The i10 comes with a choice of two engines, either the 1 litre three cylinder or a 1.2 litre four cylinder. They have 68 bhp and 85 bhp respectively. The baby, labelled Blue is OK if you don’t spend any time on a motorway but is not under powered day to day. The 1.2 is a great, economical, easy to drive engine.
Hyundai have improved their suspension and ride quality each year for many years now and the i10 is one of the first of their cars to benefit form a new generation of rear suspension. The Hyundai i10 drives well and has light, balanced steering and a gorgeous gearbox. There is some wind noise but at this price point that is acceptable. The engines are quiet and not rough at all, even the three cylinder.
We have posted a blog video on YouTube of the i10.
In comparison to most its rivals, Hyundai have priced the i10 very competitively, but the five year warranty and good reputation are leading to good future values. As a result, its an ideal candidate for personal car leasing. Its economical, cheap to insure and easy to use, day to day it’s a car you could easily get along with. Its tidy if not inspiring inside and Hyundai now have a brand image inside and out that is pleasing to the eye. Just to tick another box for this little beauty, the i10 is always well up on the JD Power survey, reported in 2012. Bear in mind also that Hyundai give a five year warranty with unlimited mileage and with road side assistance thrown in.
Of all the criteria that people put first when enquiring about car leasing the specification of a car is among the highest. The i10 does not disappoint. The Active, the best seller, has air-conditioning, electric windows, CD player with USB, alloy wheels, remote lock, fog lamps all standard.
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