Hyundai is putting together an all-new Grand i10 hatchback, and the car has already hit the testing circuit on Indian roads. The next-generation Grand i10 was spied testing alongside another brand new Hyundai car – the QXi code named sub-4 meter compact SUV that will arrive early next year as a Maruti Vitara Brezza challenger. The launch timeline of the new Hyundai Grand i10 has now been revealed to be the end of 2019. The new hatchback is expected to arrive by October next year, in time for the festive season. The new car will continue to be positioned as a B segment hatchback that will challenge the Maruti Swift and Ford Figo.
The all-new Grand i10 is expected to get a major stylistic revamp. Hyundai’s new cascading grille is likely to find expression in the new car, which is expected to be sharper looking than the present model. The car is also expected to grow in size slightly in order to offer more room to passengers. However, it’ll retain the sub-4 meter footprint.
The present Grand i10’s petrol and turbocharged diesel engines are expected to be carried over to the new model. However, both engines are likely to get significant changes in terms of emission control equipment in the face of the impending Bharat State 6 emission norms, which will be much tighter than BS4 norms.
The 1.2 liter petrol motor makes 82 Bhp-114 Nm, and the 1.2 liter turbocharged diesel motor makes 74 Bhp-190 Nm. Both engines will retain 5 speed manual gearboxes. Also, a brand new 5 speed automated manual transmission is likely to be offered with both the engines.
This move from Hyundai will bring the new Grand i10 at par with the 3rd generation Maruti Swift, which gets AMT options on both the petrol and diesel engines. As for pricing, the new Grand i10 is expected to duck under Rs. 5 lakhs for the base model, again a strategy similar to the one adopted by the Maruti Swift. Overall, pricing of the new version is likely to be more or less similar to the current model.
As for additional equipment on the new car, expect a touchscreen infotainmant console to occupy pride of place on the dashboard. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be standard. The new car will also gets standard ABS, twin airbags, reverse parking sensors, speed warning alert and seatbelt reminder alert as standard safety features.