Hyundai has published the first pictures of its new i10, which will be seen in public for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Longer (+80mm), wider (+65mm) and lower (-50mm) than its predecessor, Hyundai claims best-in-class leg room and cargo capacity. Front and rear passengers benefit from combined leg room of 1,890mm, while boot capacity has been boosted by more than 10% to 252 litres with all seats in place.
The i10 is based on new platform featuring a 5mm longer wheelbase and relocated rear dampers that are claimed to deliver more precise wheel control over all types of road surface.
Hyundai says the new car will "deliver refined driving dynamics and low noise levels, for an experience close to the standard of B-segment cars".
Allan Rushforth, senior vice-president and COO of Hyundai Motor Europe, said: " new generation i10 is another significant step forward for Hyundai Motor.
"Every aspect of the car has been designed and rigorously developed to meet the demands and needs of European consumers.
" new generation i10 fully embodies Hyundai’s ‘true value’ proposition, bringing higher levels of features and functionality than many buyers would expect to find in a vehicle of this segment."
As with 95% of Hyundai cars sold in Europe, the i10 has been designed and developed at the Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany.
The i10 will become the first A-segment Hyundai to also be built in the region.
Set to enter production in September, the i10 will be made at Hyundai’s factory in Ízmit, Turkey. When the i10 goes on sale across Europe, 90% of Hyundai cars sold in Europe will be built in the region.