Maruti will launch the new generation Swift during this year’s festive season. The Swift has long been the cash cow for MSIL and is among the most successful cars in its segment. Hence, with Maruti readying the all-new Swift for a 2017 launch, it gets important for arch rival Hyundai to come up with a sufficiently potent rival. No surprise, then, that Hyundai is about to give a makeover to its Grand i10. The 2017 Hyundai i10 facelift for Europe was unveiled recently. This model will shortly go on sale in Europe. India, however, will get a slightly different model based on the India-spec car. The facelift will aim to freshen up the fast-aging car. The new 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift launch date should fall in the first quarter of 2017. Here’s all you need to know about the 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift-
Earlier this year, Hyundai India launched a Grand i10 Special Edition that came with red and black interior and some additional features. Hyundai could have launched this model to gauge the response to these updates, which are likely to make it to even the 2017 facelift.
2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Launch Date
|Launch Date||First Quarter 2017|
Hyundai India is yet to release the official details on the launch date. However, it is likely that the new 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift launch date will fall in the first quarter of 2017. The 2017 Grand i10 will launch before then new-gen Swift. This should give the updated i10 a free run of sorts until the launch of new Swift. Camouflaged test mules of the 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 facelift have been spotted in India on a handful of occasions. This means HMIL has been working overtime readying the new model for its launch by February 2017.
According to some reports, Hyundai was planning on launching the Grand i10 facelift by the end of 2016. However, now the launch will take place in either January or February 2017. Next year, Hyundai will also launch the AWD variant of the new Tucson SUV and the 2017 Verna. The Carlino compact SUV and an MPV in will come to us by 2018.
2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Price in India
|Model||Expected Price (Petrol)||Expected Price (Diesel)|
|Era||Rs 5.15 Lakh||Rs 6.00 Lakh|
|Magna||Rs 5.42 Lakh||Rs 6.30 Lakh|
|Sportz||Rs 5.68 Lakh||Rs 6.75 Lakh|
|Asta||Rs 7.15 Lakh||Rs 7.35 Lakh|
As can be seen in the price list here, prices of the Grand i10 2017 will be slightly higher than the current model. This will be justified by the addition of the new features. Currently, the Grand i10 range starts at roughly Rs 4.90 Lakh. Expect this price to go up by roughly Rs 25,000. The top-end Diesel model could cost Rs. 7.35 Lakh. Currently, it is priced at roughly Rs. 7.05 Lakh.
2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Mileage
|Hyundai Grand i10 Petrol Manual||18.40 KMPL|
|Hyundai Grand i10 Petrol Automatic||17.10 KMPL|
|Hyundai Grand i10 Diesel Manual||22.93 KMPL|
The 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 facelift could come with enhanced fuel mileage. The petrol model could have a claimed mileage of 22.93 KMPL. The Diesel model could offer both higher mileage and more refinement. The higher mileage should help the Grand i10 2017 to fend off the heat from the Tata Tiago.
New Hyundai Grand i10 2017 Interior Review
The Grand i10 has won a lot of accolades for its roomy and feature-loaded cabin. The 2017 Grand i10 Facelift too will offer the same sort of space, but with even more features! While the panels will remain the same in terms of design, the interior will get a black and red colour and trim. Feature additions should include buts like a new touchscreen AVN and auto aircon. The Grand i10 already comes with class-leading features and the 2017 model will be only better in this aspect. You can read more about the interior in our full review of the Grand i10.
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2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Exterior Review
Dimensions of the Grand i10 will remain unchanged. This means the 2017 facelift will be 3,765 mm long, 1,660 mm wide and 1,520 mm tall. Even the wheelbase will be same at 2,425 mm. The ground clearance is likely to be 165 mm. The boot space will be 256 litres and fuel tank capacity will be 43-litres. The India-spec model will borrow many design cues from the Europe-spec i10. The refreshed i10 comes with a ‘cascading’ front grille and integrated round LED DRLs. The fog lamp housings remind us of the Elantra while the rear bumper too gets new foglamps.
As we said, many test mules of the 2017 i10 have been spotted in India. These test drives are being conducted with heavy camouflage on the car’s front- and rear-end. This indicates the new look i10 will have a new nose and tail. We are pretty sure it will feature the new ‘cascading’ front grille and round DRls. Also expect new alloy wheels and side rub strips.
2017 Hyundai Grand i10 Exterior Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre Petrol/1.1-litre Diesel|
|Maximum Power||81 BHP @ 6000 RPM/ 70 BHP @ 4000 RPM|
|Peak Torque||114 Nm @ 4000 RPM/160 Nm @ 1500 RPM|
|Transmission Options||5-Speed Manual, 4-Speed Automatic/5-Speed Manual|
|Front Suspension||McPherson Strut|
|Rear Suspension||Coupled Torsion Beam Axle|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
The 2017 Grand i10 facelift will be only a cosmetic update. Hence, we don’t expect any major changes to the specifications of the Grand i10. Powering the 2017 Grand i10 will be a 1.2-litre Petrol and 1.1-litre Diesel engine. While both the engines comes with a 5-speed Manual transmission, the petrol model also gets an optional 4-speed automatic gearbox.
New Hyundai Grand i10 2017 Engines and Transmissions
As we said, the engines will remain largely unchanged. Hence, the 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 facelift will be powered by a 1.2-litre Petrol and a 1.1-litre Diesel engine. Both these engines will have enhanced fuel mileage. Also, the Diesel engine could have more refinement. The Petrol motor outputs 81 BHP, while the Diesel engine offers 70 BHP. The 2017 Grand i10, however, could be slightly more powerful.
Both the engines come mated to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox. Also, the Petrol engine gets an optional 4-Speed Automatic transmissions. Nothing’s for sure but rumours abound that the Diesel engine too could get an Automatic ‘box.
New Hyundai Grand i10 2017 vs Pre-facelift Model
As we’ve said, the 2017 Grand i10 is mostly a cosmetic update. That said, it is very likely to feature some important mechanical updates as well. However, focus will be to rejuvenate the car’s visual appeal. Also, addition of some new features should attract even more prospective buyers. The Grand i10 is among the most successful models by Hyundai India. And the upcoming 2017 facelift should help the car fend off fast-increasing heat from new models like the Tata Tiago. Safely expect us to come up with a detailed test drive review of the new 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 facelift in coming times.
Stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for more news updates and a review of the new 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 facelift.
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