The new Hyundai i10 Blue is the first of a family of ultra-efficient Blue Drive vehicles by the Korean car maker. With 99 g/km CO2 emissions, the i10 Blue is exempted from road tax and London congestion charge.
This new improved Hyundai i10 gets a revised exterior inspired by the bigger ix20 and ix35. The interior is also improved, but the most significant update about it is the engines including the all-new 1.0-litre ‘Kappa’ engine, which replaces the old 1.1-litre ‘Epsilon’ unit and 1.25-litre ‘Kappa’ engine improved for fuel economy.
The three-cylinder engine achieves a remarkable 67.3mpg combined, while the new 1.25 liter gets 13% more power (85bhp), 9.2% less CO2 (108g/km) and 8.7% better fuel consumption (61.4mpg) than the outgoing 1.25-litre ‘Kappa’ engine.
The i10 Blue is the eco version of the car, as if the other were gas guzzlers!, with sub-100g/km Co2 emission. It has a base price of £8,195 which makes it really great value considering you will pay no tax or congestion charge for it.
It even gets Hyundai’s world-beating Five Year Triple Care package including five-year unlimited mileage warranty, five years’ roadside assistance and five years of vehicle health checks.
The revised range consists of four trim grades – Blue, Classic, Active and Style – all of which offer exceptional value for money. Equipment specification across the i10 range remains impressive, with usually optional features, such as air conditioning and the addition of an iPod plug-in, standard fit on all new i10s.
As part of a class-leading equipment list, customers will also find four airbags, a six-speaker stereo, electric windows and central locking all as standard on all models. Prices start at £8,195 for the entry-level Classic model.