The South Korean automaker has officially revealed the facelifted 2017 i10, with the supermini scheduled to make the first public appearance during this autumn’s Paris Motor Show early October.
This is Hyundai’s smallest model and the new styling tweaks are looking to position it on the market even better against the Skoda Citigo / Seat Mii / Volkswagen up! trio. But the design tweaks also bring it close to another rival – the three door Renault Twingo, mostly due to the new LED daytime running lights. Introduced at the end of 2013, this is the second generation i10 and now the facelift is bringing the company’s corporate ‘Cascading’ grille, which is also going to trickle down to the new generation compact i30. The most obvious change is the addition of those round LED daytime running lights and the front and rear bumper have also been subtly modified, complete with different graphics for the taillights and updated round fog lamps to mimic the front updates. On the side there are new 14-inch alloy wheel designs and other side moldings.
Moving inside the supermini, the 2017 i10 will most obviously deliver an upgraded infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. There are also new functions – Front Collision Warning System (FCWS) and a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). The 2017 i10 will still use the same powertrains – 1.0- and 1.2-liter gasoline engines mated to standard five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic gearbox.