The small and compact body shape, which hasn’t changed, also means the i10 is as nimble and as fun-loving as the earlier version. Also, you get the distinct feeling that this car is definitely more at home on city or suburban streets than it would be carting you across far-flung sections of South Africa. The impression we got from the relatively short drive, though, was that this probably won’t prevent the i10 from happily taking you there and back, if it was required.
PERT BEHIND: The i10's makeover includes a revised rear end with new light clusters, a new colour-coded bumper and a different boot latch.
The 1.1-litre is unchanged and, as before, produces 50kW and 99Nm of torque. It is only available with a five-speed manual transmission.
DRAWCARD: The younger set love their music, Hyundai SA reckons, and, as such, deserve a decent audio system. The upgraded system has USB and auxiliary ports.