Hyundai has begun testing the all-new Grand i10 in India, and the car will be launched by the end of next year. An all-new Xcent compact will follow in 2020. What this also means is, both cars are reaching the end of their life cycles. To make these cars more attractive to buyers, Hyundai has given the Grand i10 and Xcent new features. Both cars are also getting massive discounts.
The Hyundai Grand i10 and Xcent now get rear spoilers, iBlue app and touchscreen infotainment consoles with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as the major feature additions. The Grand i10 also gets roof rails, LED DRLs and body side mouldings. The Xcent gets LED DRLs and wireless charging.
As for discounts, the Hyundai Grand i10 gets a 65,000 rupee off on the petrol variants while the Xcent gets up to Rs. 90,000 off on both the petrol and diesel models. Average ex-showroom prices of the Hyundai Grand i10 start from Rs. 4.93 lakhs while those of the Xcent start from Rs. 5.67 lakhs.
Both cars are offered with the same petrol and turbocharged diesel engines. The petrol engine is a 1.2 liter-4 cylinder unit that makes 82 Bhp of peak power and 115 Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine is offered with 5 speed manual and 4 speed torque converter automatic gearboxes.
The diesel engine is a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged unit with 74 Bhp of peak power and 190 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine gets a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard, and there’s no automatic variant on offer. Notably, the Xcent and Grand i10 are also sold in cabbie-spec trim.
While the Hyundai Grand i10 competes with the likes of the Maruti Swift and Ford Figo, the Xcent’s competitors
include the Maruti Dzire and the Honda Amaze. The Swift, Dzire and Amaze now offer automatic options on the diesel variants as well, and it’s time for Hyundai to play catch up.
The next-gen Grand i10 and Xcent will get a major stylistic makeover, new features and engine options. AMT options are also on the cards for the new cars to bring them at par with competition. The next-generation variants of the car are expected to have similar pricing and positioning as the current models. Going forward, expect a few special edition versions and heavy discounting on the current-gen Grand i10 and Xcent.