2015 Hyundai i10 | new car review

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 by
2015 Hyundai i10
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AEDAED 30,900 - AED 34,900
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  • Last modified: July 7, 2015
  • Interior
    Editor: 65%
  • Exterior
    Editor: 50%
  • Quality
    Editor: 55%
  • Features
    Editor: 65%
  • Performance
    Editor: 60%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

The 2015 i10 is an entry level car. What you pay is what you get - a small 1.2 liter engine, hard plastic all around the cabin and a dated exterior. Although has introduced the second-generation i10 in some markets around the world, the Middle East region is yet to get the new car.

Pros

* Priced extremely well
* Spacious interior for a small car
* Safety features offered

Cons

* Poor quality of materials used around the cabin
* Small engine - a 1.2 liter unit
* Dated exterior that has served its life and is due for a change

Looks

Simplistic, that’s probably the best way to describe the 2015 Hyundai i10. Being the smallest vehicle in the brand’s 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. Facelifted in 2011, the car looks dated and is due for a change.

2015 Hyundai i10 front

Feels

For starts, the passenger cabin offers a lot of space for a small car. Next, hard plastics all around coupled with a dated design makes the cabin a boring space to be in. Moreover, the material quality used in general feels below expectations. The two-tone interiors accentuated by a touch of silver at places is a breath of fresh air in what is otherwise a very basic trim inside the car.

2015 Hyundai i10 interior

Engineering

The tall design means more headroom than most competitors.

On Safety, the i10 is kitted with 4 channel anti-lock ABS brakes, pre-tensioned seatbelts for the front seats and dual front airbags for the driver and passenger – an impressive feat for a small car – we give Hyundai points for this.

2015 Hyundai i10 rear

What’s on offer?

A single engine – a 1.2 liter unit compliant with Euro 5 emission norms is offered by Hyundai in the Middle East markets. The unit produces 86 horsepower and 120 Nm of torque. Depending on whether you’ve got an active left foot, the i10 either comes with a 5 speed manual or a 4 speed automatic transmission.

2015 Hyundai i10 front

Summing it…

With a price tag of AED 30,900 to AED 34,900, the 2015 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. Despite its small size, the Hyundai i10 offers safety features not seen in many cars in its segment.

2015 Hyundai i10 boot

Specifications

Specifications2015 Hyundai i10
Engine/ Cylinders1.2 litre 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
86 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
120 Nm @ 4,000 RPM
Tranmission4 speed automatic / 5 speed manual
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h13.8 secs
Top speed160 km/h
PriceAED 30,900 - 34,900

One Response to 2015 Hyundai i10 | new car review

  1. Izhar Ahmed Reply

    July 13, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Hyundai cars has One of the worst service in oman.

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