The third generation Grand i10 is expected to be launched in August and the new model will be bigger than its predecessor with new features
Hyundai has commenced work on the third generation of Grand i10 and the prototypes have been already spotted in public roads. The company is planning to launch the new Grand i10 in August as most of the Indians buy their new cars during auspicious festival days and last year, Hyundai introduced the Santro hatchback.
The current generation model is facing stiff competition from the new Swift, which is selling like hotcakes and the sales have come down a bit for the Grand i10. The company has introduced a minor facelift model earlier but the sales didn’t increase drastically and the tall boy theme from the current model will be toned down.
The company will give an evolutionary design theme for the Grand i10 as front get signature grille of Hyundai with new headlamps and we can expect LED DRLs to be integrated into. The front bumper will also get a new design with revised fog lamp inserts. The side design is expected to be similar to the current model.
But the alloy wheels design will be new and the 14-inch wheel size will remain the same. The rear gets new LED tail lamps and a revised bumper. We can expect Hyundai to introduce new colour options with Grand i10. The company will increase dimensions compared to the current model, which is going to improve space inside the cabin.
The interior will be completely different from the current model and it will be in line with other new generation models from Hyundai. The three-spoke multi-function steering wheel might be retained but the instrument cluster and centre console will get a new design. The infotainment screen will be placed on top of the dashboard.
The hatchback will be loaded with features like touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control, reverse camera, electronically controlled exterior mirrors, dual airbags, ABS and more. Hyundai will update the 1.2 L diesel and petrol engines to meet the new BSVI norms and the company will offer both manual and AMT gearbox options.