Hyundai recently unveiled the global debutante Hyundai i10 at the Frankfurt Motor Show after announcing it a couple of months ago. This is the third generation of the i10 car series and the fourth model in the line to receive the N treatment from Hyundai. Before i10, i30, i30 Fastback, and the Tucson have already been given an N Line version.
Almost similar to the NIOS recently launched in India, the third-gen i10 has been styled with sporty looks, a ton of features, in-car highlights, and engine options. The global version will be launched in 2020. Since it's a long time, we are going to share with you ten such things about the debutante that we know so far.
The third generation of the i10 is almost similar to its Indian derivative grand NIOS, but there are a few differences. The 2020 i10 is sportier, comes with cooler vibes, is shorter than the NIOS by 135mm, and boasts a design that is a lot more refreshing.
The model takes a similar approach to the Kia Picanto but seems better designed better. Its dimensions are pretty much the same, with the main differences being wider front grilles, LED lamps at the front and the rear, new alloys, light wheels, contrast roof, dual-color codes, N logos, red skid plates, red styled metal pedals, and sporty looks.
The exteriors are very much upgraded and look much classier than the older generations. The new i10 was manufactured in Europe and will be launching there in 2020. It is lower to the ground level by 20mm and 20mm wider, and comes with double toned classy color schemes.
They have equipped the latest i10 with 16-inch alloy wheels, new bumpers, sporty trims, LED lamps, new lamp clusters, kind of rubbing-it-in-your-face N Line badges, stylish fenders, brand new skid plates, and more.
The newest i10 comes with a long list of features. The stellar few are a restyled design, classier exteriors, standard engine with options, and revamped exteriors and taillights.
Some other notable features include lighter wheels, new bumpers, LED daytime running lamps, ease of use, and a comprehensible infotainment system. The i10 provides lots of controls, options to choose from four or five seats, Hyundai’s own Blue Link connectivity, cruise control, adjustable headrests, and much more.
The latest third-generation i10 N comes equipped with a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine, yielding slightly more than 80 horsepower and 87 pound-feet of torque. While not whopping, it is not bad either.
For those real fanatics and thrill-seekers, Hyundai has got them covered too. There is an optional 1-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers a massive (relative to the i10 older generations, at least) 100 horsepower and 127 lb-feet of torque.
Additionally, the standard comes with a five-speed manual transmission shifts, although an optional five-speed automatic transmission gearbox is available at an additional cost. It is 3670mm long, 1680mm wide and 1480mm tall.
6 Infotainment System
The model comes equipped with a floating 8-inch infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The center console allows wireless charging, has analog speedometers, RPM display, a digital MID, climate controls, and more.
On top of everything, there is Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity, which has awesome features like controlling navigation settings directly from the phone, live fuel pieces, and geo-fencing.
The interiors are classy with an almost similar fabric as the NIOS. The i10 2020 comes with adjustable headrests at the front and rear, accommodating all five travelers, which is definitely more comfortable. An additional feature that comes as standard is the Isofix support.
The quality of the interior trims and fabric are compromised though, which is understandable because they had to keep the price competitive while meeting the comparatively more strict emission regulations at the same time. The seats are reasonably comfortable, although the rear seats might be a little cramped. The interiors are styled with red highlights on the stitchings, upholsters, air vents, and steering wheel. The trunk space is not great but still generally competitive.
There is not a shred of doubt the 2020 i10 should pack more power and offer a better performer than the older generations of this model. Unfortunately, the standard engine does not come with a turbocharger and there is no diesel variant, due to which the car suffers a lot in the performance department.
With the N Line model offering 83 horsepower standard and 100 hp with the turbocharged engine, the hatchback is not the top class when it comes to performance, but the car is eager to perform and is okay for a small subcompact daily car.
3 Fuel Economy
If we go by the ratings for the i10's sister car, the NIOS, the fuel efficiency will be much better than the older i10 models. However, there is no diesel variant available with the 2020 i10.
With an average estimated mileage of 19-20 km per liter, it will make a decent city car. The car is modeled with mature customers in mind and proves efficient from the point of view of a daily car.
The model comes with standard airbags, electronic brake-force distribution, door ajar warning, child safety locks, seat belt alarm, and an anti-lock braking system.
On top of these, to be in line with the strict international safety standards, there are lots of advanced safety features like forward collision avoidance assist, driver fatigue detection, driver attention warning, lane-keeping assist, speed limit warning, automatic emergency braking system, pedestrian detection system, high beam assist (which is automatic and toggles between high and low), and ISOFIX child seat support.
Despite being a little hatchback, the 2020 i10 should be reasonably reliable. The drive will be relatively smooth and balanced. The car comes with softer suspensions and while it will deliver much better handling, it sometimes may feel bumpy on a few road surfaces.
Lighter steering might be off-putting to some, as it would make driving a bit tricky at higher speed levels. The N Line model has already debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will launch next summer in Europe.