Extra Leaf Cars was invited to Portugal of Hyundai Denmark.
Once Denmark was mikrobilernes stronghold. Danish consumers were wild with the small practical city car, which offered relatively much car for little money. But among other things, tax changes have helped to pull the drivers up in the larger vehicle classes, and it has given minibilerne tailwind.
But mikrobilerne is not dead and gone, and indeed you can still get quite a lot of car for the money in the A-segment.
Hyundai will with a new version of their mikrobil i10 lure buyers and prove that the class has merits. The weather is unstable, so one could for a moment believe that the test is being conducted in Denmark weather conditions. It does not, however, the Hyundai presents the new mikrobil in and around Lisbon in Portugal.
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a mix of highway, mountain road, the road and city driving, and on the former shows i10 noble qualities. It is unlike some of the competitors and especially the past mikrobiler not intolerable, to overcome many kilometers on motorways in quick, charging through.
the Engine of 1.0 liter with 67 bhp is, of course, not overhalingernes master, but less can also do it, and the car releases the decent from the motorvejskørslen. Here is a cruise control to increase comfort, but it is not adaptive.
In the cabin you are not too cramped. Photo: Hyundai
in relation to class wise, and it costs neither collapsed teeth or fractures of the spine to run over the larger holes in the road.
Hyundai brander i10 as ’sporty’. On the winding mountain roads in Portugal, it leaves a solid impression as a well-run mikrobil with a quite precise steering. A go-kart it is not, but compared to its class running i10 good, and the five manual transmission is precise to operate.
is the choice of materials typical of the class, which is to say, here's more hard plastic than in the larger segments, but Hyundaien doesn't feel cheap or stripped down. The dashboard has a new design, and the infotainment system has been upgraded.
As an option, one can select navigation with skiltegenkendelse, as well as the Blue Link, and wireless charging of smartphones, which is unusual for the class.
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is increased by two cm, while the model is shrunk two inches in height. Particularly the width is one of the points where the i10 excels. The previous model was among the class's wider cars, and with the extra two inches in the new edition, there is a good space, and you are not sitting with a feeling that you are sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with the person sitting next to them.
the Wheelbase is also increased by 4 cm from 239 cm to 243 cm, which is passengers in the rear to good. In fact, the space in behind the surprisingly good, and even high scandinavians can come to terms with the respectable space for both legs and head.
in the editions, which come to Denmark, only space for four persons in the i10, so you need to take into consideration. Especially in relation to space is i10 now both so big and well thought out, that it begins to offer the same conditions as some of the minibilerne.
Especially bagsædepladsen is of a nature that not even all the mini-cars can achieve. The trunk contains the whole of 252 liters, which is the highest in the class.
In the trunk there is space to 252 litres. Photo: Hyundai
the exterior design is to be found in the front, where the koreans have escaped well from the field.
the Front looks both fresh and sporty and the stylish expression is underlined by the fact that it is possible to choose contrasting roof in two different colors, either black or red. Hyundai i10 comes with five years warranty.
Hyundai i10 emerges as a thoroughly prepared, veltænkt product.
With the amount of safety equipment and good space for all occupants, one can consider choosing the new Hyundai i10 with the very enhancement rather than a stripped-down minicar.
Selvskiftende manual gearbox
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--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------Impressive equipment
The new i10 comes in three different equipment variants, and even in the base version, there is much to be gained. I10 comes standard with an emergency brake, which itself can recognize pedestrians, an active vognbaneassistent, træthedsovervågning, highbeam assist and cruise control.
is also eCall, where the car itself can call emergency services if an accident occurs. The system tells when, where the vehicle is located, even if the passengers are not able to explain it or know where they are.
Hyundai also offers the i10 with Blue Link, which is the brand's opkoblingssystem, there is always online via a SIM card. With Blue Link, to get access to the current traffic situation in the area, the weather and the car's current fuel quantity. You can also lock the car and unlock it directly from a smartphone.
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--------- SPLIT ELEMENT ---------manually Select gears
If you will not have the five manual gearbox, as the car usually is equipped with, the model can be obtained with a newly developed selvskiftende manual gearbox. It sounds a little nerdy, but this is due to there not is an ordinary automatic gearbox.
it is a manual gearbox which is automated, which means that a robot takes over the switching function.
You must not change itself, for it makes the car for one, but the system feels sluggish and weird to run with. The shifts are not quite soft, and sitting and waiting for that next gear is ready, why it only makes sense to opt in, if you can't operate a clutch.
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Trecylindret of 1.0 liter
67 hp v. 5500 o./my.
96 Nm v. 3750 o./my.
5-speed manual transmission
a 20.8 km/l