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i10 to boost Hyundai city car sales

Hyundai is hoping to double its city car sales to 10,000 a year with the introduction of its i10 city car, the latest edition to its i car range.

Prices are expected to start at less than £6,500. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, electric front windows, central locking, electric power steering, tinted glass, 14-inch wheels, body coloured bumpers and an integrated six-speaker CD/MP3 stereo.

All i10s will have four airbags with a passenger side cut-off switch.

The i10 is powered by a 65bhp, 1.1-litre petrol engine mated to either a manual or an optional automatic gearbox.

Hyundai says manual versions will be capable of an official average fuel consumption of more than 60mpg and produce 119g/km of CO2, qualifying for the VED ‘tax disc’ rate of £35 a year and exemption from the new London Congestion Charge proposals due to take effect in February.

Like all Hyundai cars, the i10 will also be covered by a five year, unlimited mileage warranty to provide peace of mind motoring for half a decade.

The first i10s will arrive at Hyundai dealerships in March 2008.

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