Not a massive fan of the new model to be honest. On paper, at least, it looks heavier (read slower and thirstier), bigger (read more difficult to park), and much more expensive model for model. Hyundai has shunned the trend for smaller and lighter by turning an I10 into an almost I20. The dashboard isn't attractive, even without the orange strip. Beige interiors on the base model hark back to the Accent. I will have a look when the model is at my local dealer. However, I bought an I10 as it was cheap, quick, (reasonably) economical, easy to park and cheap to insure. The replacement ticks few of these boxes.
i20 Active 1.2cc 3dr is on offer at £9495 and 5dr Active 1.2cc at £10245 till 31st December according to the Hyundai website.
Hence my ref. to the Yaris at £2k off retail thus making it somewhat more attractive. The 5 yr warranty appeals (and I often read that Toyota are well respected when it comes to upholding the warranty). As per previous mentions I've had half a dozen Yaris's and would confidently have another. Admittedly Hyundai do offer a genuine full 5yr RAC Breakdown and Recovery service in the price of the car, which, in pure monetary terms, is not to be sniffed at but the cost of AutoAid Breakdown and Recovery would be £39 PA for 4 yrs (plus any increases in the future) and that would amount to around £160 - £170 maybe.When I bought my i10 3 years ago, under scrappage, I looked at all the bottom end small cars - I wanted the best of the small cheapest cars.
I don't see the point in an i10 at these prices.
It beat the competition above it first and for most on price, and it beat those around it by its extra (air con as standard).
Now I am a Hyundai fan....but I'd be more inclined to go for a heavyweight (in terms of place in the market, build quality etc). VW or Toyota if it's going to be in that price bracket.
Admittedly, I am now 3 years out of touch what you can get for your money, but the i10 was the best in its category....now it seems to want to leave that behind...it might keep a lot of loyal customers it gained, but I think it'll be turning new ones away.
My main problem with the new Yaris is that it doesn't get great reviews in the motoring press.The Ford Fiesta seems to be a far better car if the reviews are to believed.Not sure how they compare on price though as i'm not in the market for either of these models.
Very happy with my new older model i10 Active at only £7795.