Fri. Aug 23rd, 2019

New Models: Next-gen Hyundai i10: first official sketch previews bold makeover…

Hyundai has released a sketch previewing the next-generation i10 city car, set to be on display at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

Don’t be surprised if we see it before then, though, with an online reveal likely before the end of August.

The South Korean firm promises the new, third-generation i10 (badged in countries such as South Africa and India as the Grand i10) will boast “a new-look dynamic design, which shows a contrast between its soft surfaces and sharp lines”.

“Proportions for the all-new model have been redefined in width, height and wheel size, resulting in an energetic and agile look,” the company adds.

As you can see in the accompanying sketch, the upcoming version of the A-segment hatchback will feature a wide grille fitted with distinctive circular daytime running lights. Hyundai says the new i10 will feature an “X-shaped C-pillar, visible from far away”, complete with a pillar-mounted logo.

The automaker furthermore promises the new i10 will boast a range of new connected car and safety features (depending on market, of course), including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging and a reversing camera. Forward collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning and a lane-keep assist system will ship standard in Europe, while a high-beam assist function will be optional.

It’s not yet clear if or how the Indian-built Grand i10 equivalent will differ from this upcoming European-produced model.

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