Hyundai has promised that till 2020 they will launch eight new products in India and Grand i10 is one of them. The new gen Hyundai Grand i10 has been spied cold weather testing in Europe and abroad aggressively and is expected to launch by late 2019. The car will take on the new Maruti Swift and the facelifted Ford Figo in the Indian market.
Spyshots courtesy Motor1
It is a bit too early to tell how the car will look exactly but the spy shots revealed the usual black and beige theme which is always welcomed by the Indian market. Other than that the AC vents seem to be rotary styled, like the one we see on new gen Hyundai Santro.
There will be a new steering wheel allowing multitasking at a time, large touchscreen infotainment system which will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cooled glove box, rear ac vents and lot more new features.
The exterior of the Grand i10 looks promising as well with large headlights and tail lamps and a new hexagonal grille. The spy shots have also revealed that the stance of grand i10 now looks bigger and there will be more legroom and the cabin will be roomier than before. There will be a new set of alloy wheels too.
Now with the new safety norms of India, Hyundai Grand i10 will soon be offered with standard safety features like ABS, EBD and dual airbags, seatbelt reminder, parking sensors and others. The 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 82bhp with 112 Nm of torque is expected. We don’t know if there will be a diesel engine since there is a fast dropping demands the diesel cars in India.
However, expect the same 1.2-litre diesel motor churning out 75bhp and 190 Nm of torque with updates to meet new emission norms. The car will comply with the BS-VI fuel norms of India. Another interesting news is that the torque converter automatic gearbox on the current Hyundai Grand i10 will be replaced by the AMT gearbox which will give a tough competition to its rival Maruti Suzuki Swift in terms of pricing.
Hyundai has been road testing the new gen Grand i10 a lot and it will be a solid product for the competition and Hyundai itself considering the loyalty of Indian market towards Hyundai. Hyundai Grand i10 was launched in 2013 and got an update in 2017. Expecting the new Grand i10 will be based on the new platform which will be longer, wider and lot more features with a smooth engine. The pricing of the new gen Hyundai Grand i10 will be between Rs 5-7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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