Facelifted i10 Debuts With Sharper Lines
Following the introduction of the third generation in 2020, the Hyundai i10 has been given its mid-cycle refresh that hands the tyke an upgraded design.
While the changes seem subtle, the facelifted i10 features a sportier stance thanks to its low roof, two fresh new colours, Lumen Grey and Meta Blue, and an optional contrasting black roof for much more added appeal.
Most notable on the outside are the new graphics for the LED light signature at the front and back, as well as newly-reworked 15" alloy wheels. The facelift also sees the range gaining a sportier i10 N Line model that comes with design tweaks from the N performance division including 16" rims with a bespoke design as well as tripe red line fabric for the backs of the seats.
Inside, the i10 comes with notable changes in the form of new blue ambient lighting for the front seats, a new purple trim package, and tartan fabric seats with vertical purple lines. It has a 4.2" instrument cluster and an 8" infotainment system that accepts wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone pairing.
For convenience, Hyundai has fitted USB type-C ports front and back, over-the-air map updates, a wireless charger, and the latest update to Bluelink telematics.
Regarding safety, the i10 comes standard with the brand's Smart Sense safety features, such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, which can now detect cyclists. It also includes Rear Occupant Alert and a rear-view camera.
Hyundai doesn't mention changes to the i10's powertrains, so we expect the 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engines to soldier on unchanged.
The A-segment has seen a massive decline in SA, and with the recent news that the smaller Atos has been discontinued in SA, the i10 will likely take over the baton as Hyundai's entry-level vehicle.