The Hyundai i10 is a classic small city car. Short in length, tall in height and with five doors as standard, it’s all about low costs and ease of use, and its main rivals are the VW Up and Toyota Aygo, among others.
The first i10, which you can read about here, was a great, and rather unexpected, success, both commercially and critically. It was a vast improvement on its predecessors to drive, while still embodying all the virtues of a tiny, lightweight and affordable city car. The current model improves on the older car, too, notably adding improved efficiency, greater refinement and more stylish looks.
The Hyundai i10’s biggest pitfalls are the lack of Bluetooth on all but the top-spec trim, and safety standards that fall short of key rivals. However, it is by far the most spacious city car out there, and it’s also easy to drive and cheap to own. So are these qualities enough to make it one of our favourites?
Read on over the next few pages to get our in depth impressions on the Hyundai i10, along with our recommendations for the best trim levels and engines.