Hyundai launched the all-new Grand i10 in the Indian market recently. When the Grand i10 was launched in India a few years back, it was rebadged in the Indian market to Grand i10. Hyundai continued to sell the older i10 in the Indian market while in the global markets, the car was replaced. Hyundai continued to use the Grand i10 name in the Indian market and launched the all-new model a few weeks back. Well, the international-spec i10 has now been launched and it is quite different from the Indian model.
The all-new i10 will be officially revealed by Hyundai at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show. It gets a lot of changes when compared to the Indian model. On the outside, the all-new i10 gets the cascading grille, which is similar to the Grand i10 NIOS launched in India. However, the European-spec model gets a wider grille. Also, the Indian model gets LED DRL embedded into the corners of the cascading grille. It should be noted that the grille design is also different from the Grand i10 NIOS, which was launched in India. The European-spec model gets round daytime running lamps, which are positioned on the corner of the grille itself.
The European-spec model also gets sporty 16-inch alloy wheels and the customers also get a wide range of options to choose from. The Indian version only gets 15-inch alloy wheels. Also, the sporty design of the C-Pillar grabs a lot of attention. On the sides, the door-handles of the European-spec get chrome plating too. At the rear, the tail lamps are different while the rear bumper looks sportier. It should be noted that even the last-generation Grand i10, which was launched after the European-spec i10 was launched received a few changes to cater the Indian customers. Since a lot of people use the rear seats, Hyundai made the rear windows larger for the Indian market to ensure that the rear occupants do not feel claustrophobic.
The cabin also gets a lot of changes when compared to the Indian-spec Grand i10 NIOS. The European version of the car gets a different console and the controls on the steering wheel are also different. While other features like the touchscreen infotainment system, steering wheel, wireless charging, AC controls, door panels look similar to the Indian model. The features that are missing from the Indian model include cruise control too. Even the instrument cluster is different in the Indian and the European-spec models. Also, the Indian version gets fixed headrests while the customers can adjust them in the European version.
Other differences include safety kit. In Europe, the car gets Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist System, High Beam Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Warning and Driver Attention Warning. Also, the colour options are quite different.