Hyundai i10 was widely recognised as "Car of the Year 2008" by various automotive magazines and TV channels in India.
In Malaysia the Hyundai i10 has also earned recognition through many awards such as the Best People's Car in the Asian Auto – VCA Auto Industry Awards 2009,
In 2008, Hyundai commemorated 10 years of operations in India by initiating a transcontinental drive from Delhi to Paris in two of its i10 Kappa cars. The drive covered a distance of 10,000 kilometres (6,200 mi) in just 17 days after which the i10s were showcased at the Paris Motor Show in October. At the Paris Motor Show Hyundai unveiled the Hyundai i20.
In 2013, leading automotive portal CarDekho awarded Hyundai i10 as 'Most Popular Hatchback' in India.