Hyundai Grand i10, which is known as the i10 in the international markets will soon get a full model replacement. The all-new i10 has been caught testing under heavy camouflage in Europe and it will get an all-new platform. Hyundai is expected to launch the new model in the international markets by the end of this year followed by a launch in India.
The all-new i10, which is expected to retain the Grand i10 name in the Indian market has been caught testing in Sweden. The vehicle is being tested in the cold conditions. This would be the second-generation of the Grand i10. It should be noted that internationally, the Grand i10 replaced the i10 but due to the popularity of the i10 in India, Hyundai continued to sell both the vehicles in the market. However, the i10 has been discontinued from the Indian market now but Hyundai is expected to continue the use the Grand pre-fix as it has made its brand value in the Indian market under the same name.
The all-new Grand i10 will get major visual updates. The front of the vehicle will get the new cascade grille, in accordance with the new family design of Hyundai. The headlamps have become larger than the current model. The bumper has been updated too and so are fog lamp housings and air dams. In the international-spec i10, Hyundai offers circular DRLs, which seem to be looking larger.
From the side, the all-new Grand i10 seems to be similar to the current model. Even the window line remains similar to the international-spec models. It should be noted that the Indian-spec model gets larger rear windows to give an airy feeling to the passengers. The upcoming Indian-spec model is expected to carry forward the design changes meant for the domestic market.
At the rear, the all-new Hyundai Grand i10 will come with similar tail lamps but with LED treatment. The rear bumper will also get minor updates and the overall design is expected to grow more aggressive than the current one.
The all-new Grand i10 will also get all-new interiors. It gets new seats, new upholstery and an armrest. The cabin gets an all-black theme and there are many new features expected. The all-new Hyundai Grand i10 will most-likely remain powered by the same set of petrol and diesel engine options in the Indian market. Hyundai offers a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.1-litre diesel engine. Both the engine will be updated to become BS-VI compliant in the future.
In India, the Hyundai Grand i10 competes with the Maruti Suzuki Swift. While the all-new Swift was launched in the market last year, the Grand i10 has been pushed further down the sales charts. However, the all-new model is expected to bring back the sales of the model.