The brand new Hyundai Grand i10 is expected to make its global debut next year and India launch might take place in October 2019
Hyundai has commenced the road testing of third generation i10 and the new model is expected to make its global debut next year. According to a new report, the Grand i10 might be launched in India in October 2019. The time frame might be right as it is in line with the festival season, which is the most important time for automakers.
Hyundai usually launches their most important products during this time and the company is going to introduce the much awaited new Santro in the Indian market later this month. The second generation i10 sold in India is different from the global version as Grand i10 is slightly larger to improve interior space for rear passengers.
But the upcoming model will be the same for all markets and the dimensions are expected to increase. The tall boy design will be toned down on the new model and it will come with a wider stance. The new Grand i10 will take design inspiration from the Elantra facelift model, which made its global debut last month.
The front gets signature cascading grille of Hyundai along with swept-back headlamps and LED DRLs will be integrated into. The fog lamp housing and bumper will also get a new design. On the side, the company might give 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels on top end model and lower spec variants might come with 14-inch steel wheels.
The rear will also get a new design and the hatchback might get LED tail lamps. The interior design will be in line with new generation Hyundai products like i30 and new Elantra. The centre console gets touchscreen infotainment system placed on top of dashboard with connectivity options like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink.
Hyundai will also add more features to the Grand i10 like wireless charging, sunroof and more. The ride and handling is also expected to get a major leap forward. The Grand i10 will retain the current 1.2 L Kappa and 1.2 L diesel engine with 5-speed manual and AMT transmission. The company is expected to hike the price slightly over current model.