New Hyundai i10 Sport Model Launched in Germany

Despite having a test center located near the legendary Nurburgring track in Germany, Hyundai has yet to deliver any dynamic new cars. With the exception of the Veloster Turbo, there isn't a single turbocharged hot hatch to get the pulse racing, which is a bit of a shame.
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While we wait for the i30 to suddenly grow muscle, we can at least revel in the sight of this new i10 model launched in Germany. It's called the i10 Sport and while it might not be be very fast, it makes up for it with attitude and style.

Fully equipped with music connectivity, LED daytime running lights and a red sporting interior with partial leather seats, the i10 Sport has some pretty sweet new toys as well. 17-inch wheels look huge on the A-segment car, partially due to a 20mm reduction in suspension height. A subtle body kit is accompanied by red and black racing accidents that leave no room for doubt this Hyundai means business.

Power comes from a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder making 87 PS (64 kW). 0 to 100 km/h takes 12.3 seconds while the top speed is a respectable 175 km/h. Combine those numbers with mixed fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100km and you get a pretty attractive small car for keen young buyers.

So far, this is exclusive to Germany, where it's offered at the relatively modest price of €13,990. Try as we might to find fault with the i10 Sport, it's still faster than a Volkswagen Up!. Have we reached the point where Koreans make better German cars than the Germans? Maybe.


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