Pricing starts at around £13,000, which is around double what the first generation version of this car cost when it debuted back in 2007. Your wage slip probably hasn't become 100 per cent bigger in that time but c'est la vie. Anyway, that base figure applies to the base 'SE' level of trim that few customers will want on the volume 1.0 MPi model. Most will stretch to mid-range 'SE Connect' spec costing around £1,000 more - which is what you'll have to do if you want the option of paying your dealer £500 more to get the AMT 5-speed auto gearbox with this car. The four cylinder 1.2 MPi engine costs a £500 premium over the 1.0-litre unit - and again with that, the AMT auto is £500 more.
Even the base 'SE' model gets a DAB radio with a 3.8-inch display, Bluetooth, air conditioning, electric windows, a leather steering wheel and gear lever, electric mirror adjustment and cruise control. Standard safety equipment across the range is class-leading, including Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Driver Attention Alert (DAA), High Beam Assist (HBA) and Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) with integrated Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assist (LKAS) and eCall, which can automatically dial emergency services in the event of a serious accident, shortening response times and improving post-accident protection.
We should also mention the top 'N Line' model, which costs from just over £16,000 and is the only one you can order with Hyundai's 1.0-litre T-GDI 3 cylinder turbo petrol engine. Here, exterior design enhancements include unique bumpers and grille giving a dynamic look that space supposed to have been inspired by Hyundai's engagement in motorsport. And 'N Line' buyers also get exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels, plus an i10 sign in red font, as well as a skid plate and diffuser.