A decade ago, a car offering air conditioning, electric windows, 14-inch wheels, six-speaker stereo and four airbags would have been seen as impressive if it cost £13,000. And now Hyundai is able to bring buyers all this in a car costing half this amount.
The new Hyundai i10 city car is priced from just £6,495 – and even the entry-level Classic has air conditioning, four airbags, front electric windows, electric power steering, central locking and a CD player with MP3 compatibility.
It’s not just the Classic entry model that offers fantastic value. The mid-range Comfort has additional features such as rear electric windows, remote control central locking and 14-inch alloy wheels.
Go for a top-of-the-range Style and the specification adds a rear spoiler, 15” alloy wheels, heated front seats and even an electric sunroof. This range-topper costs just £7,595, less than some rivals’ entry-level models!
It’s not just the purchase price which makes the i10 easy on the pocket – all i10s are powered by a 1.1 litre petrol engine which is capable of averaging more than 56mpg. Classic and Comfort models produce just 119g/km of CO2 too, qualifying them for the VED band B and making the tax disc cost just £35 a year.
Even better news for drivers who live or travel into the London Congestion Charge zone, the i10 Classic and Comfort models are entitled to a 100 per cent discount from 27th October 2008 following the Mayor’s announcement today (12th February 2008). This could save drivers entering the capital daily a massive £2,080 each year.
All trim levels also have Hyundai’s Five-Year unlimited mileage warranty as standard too – and that alone would cost hundreds of pounds if added to the purchase price of rivals.
The i10 will appear in Hyundai dealers from 2nd April.
On the Road
|1.1 Comfort Auto||£7,312||£7,895|
Standard specification - Hyundai i10 Classic
- Air conditioning
- 14” steel wheels
- Electric windows (front)
- Coloured keyed bumpers
- Central locking (with tailgate unlock/lock)
- Four airbags with passenger side cut off switch
- Stereo with CD, MP3 compatibility, aux-in port and 6 speakers
Standard specification - Hyundai i10 Comfort
As Classic, plus:
- Electric windows (front & rear)
- Coloured keyed outside handles and wing mirrors
- Remote control central locking
- Height adjustable driver’s seat
- Underfloor luggage box
- 14” alloy wheels
Standard specification - Hyundai i10 Style
As Comfort, plus:
- 15” alloy wheels
- Heated front seats
- Metal grain fascia
- Metal painted interior handles
- Rear roof spoiler
- Electric sunroof