Hyundai i10 Bows in Europe



The second installment in Hyundai’s drive to rebrand its entire European range has begun. Hot on the heels of the i30 compact hatchback comes the i10 city car, due in dealerships from March.

At just 140.4 inches long and 62.8 inches wide, it replaces the aging Amica. A slightly larger supermini, to be badged the i20, will replace the current Getz from early in 2009.


The five-door body maximizes practicality, and with the wheels pushed right out to the corners insiders says there’s plenty of space for five inside.


Prices will start at the equivalent of $13,500 but the spec is said to be high – even the base model will have air conditioning as standard, unique in this class in Europe . Other features include twin front and side airbags, electric front windows, central locking, body-colored bumpers, and an integrated six-speaker CD/MP3 stereo.


All i10 models will be powered by a 67-hp, 1.1-liter gas engine mated to either a manual or an automatic gearbox. The gearshift is mounted on the center console to free up the space between the driver and the passenger seat. Manual versions will return more than 60 mpg, Hyundai promises.

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