Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: 2014 Hyundai i10 image

The new generation of the Hyundai i10 has made its public debut in Frankfurt, promising to be a completely new car and a true rival for the Fiat 500

Hyundai’s newest creation is a new generation of the i10. The model in question has grown in size and it now bridges the gap between the A- and the B-segments, but despite the larger size and the additional equipment, the South Korean based automaker is planning to keep prices close to the existent model, but these will increase just slightly.

“It will cost more money but the dealers understand that we can’t bring out a new model based purely on value. Four years ago sales in the A-segment were based purely on value. The cars that have come out since have added style to the segment, but at a higher price. The challenge for us will be to breach those two extremes “, said the Hyundai UK CEO, Tony Whitekorn.

The new generation of the Hyundai i10 is now 80 mm longer, 65 mm wider and 50 mm lower than its predecessor, offering what is said to be the best in class cargo capacity and legroom. The 2014 Hyundai i10 will only be offered in a five-door body style and the company has no plans for a diesel version, considering that there is insufficient market demand. The new Hyundai i10 has been designed in Europe and it will be produced in Turkey, along with the i20.