• Apr 28, 2008


Click to view more of the Hyundai i10 ice cream van

We can come up with all manner of criteria for evaluating a car at any level: design, performance, spec sheet, ride, features, technology, value... but the one factor that trumps all others, what it all really comes down to, is how it appeals to our inner child. At the heart of it, that's why we love Lamborghinis and HUMMERs and Mustangs... and this particular Hyundai i10. It's just a treat.

The ice-cream van conversion wasn't made for Good Humor, although it certainly put us in that state of mind. It was created as a promotional tool for the British launch of the i10 by auto innovator Andy Saunders, the same guy who gave us the neo-Picasso Citroen 2CV and the ground-hugging Fiat 126, among others. While the Poole, England-based customizer has come up with many creative designs before, we doubt any of them would get children running after it down the street like the Pied Piper. Have a look at the images in the gallery below and pick out something delicious on us.


[Source: theCarfanatic.com and AutoTrader.co.uk]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a popemobile that was modified for duty as an ice-cream runabout.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Edd China is the better artisan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice wheels. The front end looks like the new Elantra.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the twin missile pods on the top.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pedobear will be happy.
      • 6 Years Ago
      cute.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is air conditioning really that big of a deal to Hyundai?
        • 6 Years Ago
        AC is a bigger deal in the UK. Until relatively recently, it just wasn't required... the summertime temperatures have really risen over the last 20 years or so.
          • 6 Years Ago
          Richard: do you remember the sweltering summer of 1976?

          British summers haven't changed much over the past few decades, however specification of small cars has changed beyond recognition, with many features as standard in today's C-segment cars which were reserved for executive cars just 10-20 years ago. Air conditioning is just one of the ways manufacturers have fought to compete by adding extra standard kit.