A punchy 1.2 model headlines Hyundai’s facelifted i10, launched to the media this week.
Remapping the 1 248 cm3 four-cylinder Kappa engine has raised output from 55 kW to a healthy 64 kW. Economy is excellent, though, at 4,7 litres/100 km on the combined cycle.
The 50 kW 1,1-litre is carried over in the entry level model. Manual transmissions are standard on both 1.2 and 1.1; the 1.2 can also be had with a 5-speed automatic.
Features on all models:
Electric front and rear windows
Stereo RDS radio/CD player with MP3 compatibility
USB and Aux connections for sound system
Audio controls on the steering wheel
Height adjustable steering column
Height adjustable driver’s seat
Storage tray under front seat
14-inch steel wheels
Body coloured side mouldings
Body-coloured side mirrors with integrated indicator lights
Rear window wiper and rear window demister.
In addition to this, the 1.2 gets ABS brakes and a front passenger airbag.
• Prices start at R99 900.