It’s not as easy as you would think, to bring new models into Australia. There are all kinds of vital considerations such as, landed cost after various taxes and duties, specification levels, and the retail price, to name but a few.
Take Hyundai’s i10, which was launched a little over three years ago in some markets, but has still not made it to our shores, despite the fact Hyundai Motor Company Australia would like to see the car here sooner, rather than later.
That said if we do get the car down under, one can only assume that it will be the latest offering, which has a had a mid-cycle facelift with styling cues from the ix35 ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design language.
There’s also a new headlamp assembly and side mirrors incorporating side repeaters. There have also been a few changes made inside the car but the big news is to found under the bonnet, with a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine, developing just over 50 kilowatts and a super green sub- 100g/km emissions count.
Along with the updated i10, the all-new ix20 mini-MPV will also make its debut the upcoming Paris Motor Show.