2008 Hyundai i10: Atos Successor Fully Revealed

A fortnight after an inside leak gave us our first look at the all-new i10, Hyundai released details of the next installment in its all-new range of ‘i’ cars – the i10 which will replace the current Atos model (called Amica in some markets) . Based on the same platform as the 2008 Kia Picanto, Hyundai’s new affordable mini car measures 3,565mm in length (140.3-in.) and 1,595mm in width (62.8-in.) while it features a wheelbase of 2,380mm (93.7-in.). -Continued after the jump

Design-wise, the i10 is as intriguing as a brick stone with headlamps and wheels. Same goes for the interior which looks cheaper than the one found in Kia’s 2008 Picanto. On the other hand, according to Hyundai, all i10s will be well equipped with even entry-level models featuring four airbags with a passenger side cut-off switch, air-condition, four opening windows with electric operation at the front, central locking, electric power steering, tinted glass, 14-inch wheels, body coloured bumpers and an integrated six-speaker CD/MP3 stereo on the standard equipment list.

Initially, the i10 models will be offered only with a 67 PS, 1.1-litre petrol engine mated to either a manual or an optional automatic gearbox. In both cases, the gearshift is mounted on the centre console in order to improve ergonomics and free up the space between the driver and the passenger seat.

The first i10s are set to arrive in European Hyundai dealerships in March 2008 with prices in tax-happy UK, staring below £6,500 ($13,400 or €9,300).