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Hyundai i10 Facelift Revealed Ahead of Paris Debut

The second-generation Hyundai i10 has received its mid-life facelift, which is more about offering better features than making design changes. The "new i10" will make its full debut next month at the Paris Motor Show, but we have the complete picture already, thanks to a detailed video and photo gallery.
Hyundai i10 Facelift Revealed Ahead of Paris Debut 9 photos
If you want to buy a tiny car, the i10 has got to be in your top 3 picks. It's got the biggest boot around, and it's well built. For 2017, there will be a few noticeable changes.

At the front, there's a redesigned grille that integrates two circular projectors. Don't be confused into thinking these are fog lights, as the i10 has a pair of those already. No, they are daytime running lights and remind us of both recent generations of the Renault Twingo.

On the rear, the new i10 hatchback is also characterized by an evolved bumper design, refinements of the taillights, a new black inlay as well as round rear fog lamps mirroring the new front design.

Down the side, we only see new molding trim and slightly refreshed 14-inch alloy wheels. Inside, we see that Hyundai has devised a new red color combination.

Unfortunately, the i10 will not join the Volkswagen Up! in offering a small turbo engine. That means that, like the outgoing model, it's available with two petrol engines, the basic 1-liter, and a 1.25-liter.

On the tech side, the updated infotainment system seems like a big deal. It uses a 7-inch touchscreen and offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and navigation with free updates for seven years.

In a rare move for this segment, Hyundai has fitted the i10 with active safety systems, two of them. Front Collision Warning System (FCWS) and a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) both use front camera sensors and work up to speeds of 60 km/h.

“New i10 showcases strong build quality and our passion for detail, while also including many features from the segments above,” said Tony Whitehorn, President & CEO Hyundai Motor UK Ltd. “The impressive package has made the i10 one of the best-selling cars in its class and popular with customers across the UK - a success story that the New i10 is set to carry on.”

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