Hyundai is currently working on updating its model lineup in India. The brand has already launched two new products in the past two months in the form of the Venue and the Kona EV. In the coming time, the Elite i20, Verna, Tucson, and Elantra among others will be updated in order to stay relevant in the segment. One of the upcoming new models is the Grand i10 that has been spied testing both in India and Europe. Now, the launch date of the Ford Figo and Maruti Suzuki Swift rival has been revealed. According to a report by Car&bike, the Grand i10 will make it world debut in India. The Hyundai Venue also had its global debut in India and now the Grand i10 will follow the same line with its launch scheduled for 20th of August.
The rest of the world will get to see the car during the Frankfurt Motor Show that’ll commence in September this year. This goes on to show the importance of India for Hyundai, a country where it is the second-biggest car company after Maruti Suzuki. Talking about the car, it will sport a tweaked exterior design along with new interiors as well. The new Grand i10 will be an all-new model based on the Venue’s platform, which in turn uses a modified Elite i20 platform. Some of the exterior design changes include the new cascading grille, projector fog lamps, swept-back headlamps, bigger window area, roof rails and stylish new alloy wheels among others.
The new Hyundai Grand i10 will be compliant with the stricter crash and safety norms coming in play from October 1, 2019, and hence will come with safety features like ABS, Airbags and parking sensors among others as standard. Moreover, the engines on offer will be tuned to meet the BS-VI emission norms that are set to be enforced from April 1, 2020. As for the interiors, the new generation Hyundai Grand i10 is expected to come with new fabric for seats, integrated headrest design along with a floating touchscreen infotainment system. The dashboard design could be tweaked and the centre console redesigned. The top-spec variant of the car could come with features like climate control, multiple airbags and the infotainment system among others.
Talking about the engines, speculations are rife that Hyundai could use a new petrol engine that will be BSVI ready on the Grand i10. Moreover, an optional AMT (automated manual transmission) or a DCT could be on offer as well and the company could phase out the torque converter automatic unit found on the current generation model. The diesel engine, however, will be the same 1.2-litre unit. With the launch scheduled on the 20th of August, expect the pricing to be bumped up a bit.