A little charmer for the man about town
I AM not sure its designer would call it pretty and I wouldn’t call it attractive but there is something about an i10 that says “look at me again”.
At 140 inches long (3.56m) it is Hyundai’s smallest car and its best-seller in Britain, with prices from £8,195 for the 1.2 Classic. For this, you get five-door practicality and a 1248cc, 85bhp engine and five-speed gearbox.
Nippy and nimble, it records 50mpg in urban tests, nudging 69mpg out of town and 61mpg overall in the official tests.
Top speed is 105mph, with 0-62 in 12.2 seconds and CO2 of 108g/km. This means annual tax is at the lowest level.
Hyundai does offer a 99g/ km model, the three-cylinder one-litre Blue, at £9,195, which is free of road tax and immune from the London congestion charge.
You may not match its 67mpg average but you can expect remarkable economy if not much accelerative fizz.
The i10 tested here is that rare thing, a small car with automatic gears. It has the 1248cc engine with a fourspeed gearbox including an overdrive button, and costs £9,595.
The auto-shift knocks the edge off the economy and the performance, rated at 51.4mpg overall, 129g/km CO2, 99mph and 0-62 in 13.8 seconds.
Kit includes the i10 staples of central locking, air