In a world where bigger is not necessarily better it is a pleasure to see the new Hyundai i10 living up to the age old adage that size isn’t everything. The Hyundai Grand i10 has become a mainstay on South African roads. The plucky little hatchback seems to come standard with an almost magical ability to win the heart of anyone who sits in the driver seat for any length of time.
It is a quintessential little car with big features. It is sporty and modern, sophisticated and really does prove that dynamite comes in small packages. The bold front fog lights, daytime LED running lights, practical space layout and improved driving dynamics are just the tip of the iceberg.
The majority of the facelift went into the front end of the Grand i10 and it now conforms to Hyundai’s contemporary ‘cascading’ effect, boasting the honeycomb mesh design. More pronounced curtains have been drawn around the fog lights, reinforcing a sporty impression – while the flagship models adds stylishly slim LED daytime running lights right next to the fog lights, ensuring that the new face does won’t go unnoticed.
It is classed as a small car, but it has the biggest boot in its class, boasting a vast 252 litres that expands into an enormous 1 046 litres with the seats down. There is really no limit the i10’s capabilities when it comes to getting the job done, compactly and in style. The interior of the car appears much the same, with two-toned options of red/black, orange/black and grey/black. The colours of the car are Golden Orange, Red Passion, Aqua Blue, Twilight Blue, Pure White, Star Dust and Phantom Black. All three derivatives come standard with manual air-conditioning, CD/USB/MP3 enabled sound system, and integrated handsfree Bluetooth technology.
The flagship variant offers remote keyless entry with central locking, front and rear power windows, electronically adjusted side mirrors and park assist. It has intuitive steering controls and stunning good looks. It features state-of-the-art safety features such as driver and passenger airbags, ABS, EBD as well as other active and passive safety features.
It is designed with driving pleasure in mind and offers a smooth and comfortable ride, whilst ensuring safety too.
The engine is powered by a 1.35 Kappa engine that provides 64kW of power and 120Nm of torque, and boasts a fuel economy of only 5.9l per 100km on the manual model – which means that you save money every time you drive.
This car is designed for the tech savvy 21st century and continues the Hyundai fluidic sculpture design philosophy that fuses flowing grace and aesthetic design into a sexy car.
Prices start form R149 900.00.