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Hyundai i10 hatchback - Interior & comfort

A spacious and advanced city-car interior

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Hyundai has committed to making the i10 the city car with the most technology on the market, lavishing it with gadgets you'd only have found in executive cars a decade ago. Higher trims have a slick infotainment system, wireless smartphone charging and on-board sat nav. That easily beats the up!, which relies on a phone cradle and separate apps for features such as a trip computer and sat nav.

Hyundai i10 dashboard

Hyundai has taken inspiration from its Kona crossover for the i10's new design, but here the infotainment display is also connected to the instrument binnacle for a novel and seamless look. The raised gearlever position remains, making it pleasant to move your right hand between it and the steering wheel, but like most city cars there's also a lot of hard plastic. It all feels sturdy, though, and optional contrasting colours add to its youthful feel.

Equipment

It's here that the i10 really scores highly, with even the basic SE trim getting DAB radio, Bluetooth, air conditioning, electric windows, cruise control and leather for the steering wheel and gear lever. SE Connect adds the eight-inch infotainment display, rear-view camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Buyers also get voice activation and rear speakers for the stereo.

The top Premium model features 16-inch alloy wheels, upgraded headlights, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights and tinted glass. There are changes inside too, from the heated seats and steering wheel to a honeycomb interior material.

If you're weighing up the pros and cons of the i10 N Line and up! GTI, the Hyundai's interior kit is a big tick in favour of the South Korean car. Where the VW makes do with a cradle for your smartphone, the N Line has its own eight-inch infotainment display, USB charging ports, Bluetooth and safety kit including autonomous emergency braking as standard.

Options

Buyers who opt for the Premium trim can also select a £1,000 Tech Pack, adding wireless smartphone charging, sat nav and compatibility with Hyundai's Bluelink telematics app. This enables owners to check on their i10 remotely and even lock the car and send navigation instructions.

A total of 10 exterior colours are offered, eight of which cost £550 extra, while Premium trim cars can also be given a contrasting roof colour for £500.

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