Hyundai Motor Europe has released a first look at its all-new i10 micro hatchback, ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September.
UPDATE, 8/8/19: Hyundai Australia has told CarAdvice the new-gen i10 is "under review" for our market. Stay tuned for more updates when the vehicle debuts in Frankfurt next month.
The company says it's aiming for an "energetic and agile look" with its new-generation city car, combining edgy and athletic design cues with the latest in driver assistance and infotainment technologies.
Plenty of sharp creases in the body work can be seen from the designer sketch, along with eye-catching circular daytime-running lights integrated into the front grille.
Some of these available features will include a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless smartphone charger, rear-view camera, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, driver attention warning, lane-keep assist and high-beam assist.
Going by the press release, it appears AEB, lane-keep assist and driver attention warning will all be standard across the range.
Hyundai says the new-gen i10 has been designed and developed by its European division, and will also be built in the region when it launches later this year.
While not available in Australia, the i10 shares its underpinnings with the Kia Picanto, meaning the new European model could preview what's to come in terms of features and tech from Kia's next-generation pint-sized hatchback – which currently commands nearly 80 per cent of the local micro car segment.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our coverage of the Frankfurt motor show next month.