2014 Hyundai i10 | new car review

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 by
2014 Hyundai i10
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  • Rated 4.5 stars
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AEDAED 32,000 - AED 36,500
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  • 2014 i10
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  • Interior
    Editor: 75%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 75%
  • Quality
    Editor: 65%
  • Features
    Editor: 75%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

The is a compact 5 door produced by the Korean manufacturer. It stands out when put against competitors such as the Ford Figo, Chevrolet Spark and Nissan Micra mainly because of its significantly lower price tag.

Pros

Price, Simplicity, Rear headroom

Cons

Steering wheel feel, A/C control knobs

Looks

Simplistic, that’s probably the best way to describe the i10. Being the smallest Hyundai in the line-up, everything from the clam shaped hood to the boot, to the 13 inch steel rims are all relatively small. The i10 is undeniably a Hyundai with the hexagonal grille up front and we’re glad the surgeons haven’t given it a serious “fluidic sculpture” treatment yet.

2014 Hyundai i10 exterior collage

Feels

The 2014 Hyundai i10 is packed with a number of surprises. The pleasant surprises include more headroom in the rear seats than larger vehicles produced by the brand such as Accent and Elantra. Additionally, in spite of majority of the interior being made up of hard plastics, the use of a tri-colour scheme to match the exterior of the car is a great feature. On the downside, the A/C controls are extremely dated and look like something you’d expect to find in Hyundai’s parts bin in the 1980’s. Moreover, the material used on the steering wheel is rather rough and feels a lot like sandpaper.

2014 Hyundai i10 interior collage

Engineering

Keeping in mind the safety aspect, the i10 is equipped with 4 channel anti lock ABS brakes, pre-tensioned seatbelts for the front seats and dual front airbags for the driver and passenger.

What’s on offer?

The 2014 Hyundai i10 comes with a 1.2 litre engine that produces 86 horsepower and 120 Nm of torque. Depending on whether you’ve got an active left leg, the i10 either comes with a 5 speed manual or a 4 speed automatic transmission.

Summing it…

With a price tag of AED 32,000 to AED 36,500 the 2014 Hyundai i10 is significantly cheaper than its rivals. Based solely on its simplicity, low initial and running cost, the i10 is the ideal city runabout for people looking for a car to just transport them from point A to point B.

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