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Hyundai i10

(2020 - present)

The Hyundai i10 is a small, city-class hatchback. The current model was launched at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2019 and arrived in the UK in early 2020. It is the third generation of i10.

The new i10 arrives at a time when other manufacturers are withdrawing from the city car market due to the difficulties of hitting EU emissions targets in a low-price vehicle with no electrification. However, Hyundai seems committed to the sector and has produced an all-new model that currently has the highest Expert Rating of any city car we have analysed to date.

The Hyundai i10 had received almost unanimously good reviews from the UK motoring media, right up until Euro NCAP published its safety rating for the i10 in December 2020. It scored three stars, including multiple test results where it earned the lowest rating of ‘poor’. As a result, Which? magazine immediately reduced its rating to ‘Don’t Buy’ status.

The i10 has received particular praise for its interior quality, equipment levels and driving experience. Several reviewers had previously suggested the Volkswagen Up is still better overall, but the main criticism has now become the i10’s sub-par safety rating.

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Key specifications

Body style: Five-door hatch
Engines: petrol
Price: From £10,025 on-road

Launched: Winter 2019/20
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA

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MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 3 stars
Date tested: December 2020

69%

ADULT OCCUPANT

75%

CHILD OCCUPANT

52%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

59%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco Rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Hyundai i10 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Security Rating

Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

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Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Pass

Date: March 2020
Model tested: Premium MPI

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Hyundai i10 has received

2021

  • What Car? Awards – Best Small Car for the City
  • carwow Awards – Best Small Car

2020

  • Carbuyer Awards – Best City Car

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