You might think that the automotive industry is all about producing as many SUVs and crossovers as it can and seemingly not much else. Although there is plenty of truth in this, Hyundai has revealed the all-new for 2020 i10 - that’s right, a tiny hatchback – proving there’s still life in the A-segment.
Launched back in 2008, the new i10 has been pretty successful for the South Korean brand and now into its third-generation, the smallest offering in the lineup boasts a new dynamic design and looks far better than the outgoing model. While the dimensions remain pretty much the same it now measures 20mm wider and sits 20mm lower than before giving it a sportier stance. These enhancements are complemented further by newly-designed optional 16in alloys.
It’s the same story for the cabin too; clearly far more effort has been made here compared to the predecessor with the 8.0in infotainment system dominating the dash the highlight. It provides support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity but that’s not all – the newbie also now boasts wireless charging and a smartphone app which allows the driver to remotely access several features of the little Hyundai including the climate control while with a volume of 252 litres, its versatile luggage space is among the best in the segment.
There’s more safety systems for 2020 too such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) which utilises a multi-function camera to detect not just cars, but also pedestrians in front of the vehicle. It also features High Beam Assist (HBA), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Driver Attention Warning (DAW) and the Intelligent Speed Limit Warning (ISLW).
Power is supplied by a three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine making 67 horses and 96Nm of torque or a peppier 1.2-litre four-cylinder motor with 83 horses and 118Nm and are both mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automated manual.
The all-new i10 will be unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) this month and we’ll have more details about the super looking supermini then.