It’s Facelift Time for Hyundai’s Second-Gen i10

It gets only subtle tweaks because it was already pretty good

Hyundai’s i10 city runabout is highly regarded among motoring journos and owners alike, being a very strong-selling proposition in the segment (total sales since 2008 exceed 670,000 units).

Now this enhanced, facelifted version of the second-gen i10 brings refinements in design, as well as additional tech and safety features.

The South Korean automaker insists the freshened up i10 “showcases strong build quality and our passion for detail, while also including many features from the segments above. The impressive package has made the i10 one of the best-selling cars in its class and popular with customers across the UK – a success story that the New i10 is set to carry on.”

Its main improvements lie in its subtly redesigned exterior that gets a new “cascading” grille (a first for the Hyundai brand) complimented by a redesigned bumper with integrated LED DRLs. The rear gets slightly different rear lights, new trim materials and a redesigned bumper with new side moldings.

The interior is practically untouched bar some minor trim bits, as is the engine range still comprised of 1.0- or 1.25-liter gasoline engines.

According to the manufacturer, the refreshed i10 gets additional comfort-enhancing tweaks like “a larger front bump stopper and modified steering gear ratio.” On top of that, buyers will for the first time be able to opt for a new seven-inch touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, as well as Front Collision Warning System (FCWS) and lane departure warning.