Hyundai i10 (2014 – 2019) Review

Hyundai i10 (2014 – 2019) Review



  • 30-3-2018: Report that on 2014 i10s the iPod connection via cable (to an iPhone 7) started out great and over the last 3 years gradually got increasingly unreliable with issues in recognising a connection, unresponsive controls (wheel and radio) and after a traffic interruption having to unplug and plug in again to establish a connection. The original i10 proved a big hit for Hyundai, with its practical nature and excellent value for money ticking a lot of boxes for UK buyers. But Hyundai isn’t a company to rest on its laurels and for this second generation model it’s starting from scratch. Customers desiring pearl colours can choose between Mandarin Orange, Passion Red and Phantom Black.

    Yet it still has plenty of room inside, with especially impressive space in the back and a decent boot that’s bigger than before. 1-1-2020: Rattle in front passenger area of new KIA Picanto 1 spec, found to come from loose unused wiring connection block banging against a body part. Diesel or petrol? If you’re unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it’s available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. The other choice is the 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine which is a bit smoother as you’d expect and has a more in-gear poke.

    Owner left car with dealer for testing while on holiday and dealer found failed oil riser that meant the engine was not being lubricated correctly. My budget is £13,000. 6-1-2020: Another rattle reported behind the dash of a 2019 Hyundai i10, probably for the same reason as the KIA Picanto (above).

    2-11-2016: Report of 15,000 mile 2014 Hyundai i10 requiring a/c regas at 2 years old at cost of £210. The SE represents a better option, with things like electric heated door mirrors and driver’s seat height adjustment. «I have seen a 2018 Hyundai i10 1.2-litre Premium five-door with 9522 miles on the clock at a price of £9,000. The driving position is spot on, with excellent head- and legroom. The coloured strip across the dash and on the doors really lifts it too and is tied in with the seat cloth – it’s cream on entry-level models but on SE and Premium versions you can choose between blue or orange. Appearing five years after its predecessor went on sale, the new i10 demonstrates significant progress for Hyundai in the segment, possessing abilities and features typically only found in higher segments.

    Emergency brake assist will also be fittted, while we spotted airbags in the steering wheel, dashboard and front pillar curtain airbags. «My wife’s been to look at a 2018 Hyundai i10 1.2-litre. Priced at &#163;11,995 OTR for the manual, and &#163;12,650 OTR for the automatic it comes with 15&#8221; alloy wheels; an electric tilt and slide glass sunroof; rear parking sensors; smart key with engine stop/start button; chrome effect exterior door handles; climate control, heated front seats and steering wheel. There’s plenty of front end grip, a good ride and it’s easy yet genuinely enjoyable on the move. From the pics online the lead seems to use both the aux jack and the USB together with a lightning Apple connector on the other end for the phone.

    The i10 S comes with the 1.0 3-cylinder Kappa engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. In short it’s a great little car to drive . What the i10 does so well is get the basics right: it’s well built, good to drive and has a quality interior. The i10 PLAY is available in a choice of five colours: Tomato Red or Polar White as solid, no cost options, Champion Blue, Stardust Grey or Clean Slate as metallic options for &#163;550. So, what about value for money? Well, as you’d expect from Hyundai, standard equipment levels are impressive with entry-level S level models getting central locking , electric front windows, a CD stereo with a USB port, daytime running lights and Isofix points, although if you want air conditioning it’s an extra £650.

    5-5-2015: Complaint of gearchange of November 2014 Hyundai i10 1.0 stiffening up, thought to be due to the low viscosity oil used in it. Does not happen at 2,500rpm where it settles into 4th. 19-6-2018: Report of clutch failure on 2014 Hyundai i10 at 13,000 miles. Customers can now also choose from blue and black interior colours on all trims. Handling the i10 is improved with modified steering gear ratio for a more direct feel, whilst larger front shock absorber bump stops enhance both ride comfort and lower suspension noise transmission into the cabin.

    Storage in the rest of the cabin is good with a large glovebox and plenty of stowage space in the centre console. And you can fit one-litre bottles in all door pockets. Same as on previous model i10. The i10 comes with ESC which is impressive on a hatchback this size – a reminder that Hyundai is very keen to pitch the new i10 as a small car packed with big car features. The annual capacity of the plant, which already produces the i20 model, is rising to 200,000 cars, following a multi-million Euro investment in infrastructure in the region. If you’re going to be driving on dual carriageways or motorways more, then this is the one to go for.

    5-2-2018: Report that gear selector problems of 2014/64 Hyundai i10 were resolved by the dealer by fitting a new gear selector quadrant and cable. It’s certainly a handsome hatchback with neat lines and a far less boxy look than its predecessor. There are enhancements in ride and handling created by a larger front bump stopper and modified steering gear ratio. Now leak has returned.

    12-8-2014: Shortage of 2014 model Hyundai i10 space saver spare wheels reported. The controls on the stereo system combine chunky knobs with big, nicely tactile switches and the overall effect is of a grown-up, tightly screwed together car. The new i10 has been lifted considerably over the old one, and both the trim materials and switchgear have a genuine quality feel. In production from September 2013 at Hyundai’s factory in Ízmit, Turkey.

    So it’s not only responsive, but also very safe. While the i10 feels like a bigger car at higher speeds, it has all the qualities of a small car when it comes to handling. Always dealer serviced.

    75k miles and 2 months out of 5 year warranty. Interior equipment includes a 7-inch touchscreen navigation with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, leather steering wheel and gear knob, black headlining and Go! SE cloth upholstery.

    It comes on as soon as the power steering is activated and stays on until approx. 4-5 seconds after the engine is switched off (when it sounds like a relay drops out). «What's the cheapest car to insure for a learner driver?» 11-8-2017: Complaint that EPAS system of 2015 Hyundai i10 emits a 20Khz tone (like a strong tinnitus sound as soon as we move) when the engine is running.

    Model Trim Price (on the road)
    1.0 manual S £8,345
    1.0 manual S Air £8,995
    1.0 manual SE £9,295
    1.0 manual Blue Drive SE £9,595
    1.2 manual SE £9,795
    1.2 automatic SE £10,495
    1.0 manual Premium £9,995
    1.2 manual Premium £10,495

    i10 SE Blue, available from &#163;10,900, shares the equipment of the SE, with better economy. What’s it like to live with your car? Love it? Loath it?

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    Engine MPG 0-62 CO2
    1.0 55–71 mpg 14.7–15.1 s 93–117 g/km
    1.2 58 mpg 12.1–12.3 s 114 g/km
    1.2 Automatic 48 mpg 13.8 s 139–142 g/km

    5-11-2019: Report of 2014 Hyundai i10 1.2 shearing off its crankshaft pulley, throwing its alternator belt and losing most of its oil. Premium comes with 14-inch alloys, Bluetooth with voice recognition, steering wheel controls, LED daytie running lights, front fog lights, rear speakers, drivers safety window, door mirror indicators, Emergency Stop Signal, side body mouldings, leather steering wheel and gear lever, plus chrome effect interior door handles and parking brake. Wheels: 13 x 4.5-inch steel wheels with 155/70 R13 tyres and tyre mobility kit; 14 x 5.5-inch steel or alloy wheels with 175/65 R14 tyres and tyre mobility kit or temporary spare; 15 x 6.0-inch steel or alloy wheels with 185/55 R15 tyres and tyre mobility kit or temporary spare Hyundai released the first pictures of new i10, the company’s completely-new small hatchback. 8-5-2018: Report of a 2 year old Hyundai i10 needing replacement rear pads at 6,628 miles at a cost of £276.10 (pads or discs and pads?) and also needing the front brakes stripping and cleaning.

    We need your help with our latest Satisfaction Index, so that we can help others make a smarter car buying decision. This is because, like Peugeot/Citroen and Nissan, Hyundai has switched from cheap R134A refrigerant to the much more expensive, more leak-prone and more flammable R1234YF refrigerant. Roomier and more mature than its predecessor.

    Throw in two great engines along with impressive refinement and you’ve got a winner on your hands. Very refined for a small car. Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now. The driving position is spot on and the seats are mighty impressive for a small car with great long distance comfort.

    True it may not have the cool factor of the Fiat 500 or the image of the Volkswagen Up, but in our opinion the smart money in this market would go on the i10. The more popular choice is expected to be the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol which has a modest 66PS. Also a/c needs a re-gas. No other car this size is as quiet at motorway speeds – there’s no wind noise and barely any road noise either, thanks to details like reshaped door mirror mounts and dual door sealing strips.

    Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses. Stylish and good quality interior. Dealer wants £1,000 to fix. From behind the steering wheel it’s hard to believe you’re in a car that costs less than £10,000. An international conference in October 2016 has forced a switch out of R134A by all car manufacturers by 2020 for environmental reasons.

    Owner also spoke to the Hyundai dealer it got towed to in Slough who offered him the £90 inspection fee back. In the process, it’s focussed on some key areas for the new i10, in particular refinement and quality, but one thing remains and that’s its strong value for money. Hyundai dealer took 20 days to repair it.

    Whether it’s referring to the exterior styling or interior quality, it’s an epithet that would seem largely justified. Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now. It’s genuinely a great little car. The i10 Play is available from &#163;11,195 – the same price as the i10 SE and includes higher trim specification – including 15-inch alloy wheels, Nissan patrol 2005 in ghana rear privacy glass, 7-inch touchscreen navigation system with DAB, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, black gloss door mirror covers and PLAY badging. Owner took it to his local Dealer, where the mechanic confirms his readings (he also got the mechanic to check on another new I10, that gave the same readings).

    From February 2015, responding to consumer requests, Hyundai has added a space saver spare tyre as a standard feature on new SE models and above. It features a combination of Intelligent Stop Go, and a unique weight saving 4 seat interior with 13&#8221; steel wheels and wheel covers, allowing the i10 SE Blue&#8217;s 1.0-litre 3-cylinder Kappa engine to achieve 70.6 mpg combined. I do mostly short journeys, six miles each way going up to about twenty miles each way with an occasional 100 mile round trip, but would like to take my car to Scotland and the south coast of England during 2022. What happened was that the parking brake cable simply snapped under tension. In addition, Hyundai is offering customers, of the SE model, the &#8216;Connectivity Pack&#8217; option which comprises of Bluetooth with voice recognition; steering wheel with audio controls and rear speakers, all for just &#163;175.

    If you feel there is a better alternative I would be pleased to hear from you. There is also a new design of 14-inch steel or alloy wheel. Looking for a Hyundai i10 (2014 – 2019)?

    25-11-2017: Complaint that rear brake discs and pads of 2 year old 15,500 mile 2015 Hyundai i10 needed to be replaced at its 2nd year service and that the dealer said the fronts would also need to be replaced in 2 – 3 months time. «What's the most comfortable city car?» First noticed January 2019. Blue accent cloth interior is standard with vibrant orage accent cloth trim available as a no-cost option. 22-1-2017: Report of rear parking brake pads of 2014/64 Hyundai i10 sticking to rear discs on release of the lever and not separating until the car is driven. ‘Premium’ is a word that Hyundai likes to use these days. 9-8-2018: Report of 2016/66 Hyundai i10 needing new rear discs and pads at cost of £322 due to pitting with corrosion.

    The fully integrated system also offers LIVE services, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, making i10 Premium SE the only car in its class to offer all 3 in a single infotainment system. i10 Premium SE is available with the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder Kappa engine with a choice of a 5 speed manual, or 4 speed automatic transmission. Longer (+80mm), wider (+65mm) and lower (-50mm) than its predecessor, the new i10 provides best-in-class legroom and cargo capacity. Available equipment such as automatic climate control, heated leather steering wheel and cruise control with speed limiter provide bigger-car comfort, while safety features include standard-fitment stability control and front curtain airbags. The solid colour range comprises Morning Blue and Polar White, while the metallic range is made up of Aqua Sparkling, Iced Coffee, Sleek Sliver and Star Dust. Do you believe this car would meet my needs?

    I have read that the Hyundai i10 entry level engine is "gutless".» Optional Driver Assist Pack comprises Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) forming the Driver Assist Pack. Looking for a Hyundai i10 (2014 – 2019)? It’s in good condition but the clutch pedal is at the end of its travel before the clutch bites. 31-8-2017: Report that 2014/64 reg Hyundai i10 needed new front brake pads at 16,000 miles to pass its first MoT. At 252 litres, the load space is what Hyundai describes as class leading, and it’s well-shaped with a low-ish loading lip and large opening.  Compare a Hyundai from 10 years ago with a modern one and they couldn’t be more different.

    13-2-2018: Complaint of stiff and difficult to apply parking brake on 2015 Hyundai i10. Dealer atttempted to re-set the sensor but problem still occurs. Offside pads were 90% worn; Nearside 80%. 9-6-2019: Report of parking brake of October 2017 Hyundai i10 Premium SE failing after being parked on a slightly sloping drive. The new i10 starts at just £8345 which is the same price as the outgoing model and even the top model is only £10,495, yet this car is a huge step change from its predecessor.

    Not a warranty item. The bolt had sheared off the crankshaft sprocket that holds the pulley on and the belt fell off, similar to what used to happen to the previous generation i10. Is the clutch a problem waiting to happen?

    The dealer said it’s common on this model.» Overall it may not quite have the character of the Up but in every other respect it’s not far behind, feeling nimble and agile. Range topping i10 Premium SE starts at &#163;12,800 and adds a 7&#8221; touchscreen with Navigation and DAB radio. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you. Dealer offered to clean them up for £287, which implies re-surfacing the discs on a special machine. The steering is responsive and direct plus it has a good weight to it while the gear box has a nice positive shift.

    New connectivity features include DAB radio and a smartphone docking station. i10 Premium is available with the 1.0-litre 3-cylinder Kappa with 5 speed manual transmission, the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder Kappa with a 5 speed manual or 1.2 Kappa with 4 speed automatic transmission. i10 Premium prices start from &#163;11,200. The i10 now includes the latest connectivity features, all integrated into the new seven-inch touch screen navigation system. 8-10-2019: Report of rusted rear brake discs on 2017 Hyundai i10. I would be the sole driver and would rarely have any passengers.

    Prices start from &#163;9,250 for the i10 S, including new 14&#8221; steel wheels and wheel covers, rear spoiler with integrated brake light, electric front windows and remote central locking as standard. with the interior features a new Black cloth interior. with grey dashboard insert. SE adds remote central locking, electric rear windows, electric heated door mirrors, body coloured door handles and mirrors, driver»s seat height adjustment and black b-pillars.

    New i10 Pricing Fuel Type CO 2 Emissions (g/km) VED Band Recommended On The Road Price P11D Value BIK %
    S 1.0 66ps 5dr – Manual P 108 B &#163;9,250 &#163;9,195 18%
    SE Blue 1.0 66ps 4 seat 5dr – Manual P 93 A &#163;10,900 &#163;10,845 15%
    SE 1.0 66ps 5dr – Manual P 108 B &#163;10,500 &#163;10,445 18%
    Premium 1.0 66ps 5dr – Manual P 108 B &#163;11,200 &#163;11,145 18%
    SE 1.2 87ps 5dr – Manual P 114 C &#163;10,980 &#163;10,925 19%
    SE 1.2 87ps 5dr – Auto P 139 E &#163;11,720 &#163;11,535 24%
    Premium 1.2 87ps 5dr – Manual P 114 C &#163;11,680 &#163;11,625 19%
    Premium 1.2 87ps 5dr – Auto P 139 E &#163;12,420 &#163;12,235 24%
    Premium SE 1.2 87ps 5dr – Manual P 114 C &#163;12,800 &#163;12,745 19%
    Premium SE 1.2 87ps 5dr – Auto P 139 E &#163;13,540 &#163;13,355 24%
    Optional Extras
    Metallic / Pearl paint &#163;550
    Driver Assist Pack (Lane Departure Warning System and Forward Collision Warning System) &#8211; SE, Premium & Premium SE &#163;275
    Blue or Red interior &#8211; SE , Premium and Premium SE FOC

    Buyers of the new i10 will be offered the highest levels of comfort and safety equipment, with many features more common to segments above. On the move the i10 also feels like a bigger car than it is and that’s down to its impressive refinement. That’s something we’ve become accustomed to from Hyundai, yet the rate of improvement is still astonishing. Inside has climate control leather steering wheel and gear knob. 26-7-2016: Complaint that inner position of the door seals leaves the sills vulnerable to getting covered with road dirt, particularly the area over the rear wheelarch.

    It has 8000 miles on the clock and has been a rental car. The new i10 gets a redesigned grille, new bumpers, a new black inlay as well as round rear fog lamps mirroring the new front design. The new i10 is based on an all-new platform featuring a 5mm-longer wheelbase and relocated rear dampers that deliver more precise wheel control over all types of road surface. As I have not purchased a car since my Nissan Micra in 2015 I am not completely au fait with all the vehicles on the market. 6-7-2019: Report of intermittent «disturbing noises» from engine of 2015 Hyundai i10 1.25 automatic when taking right hand bends.

    Handles well and good to drive. Achilles heel (shared with previous i10) is rapidly corroding rear brake discs, which are only covered for 2 years under the Hyundai warranty. Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

    Like its predecessor, the i10 will come with the proven choice of two petrol engines, 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre, driving the front wheels through five-speed manual as standard or four-speed automatic gearboxes. Complaint escalated to Hyundai UK and he was told that as he was the only one to complain they would not do anything about it. (Owner had a similar problem with his KIA Rio 3 that suggests he is particularly sensitive to the sound. Once the new i10 goes on sale across Europe, 90% of Hyundai cars sold in Europe will be built in the region. i10 SE, from &#163;10,500 adds body-coloured door handles and mirrors, with heating and electrical adjustment, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth and DAB radio. i10 SE is also available with optional blue or red interior trim as a no cost alternative to the standard black cloth trim and introduces the Driver Assist Pack option. i10 SE offers the choice of 1.0-litre 3-cylinder Kappa engine and 5 speed manual transmission, 1.2-litre 4-cylinder Kappa engine with a 5 speed manual or 1.2 Kappa with 4 speed automatic transmission.

    To take full advantage of its enhanced dimensions, the new i10 has also been carefully tuned to deliver refined driving dynamics and low noise levels, for an experience close to the standard of larger hatchbacks. Options: Connectivity Pack – Bluetooth with voice recognition, rear speakers and steering wheel controls; Winter Pack – heated leather steering wheel and heated front seats; Driver Assist Pack – rear parking sensors and cruise control with speed limiter The BlueDrive model, based on the 1.0-litre petrol variant, includes a number of features to reduce fuel consumption. 18-3-2019: Report of leaking bulkhead seal of March 2018 Hyundai i10 Premium SE Auto. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto guarantee seamless integration, safe operation and mirrored functionality of mobile devices based on iOS or the Android operating system.

    Generous levels of equipment, space and functionality, coupled with sophisticated design, refined ride qualities and a quiet cabin, set new levels of ‘true value’ for Hyundai. They spoke to Hyundai who gave him 10%, and they added another 10% and replaced the pulley plus crankshaft oil seal, bolt and belt, so the bill was £383. Redesigned side mouldings with a new shape and size round off the fresh profile. On paper it’s no ball of fire and you do occasionally have to work the gearbox in order to provide a bit of get-up-and-go, but even at higher revs it remains refined. Front and rear passengers benefit from combined legroom of 1,890mm, while boot capacity has been boosted by more than 10% to 252 litres with all seats in place.

    Owener had car towed to his regular Hyundai dealer in Reading. 17-7-2018: Report of 13,000 mile 2015 Hyundai i10 1.2 Premium automatic slipping out of 4th gear at 2,000rpm. Economy is still good with an official 57.7mpg. i10 Premium now has privacy glass as standard and a new design of 14&#8221; alloy wheel and LED daytime running lights.

    14-5-2018: Report of surface rust on rear brake discs of 2016 Hyundai i10 found by the dealer during its 2nd service at just 5,000 miles. Plus, like all cars from the Hyundai stable, the i10 comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty – something none of the competition can match. The i10 Go SE! is available in 4 body colours, Champion Blue (metallic), Stardust Grey (metallic), Phantom Black (pearl) and Polar White (solid).

    Standard safety features include Electronic Stability Programme, Brake Assist System and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Easily fixed by straightening and moving the wiring and block. This engine is used in the BlueDrive model which drops CO2 to 98g/km and averages a claimed 65.7mpg. New engine fitted under warranty.

    It’s helped by more torque with 120Nm and although this doesn’t peak until quite high up the rev range, it’s an engine that’s quite happy to be kept buzzing along. Black cloth interior is the standard New i10 upholstery, with both Blue and Red cloth available on SE, Premium and Premium SE trim. The i10 Go! SE 1.0 66PS 5 speed manual is based on the i10 SE.

    1-3-2018: Report of March 2014 Hyundai I10 1.2 Classic needing new discs and pads all round at 18,970 at a cost of £312. (Under the Hyundai 5 year wassanty, brake parts are only covered for 2 years or 20,000 miles whichever comes first.) The range is very straightforward with just two engines. The i10 Play is available with the 1.0 MPI 67PS 5 speed manual. Let us know about your car – it will only take a few minutes and you could be helping thousands of others. Sound insulation from the engine is equally as impressive and again unmatched in this class, even by Volkswagen.

    The dealer has said «oh it»s common, they all do that and you need to buy a special lead, but not from us as eBay have them cheaper (£35)». After that the rest pretty much takes care of itself. It’s the same story in the rear, too – it’s easy to get in and out through big, wide-opening doors.

    True, it may not have the same style as some rivals but it gets the key things right – the dials are simple and clear, the buttons are all well laid out and there are some nice details like the circular air vents. As with 95% of Hyundai cars sold in Europe, the new i10 has been designed and developed at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Priced from &#163;11,285, only a &#163;495 premium over the base SE, the i10 Go!

    SE offers additional exterior equipment including 14-inch alloy wheels, gloss black door mirrors, privacy glass and black side body moulding.

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