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Hyundai i10

£ 9,800 - £ 16,270
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Published: 15 Jan 2020
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Interior

What is it like on the inside?

The new i10 is bigger than the old one - its wheelbase is 40mm longer, it’s 20mm wider and 20mm lower. This means if you really need to you can fit adults in the back seats (of which there are three) and that the boot is a pretty big (for the class) 252-litres. 

Said boot gets a split-floor, which is a nice touch, and in the cabin itself you get big door bins and a large glovebox with a handy little shelf above it. The i10 is a narrow car, so there’s no storage between the driver and passenger seats (be prepared to accidentally grab your front-seat passenger’s knee rather than the gear lever), but there is space for your phone in the cubbyhole under the air conditioning controls. There are convenient USBs, and on high-end i10s this is where you’ll find the wireless charger. 

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Material quality is commensurate with the i10’s size and price - plastics are hard but solid and not really tinny or scratchy. The bits of the interior you touch the most, the steering wheel and gear lever, are finished in leather as standard - a little thing, but not to be underestimated for the effect it has on a car’s interior. 

The dashboard is attractive enough to look at, especially if you go for the brighter interior, and easy to use. Most i10s get an eight-inch touchscreen with smartphone mirroring - the graphics are sharp, and a fast processor means swiping through menus almost smartphone quick. 

It’s a comfortable car, the i10. But the driving position isn’t the best - the seat itself is fine, if a bit flat, but it’s set just a little too high and the steering wheel doesn’t adjust for reach.

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