It's cheap and cheerful, but the i10 is also a landmark car for Hyundai. It proves the Korean firm is capable of building a great city car, as it's practical, and offers big car comfort and high-speed stability. There are two small petrol engines on offer, which both offer low running costs. The i10's small proportions mean that the Hyundai is at home in the city, but it can also cope with longer journeys. It's easy to drive, and the simple dash is logically laid out.
Price £8,345 - £9,745
Hyundai's i20 scores big on value for money, but it also represents a step forward in quality for the firm's cars. It's very well built inside and neatly styled outside - and is a formidable rival for more established models like the Vauxhall Corsa. There's lots of standard equipment, reliability is excellent and the reassurance of Hyundai's lengthy five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty means you can buy with confidence.
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Price £9,995 - £14,295
The Hyundai i30 is a well-made family car aimed at those who value spaciousness, low running costs and long warranties above flashy styling, brand image and high performance. The i30 won’t turn heads in a crowded car park, but its blend of affordability and quality is sure to get a nod of approval from wise buyers in the know. Thanks to its easy-to-drive nature and impressive build quality, it's an extremely appealing family car that's a genuine alternative to mainstream rivals like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. Voted overall winner in the Driver Power survey 2010, it's a worthy choice in a highly competitive marketplace.
The largest car in the 'i' range is the Hyundai i40, which is available as a saloon or Tourer estate. It's designed to take on models such as the Ford Mondeo and VW Passat, and the i40 is extremely well built, drives superbly, has excellent levels of standard equipment and comes with a great selection of powerful yet efficient engines. Add to that great value for money and Hyundai's 5-year warranty, and it's one of the best family cars currently on sale.
Price £19,765 - £29,220
Thanks to its van roots, the Hyundai i800 offers acres of space for your money. Up to eight people can be seated in the back, while the sliding middle bench features reclining seatbacks. However, you can’t fold or remove the seats – unless you have a toolkit to hand – which is a major oversight when compared to more versatile rivals. The diesel engines feel underpowered too, but decent fuel consumption and impressive handling means that for a car of this size, the i800 represents great value.
Price £22,700 - £24,620
Aimed at the likes of the Honda Jazz and Nissan Note the Hyundai iX20 is a stylish, practical supermini sized crossover that offers an impressive blend of comfort and luxury. It's equipped and generously equipped, and though it's not the sportiest car in its class to drive, it is an impressive motorway cruiser. Hyundai promises that running costs have deliberately been kept as low as possible – services are needed only every 20,000 miles. There's also an unlimited five-year warranty, and all ix20's sit in low insurance groups - below those of most of its rivals.
Price £12,195 - £16,145
Designed to the same criteria as Hyundai's smaller models, the ix35 SUV is a value-packed rival for the Nissan Qashqai and Toyota RAV4. There are two 2.0-litre engines to choose from, one petrol and one diesel. The petrol version is front-wheel-drive only, while the diesel can be had with front or four-wheel drive. The diesel is the one to choose, as it offers lots of power. The ride is firm, so the body doesn’t roll in corners too much, and passengers will appreciate the large interior with its high seating position. Standard kit includes air-conditioning and front and rear heated seats.
Price £17,555 - £25,450
A recent facelift means the Hyundai Santa Fe is better to look at than ever before, and for the money is one of the most impressive 4x4s available. It's practical, spacious and superb value for money. Hyundai's excellent reliability record and five-year, unlimited mileage warranty make the Santa Fe an attractive buy, especially next to rivals like the Honda CR-V. The ride is comfortable and the 2.2-litre diesel engine is excellent.
Price £25,850 - £27,050
The Hyundai Sonata appeals to that rare breed of drivers wanting a big, faceless, well-equipped saloon at a wallet-friendly price. It's relatively forgettable - which is why you won’t see many on the roads. It should be cheap to run, but mainstream alternatives from Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and many more do a better job of transporting you from A to B.
The Hyundai Veolster is a compact sports coupe that replaces the popular Coupe - Hyundai's previous sports car. It comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces 136bhp in standard form or 184bhp in the Velsoter Turbo. It also features Hyundai's first dual-clutch transmission. Other highlights include a clever 2+1 door layout and Hyundai's clever new BlueLink system, which provides real-time information to the driver regarding crash notification and up-to-date vehicle analysis.
Price £18,005 - £22,120