Hyundai i10 tyres
This car may be little and unassuming but it punches above its weight. The newest edition doesn’t cost much to buy or run and packs build quality, space and efficiency into one small city car-sized package. Never mind being the best its class – it’s far better than most cars in the class above, too, and typifies the progress Hyundai has made in recent years. A quiet one-litre petrol engine returns 60mpg yet is still man enough for motorway use if needed, while the whole package feels and drives like a much bigger car.
Hyundai gets it about right and acknowledges the past in claiming that the new i10 is the small car that people will choose to buy, rather than the one they will feel they have to.
The standard i10 comes with 13-inch wheels but the Premium model has 14-inch alloys while the Premium SE sports 15-inch versions. Larger wheel sizes call for lower-profile tyres, but in practical terms this is a city car, not a performance model. Thus in this instance that shouldn’t come at any great cost in terms of roadholding, ride comfort or tyre wear. Just as for similar cars, economy is taken as a given with this city car, so wet grip should be the prime factor in replacement tyre choice. Wet grip ratings of different tyres are displayed on both their label and this website. These will help you to choose the right tyres to suit your car and driving style.
Hyundai works closely with both Nexen and Kumho in research and development partnerships. Since many i10 models will leave the factory in these tyres it is no surprise that these two brands are etyres’ best-sellers for this car. A bonus to i10 drivers is that both brands are very competitive in terms of pricing. Premium brand alternatives are Continental’s EcoContact range and Goodyear EfficientGripCompact tyres, both of which will suit all i10 models perfectly.