of equipment as standard – such as 14in alloys, multi-function steering and Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition – makes the model a key differentiator in the competitive city car segment.

Coupled with the manufacturer’s five-year warranty, the Hyundai i10 is a sensible economical buy. Though, not only on paper does it win our love, but in personality.

The new city car is an undeniably marvellous mini car.

Now, if you can#8217;t wait to get your hands behind the wheel of a new 2013 Hyundai i10, it may be worth seeing how much your existing car.

Direct yourself to our free online valuation tool at the top of the page, and then enter your vehicle registration number into the box. Click the #8216;value my car#8217; button for a valuation within seconds.

After inputting a few extra details, you could sell your car to a trusted car buyer for the best possible price. Then that new i10 is a few wheels closer.

Hyundai i10 unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

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