Paris preview: 2017 Hyundai i10

by Ronan Glon
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The i10 is Hyundai's entry-level model in Europe.

Hyundai will travel to the Paris Auto Show to introduce the facelifted i10.

The i10 is positioned at the very bottom of the company's lineup in Europe. The noteworthy updates include a revised grille that's loosely inspired by the one found on the brand new i30, round LED daytime running lights cribbed from the Renault Twingo, updated tail lamps, and new-look bumpers on both ends.

Inside, the i10 gains a new infotainment system that's compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Hyundai has expanded the list of electronic driving aids with a lane departure warning system and a front collision warning system.

There are no major mechanical changes to report. That means the base model carries on with a naturally-aspirated 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine rated at 66 horsepower and 70 pound-feet of torque. More expensive trims benefit from a 1.2-liter four-cylinder that delivers 87 horsepower and 88 pound-feet of torque.

Front-wheel drive and a five-speed manual transmission come standard, and both engines can be bolted to an antiquated four-speed automatic transmission at an extra cost.

The 2017 Hyundai i10 will go on sale shortly after it greets the show-going public in the French capital. At the time of writing Hyundai has no plans to sell the i10 on our shores due to its truly tiny size.