2019 Hyundai i10 Unveiled; Will be Launched at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show

Hyundai Motor has unveiled the all-new Hyundai i10 ahead of its launch at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The newest model in the company’s i-range features a new dynamic design, as well as comprehensive connectivity and advanced safety package.

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Since its introduction in 2008, the i10 has been a success story for Hyundai in Europe. Like the previous generation of the model, the all-new Hyundai i10 is designed, developed and made in Europe.

Its exterior body reflects its young spirit while ensuring uncompromised accessibility and comfort to support its diversified users in their everyday activities. The new i10’s dynamic and sleek design offers a contrast between its soft surfaces and sharp lines.

Compared to its predecessor, the new Hyundai i10 has enhanced proportions. Its visual stance is improved by its lowered roof and its wider body. These enhancements can be complemented by newly-designed optional 16-inch alloy wheels, resulting in an energetic and agile look.

The new i10’s wide front grille expresses a sporty character and incorporates the round LED Daytime Running Lights showing a refined honeycomb structure inside, thus continuing this feature of the i10’s heritage. At the rear, two horizontal crease lines break up the soft surfaces of the boot and run into the taillight graphics.

The side view is characterised by the clean, smoothly muscled main body, which has been shaped to provide maximum inner space. Unique triangular volumes visually emphasise the width of the car and highlight the position of the wheels at the four corners. The X-shaped C-Pillar, visible from far away, clearly identifies the car and draws the eye to the pillar-mounted logo.

New Hyundai i10 Front Quarter 2019

Customers can choose from 10 exterior base colours, including three new ones – Dragon Red, Brass and Aqua Turquoise. The other exterior colour choices are Phantom Black, Polar White, Star Dust, Sleek Silver, Champion Blue, Tomato Red and Slate Blue. The option of a two-tone roof – in either Black or Red – further increases customers’ customisation options. Overall, 22 exterior colour combinations are available.

The interior offers a youthful without compromising usability. One of the important elements of the interior is the extra width created by the air-vents protruding the door trim to support the horizontality of the architecture. Four different interior colour combinations offer customers even more scope for personalisation.

The large decor panel on the dashboard shows the 3D honeycomb pattern that is also carried into the door panels. This brings visual value to the whole interior. With the youthful style and practical solutions of the interior without compromising comfort the much appreciated larger segment character of the previous generation is continued.

The door trim is designed to visually extend the dashboard while also guiding the eye towards the large storage compartments in the door. Additional to the glovebox storage, the designers have integrated an extra open storage compartment above the glove box on the passenger side.

The all-new Hyundai i10 is available as a four or five-seater model. Thanks to the increased wheelbase the roominess for the passengers has been enhanced. With a volume of 252 litres, its versatile luggage space is among the best in the segment. Meanwhile, the lift-in height is lower, making it easier for drivers to load luggage into the trunk. The two-stage luggage board and one-hand folding rear seats are additional features adding on to the model’s convenience.

2019 Hyundai i10 Interior

The new i10 is available with a rear-view camera, which is designed to assist drivers while parking. When reverse is selected, drivers can see where they are going on the screen in the centre dashboard.

The all-new i10 also features a range of new connectivity features. All of the advanced technology functions are integrated into the 8-inch colour touchscreen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto guarantee seamless integration, safe operation and mirrored functionality of mobile devices that are based on the iOS or Android operating systems. Wireless charging means drivers never have to worry that their smartphone’s battery will run out on a long journey.

Hyundai is making its Connected Car platform available as an option for the new i10 customers. With connectivity playing an essential part in modern mobility, the company’s full-featured Bluelink telematics provides significant benefits to drivers regarding safety and security, control and connectivity via an app.

It allows users to search for points of interest (POI) and send the search results directly to the car’s satellite navigation, which means it is set up even before they get into the car. Other features include ‘Find My Car’, which allows drivers to locate their vehicle easily in an unfamiliar setting, as well as parking space and fuel station search, which offer live prices and availability.

Customers who choose navigation receive a subscription to Hyundai LIVE Services, which offer real-time traffic and weather conditions as well as the position of speed cameras in countries where this is permitted by law.

The all-new Hyundai i10 is equipped with the latest Hyundai SmartSense active safety and driving assistance features to comply with the highest European safety standards. Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) utilises a multi-function camera to detect not just cars, but also pedestrians in front of the vehicle.

New Hyundai i10 Rear Quarter 2019

Meanwhile, High Beam Assist (HBA) is designed to automatically switch between high and low beams and provides optimal illumination of the road ahead to help drivers detect lights from oncoming vehicles at night.

Other safety features available in the new i10 include the Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and the Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW).

At the launch the new Hyundai i10 will be available with two engines – a 1.0-litre MPi 3-cylinder with 67 PS and 96 Nm torque, as well as a 1.2-litre MPi 4-cylinder with 84 PS and 118 Nm torque. Both engines are available with two transmission choices, which consist of a five-gear manual transmission and a five-gear automated manual transmission (AMT).

The Idle Stop and Go (ISG) is a standard feature for all powertrains, which contributes to lower fuel consumption, lower CO2 emissions and higher efficiency. The fuel savings of using the ISG are especially apparent when driving in urban areas, as the ISG automatically switches off the engine when the car comes to a halt. To further enhance aerodynamics, the drag coefficient of the car was lowered from 0.32 to 0.31.

The all-new Hyundai i10 is also available with an ECO-Pack, which includes an adjusted gear ratio, four seats and 14-inch wheels for optimised efficiency.


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