Hyundai is going to launch Venue next month and after that, the company will introduce the Kona EV followed by the next generation of Grand i10
Hyundai is planning to introduce quite a few new models this year and the first major launch from the company is going to be the Venue compact SUV, which will be revealed later this month and the official launch is scheduled to take place on May 21. Then the company will introduce the much awaited Kona EV followed by the new generation of Grand i10.
Hyundai Kona will be the first electric vehicle of the company in India and the Korean manufacturer is likely planning to assemble the model at its Chennai plant to keep pricing on the aggressive side. Globally, the Kona EV is available with two different battery packs and India might get the smaller battery.
The bigger battery pack could increase the price of SUV and the company is expected to offer fast charging technology also, which will drastically reduce charging time. Some reports have also indicated that Hyundai might introduce lower variants in India and it is likely to skip some premium features like navigation system, big touch screen and more.
The Grand i10 is one of the best selling models of Hyundai in India and the current generation model has been in the market for some time now. The test mule of Grand i10 has been spotted so many times in public roads and the hatchback comes with an evolutionary design theme but the new model will be bigger than its predecessor.
The front gets new signature grille of Hyundai along with revised headlamps design with LED DRLs and a new bumper. The side design is similar to the current model with a new diamond cut alloy wheels. The rear gets LED tail lamps along with a new bumper. Hyundai might introduce the Grand i10 with some new colour options also.
The interior will be completely different from a modern design theme as the centre console gets a tablet-like touch screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Hyundai has given a new steering wheel for Grand i10 and the instrument cluster is also new. The new generation of Grand i10 will be powered by the same 1.2 L petrol engine from the current model with manual and AMT gearbox options.
Grand i10 Image Source: AutoExpress