It looks like Hyundai seems to be working on the facelift version Grand i10 which still deliver great numbers despite being three year old model. The images of test mule have surfaced online suggesting its launch is around the corner. The car was covered under heavy camouflage from front, door panels and rear. Overall silhouette remains similar to the current model while the test mule was wearing new alloy wheels.
Going by the images, we expect new Grand i10 to feature with new front grille flanked by revised front bumper and fresh pair of headlamps. Apart from new wheel design, it might have set of deep creases running the across the sides while rear might wear revamped taillights, tweaked tail gate and bumper.
Expect minor tweaks inside the cabin and addition of some new features such as automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system (top variant only), dual tone color theme for the dashboard and seats, automatic power windows with anti-pinch technology, multi-function steering wheel with audio controls and new music system with Aux-in, bluetooth and USB support. All the variants of new grand i10 will have dual front airbags as standard and ABS with EBD as optional.
Under the hood, things will remain unchanged and facelift is expected to carry forward the same engines- 1.2l four cylinder petrol engine that develops 82bhp [email protected] and 114Nm of [email protected] and it can be had with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. The duties of diesel engine is held by a 1.1l three cylinder diesel engine which is good for [email protected] and 160Nm of torque between 1500-2750rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Hyundai grand was launched in 2013 and has just completed three wonderful years in the Indian market and still it sells in five digit numbers. Meanwhile Hyundai rolled out number of limited and special editions to keep things fresh and competitive. Now to make a bigger impact, Hyundai has decided to thrown the dice in the form of facelift version. Grand i10 has been gaining better off the segment leader Swift of late and dethrone it to become segment leader number of times and the new model would further make it a stronger product.
The addition of new features will make the facelift slight expensive affair as compared to new model. Current version is priced between Rs. 4.87 to 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
|Comparison of Hyundai Grand i10|
|Comparison of Hyundai Grand i10 variants|