Used Hyundai i10 assessment | Auto Specific


The unique i10 of 2008 was a giant success for Hyundai – particularly within the UK, which accounted for over a 3rd of the 110,000 gross sales the metropolis automotive notched up in Europe within the six years it was obtainable. After the below-par Amica and Getz, the i10 was a revelation. So when the second take on the method was unveiled late in 2013, expectations have been excessive.

We weren’t dissatisfied, both, as a result of right here was a mannequin that appeared sensible, was surprisingly spacious for such a small automotive and was effectively geared up, too; time has confirmed that the i10 can also be very dependable and very low cost to run.

Fashions lined

  • • Hyundai i10 Mk1 (2008-2013) – Dependable, effectively geared up metropolis automotive appears to be like high worth as a used purchase.
  • Hyundai 10 Mk2 (2014-date) – Newest model of metropolis automotive is spacious, effectively geared up and low cost to run. 

Hyundai i10 Mk2

Historical past

The second-generation i10 arrived in time for the brand new registration on 1 March 2014. Consumers might select between 1.Zero or 1.2-litre petrol engines, each coming with a five-speed guide gearbox. The larger engine may be purchased with an non-obligatory four-speed automated.

Trim ranges have been S, SE or Premium, however in March 2015 a Premium SE was added with 15-inch alloy wheels, an electrical tilt/slide glass sunroof, rear parking sensors, keyless go and local weather management, whereas the entrance seats and steering wheel have been heated.

On the finish of 2017 a facelifted i10 appeared, with a recent grille, a much-improved infotainment system plus new driver aids together with lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning. 

Hyundai i10 Mk2 critiques

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Which one ought to I purchase?

Two-thirds of the i10s obtainable characteristic the smaller (1.Zero-litre) engine, which is okay in case you by no means depart the town. But when you must undertake long-distance drives, even when it’s solely often, we’d say go for the extra muscular 1.2-litre unit.

The entry-level i10 S comes with metal wheels, electrical entrance home windows, central locking and USB/auxiliary inputs. Shifting to SE trim brings cruise management and a pace limiter, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, powered rear home windows and distant central locking.

The SE Blue Drive will get local weather management and metal wheels, and the i10 Premium provides 14-inch alloys, Bluetooth, hill-start help and a multifunction steering wheel.

Alternate options to the Hyundai i10 Mk2

Kia’s Picanto is carefully associated to the i10. It’s additionally superb worth and boasts an excellent longer (seven-year) guarantee. The Citroen C1, Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo trio are all value a glance as a result of they’re plentiful and good worth, however they’ve solely a 1.Zero-litre engine, which is greatest suited to shorter journeys.

Maybe the hardest competitors is from the SEAT Mii, Skoda Citigo and Volkswagen up!, even supposing they got here out in 2012. They’re additionally obtainable solely with a 1.Zero-litre engine, however they’ll deal with longer journeys. Two left-field metropolis automotive choices value contemplating are the Suzuki Celerio and Vauxhall Viva

What to search for


Alongside the entry-level S sits the S Air, which provides air-conditioning to the equipment record.

Spare wheel

The i10 S has a restore equipment, whereas extra expensive editions boast a space-saver spare.


Many i10s undergo from crunchy gearshifts. Adjusting the cable tends to sort things.


The i10 comes with a five-year guarantee – which additionally contains RAC breakdown cowl for a similar interval.


Not like some metropolis vehicles, the i10 seats 5; other than Blue Drive fashions, which solely get 4 seats. Base vehicles don’t get driver-seat top adjustment; the SE and Premium do, however no i10 has a reach-adjustable steering wheel. At 252/1,046 litres, boot house is pretty much as good as could be anticipated from a metropolis automotive. The sprint has a grown-up look and sturdy construct high quality.


You should purchase an almost new Hyundai i10 for between £four,779 and £14,225 on our sister website BuyaCar.

Operating prices

The i10 must be serviced each 12 months or 10,000 miles, with three ranges obtainable: Base, Interim and Full. These value £99, £169 and £229; the primary is admittedly an oil-and-filter change plus any software program updates. For the primary 5 years sellers provide a free well being verify, and three and five-year service packages are additionally obtainable.

All engines are chain pushed, so there are not any cambelts to exchange, however the coolant must be renewed each six years/60,000 miles and the brake fluid each two years/20,000 miles. Customary servicing covers these.


The second-generation i10 hasn’t been the topic of any remembers; maybe extra impressively, the unique 2008 i10 has but to be recalled, both. Hyundai has issued simply two remembers affecting vehicles constructed for the reason that first Mk2s hit the street in spring 2014. Each – on Tucsons constructed from January 2015-March 2015 and Santa Fes from January 2012-July 2016 – have been as a result of potential bonnet-retaining points. 

Driver Energy proprietor satisfaction

We charge the i10 very extremely – so it was a shock that it didn’t do very effectively in our 2018 Driver Energy new automotive survey, through which it got here 68th out of 100. The one space through which the i10 managed a high 30 ranking was for gas economic system and working prices; it was in direction of the underside for many issues together with security options and luxury. 


Because it arrived, the i10 has notched up no scarcity of awards, together with our sister website Carbuyer’s 2014 Automobile of the Yr and Greatest Metropolis Automobile titles. The Hyundai additionally scooped the latter award in 2015.

However though we’re not the one ones who love Hyundai’s smallest automotive, there’s no denying it’s beginning to present its age, as evidenced by a disappointing end result on this 12 months’s Driver Energy survey.

Nonetheless, the critiques on the Carbuyer web site are undoubtedly extra upbeat, with homeowners usually very impressed by the i10’s low working prices, reliability, construct high quality and value – the latter little doubt partially due to the beneficiant equipment ranges and spacious cabin for a automotive of this sort. On steadiness, we’d say the i10 continues to be a winner on this aggressive class.

Click on by means of to web page two for our full purchaser’s information to the Hyundai i10 Mk1