Why the i10?
The i10 is considered one of the best city cars on the market – and that’s no mean feat with the likes of the VW Up! vying for attention. The i10 is also cute to look at – not something that can be said for all city cars.
The entry level model (the enigmatically named ‘S’) is pretty basic – electric front windows and central locking are the fanciest bits of kit (we did say it was no frills). But the ‘Premium’ model adds a whole load of gizmos such as alloy wheels, electrically adjustable heated mirrors, LED daytime running headlights (which help keep your car clearly visible on dimly lit days) as well as completing the set and giving you electric rear windows.
Being part of the Hyundai family, the i10 is also reliable and boasts the Hyundai unlimited mileage five year warranty as well which should give you peace of mind.
There are two choices of engine size, the 1 and 1.2 litre with the latter being comfortable on any road and not just those in cramped towns and cities. The speediest model is the 1.2 petrol manual which can get from 0 to 62 mph in 12.3 seconds.
It’s also one of the quietest city cars and rather than feeling like there’s about to be a hull breach when you hit higher (although not quite warp) speeds, tests have shown it’s incredibly good at keeping out wind and road noise.