Our cars: Hyundai i10 and Nissan Qashqai

Read the latest updates on the What Car? long-term test fleet. We find an aftermarket sat-nav set-up for our i10, and the Qashqai’s boot impresses us yet again.

Sat-nav isn't an option in the Hyundai i10, so we've got a neat aftermarket set-up
Sat-nav isn't an option in the Hyundai i10, so we've got a neat aftermarket set-up

Every day, we take a look at some of the cars we're living with. Today, it's the turn of the Hyundai i10 and Nissan Qashqai.

Hyundai i10

I've banged on in previous updates about the lack of sat-nav as an option on the i10. It seems that Hyundai has missed a trick, especially when rivals such as the Volkswagen Up are available with clever portable systems.

However, I have come up with a work around. My iPhone now has the TomTom app installed and I've invested in a Kenu Airframe that attaches to the air-vent, as you'll see in the picture. The Airframe holds my iPhone securely and keeps it visible, while the TomTom app has fantastic traffic information - it's so good that it's actually knocked 10 minutes off my commute by suggesting a route I hadn't even considered.

It's a shame the Hyundai doesn't have built-in sat-nav, but with such good third-party options it really isn't a deal-breaker.

Have you come up with a third-party sat-nav solution? Drop me an email and let me know.

By Matthew Burrow

Read all of our updates on life with our Hyundai i10 1.2.

In the car park

Database editor Mark Pearson has to transport food, drink, glassware and even spare garden chairs in the boot of the Nissan Qashqai - its versatility impresses him yet again.

Read more about our long-term fleet.


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