Hyundai has officially revealed the upcoming all-new Grand i10 that will be launched in the Indian market in the coming few weeks. The mid-size hatchback will be officially known as the Grand i10 NIOS. The all-new hatchback can be booked officially through the website from today at a payment of Rs 11,000. Customers can even book the car at the Hyundai dealerships across India. It should be noted that the current version of the Hyundai Grand i10 will not be discontinued. It will remain on sale alongside the all-new Grand i10 NIOS.
The all-new Grand i10 NIOS will take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo. While the arch-rival, Maruti Suzuki Swift was launched in an all-new avatar last year, the Grand i10 will offer tough competition to the current segment-leader. It should be noted that the newly launched Hyundai Venue outsold the long-time best-seller, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Hyundai may recreate the same in the mid-size hatchback segment too.
Coming to the platform, the all-new Hyundai Grand i10 will be based on the same platform that underpins the Hyundai Santro. It is a modified version of the platform that formed the base of the now-discontinued i10. With the new platform, the Grand i10 will become bigger in size and lighter in weight.
Commenting on the unveiling of 3rd Generation GRAND i10 NIOS, Mr SS Kim, MD & CEO- Hyundai Motor India Ltd said,
“Hyundai Motor India has created benchmarks in the Indian automobile industry by introducing Cutting-edge technologies and Best-in-segment world-class products for the past 21 years. We are glad to present the All-New 3rdGeneration GRAND i10 NIOS, that blends the intrinsic and intuitive beauty of the car with unique design sense constantly changing and fulfilling our customers’ expectations. With the New GRAND i10 NIOS, we have created a new paradigm ensuring to maximise our customers’ emotional values in the perfect harmony with the four elements of Hyundai Design Identity: ‘Sensuous Sportiness’, such as Proportion, Architecture, Styling and Technology. GRAND i10 NIOS is the 3rd Generation of the legendary brand ‘i10’ and will co-exist with GRAND i10 which will further expand Hyundai portfolio and cater to a much wider segment of customers from Urban, Semi-urban and rural markets.”
The all-new Grand i10 gets the cascade grille design, which has smartly integrated DRLs. The design of the headlamps has been changed too and now it gets projector headlamps with what it looks like LED lamps. There is no chrome on the front grille, which adds a sportier touch. The vehicle also gets new dual-tone machined alloy wheels that look sharp. The overall shape of the car remains almost similar to the current version of the Grand i10, however, the window line has changed a bit.
The cabin design has been updated thoroughly. It gets a dual-tone dashboard with a floating-type infotainment system. The steering wheel is also new and the car gets rotary knobs for the HVAC system. The new infotainment system will also offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, it will not get connected services like the Venue. Engine-wise, the petrol engine of the Grand i10 NIOS will remain similar to the current version while we may not get a diesel engine option.