Hyundai i10

Hyundai i10 motability car sideHyundai are the fastest growing car company in the world, the South Korean car maker have built their reputation around value and reliability with each new release seeing a huge step forward in both quality and design. This all new Hyundai i10 has already scooped awards from the motoring press and carbuyer have ignored the new Qashqai and awarded the little Hyundai i10 ‘car of the year’.

 

Hyundai i10 motability car bootThis new city slicker is 80mm longer, 65mm wider and 50mm lower than the car it replaces and it feels much more airy and roomy inside and despite the lack of rake adjustment for the steering wheel it is an extremely comfortable and well mannered car to drive. Rear space is excellent for such a small car and two adults are comfortably housed and there is even room for their luggage as the i10 has the largest boot of the city car class at 252 litres, trumping the Volkswagen UP and Skoda Citigo by a single litre.

 

Hyundai i10 motability car interior

The Hyundai i10 is available in S, S Air, SE and Premium, the S trim is well appointed with 14″ steel wheels with wheel covers, 5 seats, central locking, daytime running lights, electric front windows, height adjustable steering column, rear ISOfix anchorage points and a radio/CD player with both MP3 and USB connection, the S Air adds manual air conditioning. Our pick for value is the SE as it adds seat height adjustment for the driver, electric adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric rear windows and remote central locking, in Blue Drive form the wheels shrink to 13″, the seats to four but you add climate control. The range topping Premium is laden with goodies; 14″ alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, door mirror integrated indicators, front fog lights, leather wrapped gear knob and steering wheel, LED daytime running lights and steering wheel audio and phone controls.

 

Hyundai i10 motability car rear

Two five speed manual petrol engines are on offer for the i10, a 65 brake horse power three cylinder one litre and a four cylinder 1.2 offering 86bhp, the smaller engine is free revving and fun to drive and feels faster than the 14.9 seconds it takes to reach 62 miles per hour, economy is excellent at a claimed 60.1 miles per gallon or 65.7 in Blue Drive form which also drops the CO2 output from 108g to just 98g. The 1.2 litre is available as an automatic but due to it having only 4 gears the fuel economy suffers greatly with an Urban figure of just 35.3 miles per gallon. The Skoda Citigo with its twin clutch Automatic offers a much better return if you need a car with two pedals.

 Summer Best Buy – Hyundai i10 ‘S’  1.0 petrol 5dr Manual  – £49.75 Per Week (you will still receive £8.25 per week as a Mobility Payment)

 Summer Best Buy – Hyundai i10 ‘SE’  1.0 petrol 5dr Manual  – £53.00 Per Week (you will still receive £5.00 per week as a Mobility Payment)