Like every other brands, Hyundai has also geared up for the upcoming Auto Expo 2014 which is going to be held on 6th Feb to 11th Feb this year. The most noticeable car by Hyundai would be its Grand i10 which is running successfully in hatchback category and now company is bringing it under the hood of sedan. Let’s see what it gets.
The exact price range is not disclosed yet, but the i10 Grand sedan is expected with the price tag between 7-9 lakhs.
Expectedly, the i10 Grand sedan would be powered by the same engine units like the Grand i10 hatchback. The 1197cc, 1.2 liter 4-cylinder petrol engine will churn out the max output of 81bhp and 114Nm, while the 1120cc,1.1 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine will produce 70bhp of max power and 160Nm of peak torque. Also, it would carry the same transmission option which is a manual or an automatic gearbox in petrol unit while only manual gearbox in diesel.
Space & Dimension:
It is not revealed what would be the new dimension of this new sedan, but obviously it will be longer than the current i10 Grand hatchback. However, being a compact sedan, the overall length would not cross four meters.
Interior & Exterior:
In i10 Grand sedan, expectedly, like the mechanical powers, it would also carry the all interior and exterior features of current Grand hatchback. Though the requisite features which were missing in hatchback like keyless entry, power windows, Bluetooth, electrically adjustable ORVMs are expected to embellish in this new sedan’s top-end variant.
When engines are repeating themselves, then we can’t expect any major change in the road performance of these cars. Although, the ongoing Grand i10 hatchback is one of the successful hatchbacks in terms of road handling and performance and also maintained its position in top five hatchbacks of 2013. Hence it wouldn’t be surprising if company serves the as it is performance like its predecessor.
Car Zoom’s take:
This new Grand i10 is fall under the category of compact sedan. ‘Compact’ has been a word which saves the companies from unwanted mess of tax department but helps in gaining many tax advantages. This is the reason why every company pays special attention that their sedan models are less than four meters so that they can call ‘compact sedans’.
In India, i10 Grand sedan will compete with popular Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze etc.