After the launch of the Venue, Hyundai is currently busy in testing the new generation models of several cars. One among them is the all-new Grand i10, which was recently spied testing on road. The hatchback rivals the likes of the Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki Swift, and the Volkswagen Polo among others in the segment and was long in need of an update. The video below by Power Stroke PS shows the car in its full glory. Though the car in the video is heavily camouflaged, one can get a good idea of what all changes have been made on the popular hatchback.
The car will not only get external design changes but also new interiors. This one is, in fact, an all-new model that will be based on a heavily reworked platform. 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 seen in the video, some of the design changes on the car would be a new cascading grille, projector fog lamps, swept-back headlamps, bigger window area, roof rails and possibly new a slightly altered inner door handles. The alloy wheels on the test mule are also new units and look decent on it. The silhouette of the car still remains the same, though the changes done on the car are more than just skin deep.
Talking about the interiors, the video didn’t clearly show all the changes but expect the new generation Hyundai Grand i10 to come with new fabric for seats, integrated headrest design along with a floating touchscreen infotainment system. The dashboard design could be tweaked with the centre console getting a redesign. The top-spec variant of the car could come with features like climate control, multiple airbags and the infotainment system among others. The side AC vent design, as seen in the video, has also been changed and now looks similar to the ones found on the Santro.
As already mentioned, the new generation Grand i10 will be based on an all-new platform that is expected to be lighter, flexible, safer and wider than its predecessor. As for the engines, the diesel will be the same 1.2-litre unit but rumours are rife that the new Hyundai Grand i10 could get a new petrol engine that will be BSVI ready. Moreover, an optional AMT (automated manual transmission) could be on offer as well and the company could phase out the torque converter automatic unit found on the current generation model. Expect the launch to happen in the following two-three months.