Hyundai is preparing the new Grand i10 for the Indian market. The facelift of the model was launched in the international markets last year, and within next few months, Hyundai will bring the facelift version of the car to the Indian soil.
According to a report on TBHP, the facelift version of the vehicle will also come with a new engine along with upgraded visuals. Hyundai will put the 1.2-litre diesel engine in the new Grand i10 instead of the 1.1-litre CRDi that it currently comes with. According to the sources, the new diesel engine will be a 3-cylinder unit, same as the 1.1-litre unit but will displace 1.2-litre now.
Currently, the engine develops a maximum of 70 BHP and 160 Nm of maximum torque, with the increase in displacement, the new engine will also get a minor power increase. The new Grand i10 diesel engine generates power similar to the current generation Swift diesel, which is 74 BHP and 190 Nm. Hyundai imported the 1.2-litre engine for R&D purposes in India last year. The company will produce the motor locally for the new car.
The petrol engine will remain the same 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder unit as the current one. The engine generates a maximum of 82 BHP at 6,000 rpm and comes with a choice of manual or automatic transmission. The diesel engine only gets a manual transmission.
Apart from the diesel engine, the new Grand i10 will also come with upgraded looks. There will be an all-new grille with integrated LED DRLs. The fog lamps have changed shape from boomerang to new round. The car’s plastic cladding has also been redesigned to give it a sportier look. Top variant of the Grand i10 will come with diamond cut 14-inch alloy wheels.
On the inside, the Grand i10 may get touch-sensitive infotainment system with integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay system. The car will also get new upholstery, new instrument cluster and automatic climate control system. Hyundai will put a minor price hike on the updated Grand i10 to incur the new additions.