The Hyundai i10s destined for the UK market has got a small design update, with Hyundai expected to officially launch the facelifted model at the Paris Motor Show. The British i10 should not be confused with the i10 sold here, since the both the first and second generations i10s are sold here as the i10 and Grand i10 respectively.
On the outside, the changes in the design in concentrated on the front and rear bumpers, with a larger grille in the front housing new LED daytime driving lights. The design is mimicked at the rear, with a pair round fog lamps positioned at the ends of a new black inlay-ed section. A resize of the side cladding rounds up the changes on the exterior.
The biggest change in the interior is the addition of a new seven inch touchscreen with updated infotainment software which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, different from the 2 DIN integrated audio system which we get here in the Asta variants of the Grand i10. The other new features for the British market are a Front Collision Warning system and a Lane Departure Warning system, additions which sadly have a slim chance of making its way to India.
Can we expect Hyundai to bring these changes to the Indian model? There is a high possibility it may, because the changes are not extensive, and Hyundai is not the only to shy away from adding the latest features to their cars in India.
Bear in mind that Hyundai no longer exports the i10 to Europe from India, with their plant in Turkey churning out the European i10s. If not, we could have expected Hyundai to have launched the refreshed Grand i10 soon after its Paris debut.