Hyundai to launch the all-new Grand i10 hatchback on 20th August with a new body design, more premium features and BS-VI compatible engines
It’s been long since Hyundai updated its popular Grand i10 hatchback that competes against the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo. While Hyundai Grand i10 rakes up good numbers in the Indian market, it feels dated as compared to the Maruti Suzuki Swift, a reason why its sales have declined in the past year. Hyundai is now working on the all-new Grand i10 for the Indian and the global markets.
The car has been spotted testing many times and now AutoBild has rendered the possible design of the hatchback. Hyundai is expected to bring the new Grand i10 in the coming month in India and now the renderings give us a possible idea on how it could look like.
The design renderings reveal that the new Grand i10 will take its design cues from the new age Hyundai vehicles with design elements like a large cascade grille at the front, which looks similar to the Hyundai Venue, new headlamps with integrated DRLs and aggressively designed bumper with small fog lamps inserted in them.
While the overall shape of the Grand i10 remains similar to the current-generation of the vehicle, the rear window line has been raised with bigger windows to add roominess to the rear seats. This is the Indian specific change and the international spec model still gets more sporty design. At the rear will be the new fog lamps, a new tailgate and new bumpers.
Inside the cabin, there will be a host of changes including a new dashboard design, new touchscreen infotainment system with possible BlueLink connected technology, added safety features and better material used inside the cabin.
Since the new BS-VI emission norms will be implemented in the Indian market from 1st April 2020, Hyundai will update the engines to match the new emission norms. And if Hyundai decides to do so, the new Grand i10 will become the first BS-VI car from the manufacturer in the Indian market.
Hyundai will most likely continue selling the same set of petrol and diesel engines with a manual and AMT gearbox, replacing the regular automatic.