Conservative appearance a thing of the past for Hyundai's city car.
Hyundai has released a teaser of its next-generation i10 and the Korean city car is certainly going to be a lot bolder than is currently the case.
The third-generation i10 is due to be revealed at this year’s Frankfurt auto show in Germany, scheduled for the second week fo September.
From the sketch that Hyundai has released, detailing its new i10, the evidence is clear that the new car will feature a significantly sharper design.
Proportions are larger too, with the i10 growing in both width and height. It also rolls larger wheels, which help to fill out the car’s side profile.
The front view is particularly dynamic, with triangular aero ducts in the bumper and a larger, wider, grille. Hyundai has also added daytime LEDs.
Although Hyundai has not released an image of the i10’s interior, they have confirmed an impressive level of specification. Inductive Smartphone charging, Apple Car Play and Android Auto functionality will all be present. A rear-view camera has also been added, for parking convenience.
Safety specification for the new i10 gains radar-guided forward collision assist, which recognises both vehicles and pedestrians, and lane-keep assist.
While the i10 is not sold in SA (we have an Indian built Grand i10) it is under consideration for our market. Hyundai SA plans to introduce the new Atos first.