Reports confirm that the launch of new Hyundai Grand i10 is scheduled for 20th August. It will get some cosmetic upgrades, new features and probably, a BS-6 engine.
Hyundai is extensively testing the new Grand i10 as it has been spied testing many times. Now, reports confirm that it will be launched next month itself. This comes as the third big launch from Hyundai after Venue and Kona EV.
The new Grand i10 will get some cosmetic upgrades, which will just differentiate it from the older generation. The original silhouette will remain the same. It is the second generation of Grand i10 and the current one is just a facelift.
Cosmetic upgrades will include some revisions to the front and rear bumpers, larger and sharped LED DRLs and possibility of the new Hyundai cascading grille. It could be in a different shape though.
Inside the cabin, the new Hyundai Grand i10 will get a completely revised dashboard and a new upholstery colour. We could expect a new touchscreen infotainment system with more features. Could it get the Blue Link technology or a de-tuned version of it? This could be a segment first feature.
Based on the spy shots, the new model could be a bit bigger than the outgoing version. So, we can expect the cabin to be a bit bigger. It already comes with rear AC vents, so it will continue with that.
Safety features onboard will include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, speed alert and seat belt reminder as standard features. The top-spec variant will continue with rearview camera.
Most importantly, there are high chances of it getting BS-6 compliant engine. The Grand i10 comes with a 1.2 Litre petrol engine and a 1.2 Litre diesel engine. Hyundai has confirmed that it will continue with small diesel engines.
The engines will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and could get the new AMT gearbox from the Santro for both the engines. With BS-6 engines, the NVH levels will also go down.
With all these upgrades, the prices will increase by a small margin of around Rs 10000-15000. As of now, it is priced starting from Rs 4.98 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
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