Since 2007, we’ve seen the Hyundai i10 evolve from cheap runaround to multiple What Car? Car of the Year category winner.
Now in its third generation, this tiny city car comes as standard with five doors and unlike many rivals, five seats, too. Thanks to a bit of a growth spurt over its predecessor, it promises to be one of the roomiest cars of this size, whether you’re a person or a suitcase.
Three petrol engines are available, with power outputs that range from a meagre 66bhp all the way up to a far more muscular 99bhp. You also have the choice of a five speed manual gearbox or a two-pedal automated version of the same ‘box if you'd rather not bother with a clutch pedal.
It sounds like the i10 has all the basics covered, but don’t expect the i10s rivals to give it an easy ride. Other Value Car contenders include the excellent Kia Picanto, Volkswagen Up, Toyota Aygo and even larger cars such as the Dacia Sandero.
Over the next few pages, we’ll report on how the i10 drives, what it’s like inside and how much it’ll cost you to own and run. We’d also point you towards our New Car Buying pages where you can get massive savings on a huge range of new cars.