The Hyundai i10 has been on sale since 2019 in markets such as India, Vietnam, Mexico, South Africa and most importantly, Europe. The third generation of this model is a city car that looks funky but is starting to show its age and the South Korean manufacturer plans to give it a refresh. We have the first spy shots showing the updated i10 during tests on public roads in Germany.
Surprisingly, the prototype you see in the gallery below features a lot of disguises. However, there seems to be a very good explanation for the camouflage – the i10 appears to sport a completely redesigned front fascia with a lot of changes over the previous model. This includes new daytime running lights incorporated into the grille that look heavily inspired by the Tucson and other new models from the automaker.
It’s hard to say whether the headlights will be modified but judging by this initial shot, it doesn’t look like the shape will change. The overall shape of the bumper will likely continue without any new touches, although there may be modifications to the area around the fog lamps. The amount of camouflage is also great on the rear but we don’t think there’s been any big changes to be seen at the rear.
It’s also worth noting that the refreshed i10 dashboard is also disguised. Hyundai’s test drivers were quick enough to cover the remaining parts of the dashboard, hinting at a potential new layout for the entire cabin. However, nothing can be confirmed at this time.
The third generation i10 is offered in different versions depending on the market. What you see in the gallery above is the European specification of the small hatch, which has been designed, developed and built on the Old continent. There, city cars are currently available with turbocharged three-cylinder engines, as well as naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines. We hope the lineup will carry over without any significant changes.