The next-gen Hyundai Grand i10 will see some heavy changes to the platform, a newly designed face and tail section and BS-VI compliant engines.
The next-generation Grand i10 has already been spotted testing several times in the country wearing heavy camouflage. The next-gen Hyundai Grand i10 is slated for its launch towards the end of this year but prior to that, a new spy video by Power Strokes has surfaced on the internet which offers new glimpses of this upcoming hatchback.
The platform has likely undergone some heavy changes this time around to make the next-gen Grand i10 comply with the stricter safety norms that come into from October 1, 2019. Also, the engines on offer with the car will certainly be BS-VI compliant as the BS-VI norms are also setting in soon by April, 2020.
With this new generation of the Grand i10, there are quite some visual changes on the car. There’s a new headlamp assembly along with a new grille design to be in-line with Hyundai’s latest design language. A peak at the tail lamps suggest that they too have been revised. Although the car was under heavy camouflage, a revised tail lamp also hints at a completely revised tail section as well. The new car also gets funky new alloy wheel designs as seen in the spy images.
The video also peaks inside the new car. It reveals a brand new dashboard design along with new door panels as well. The next-gen Grand i10 could also be much more feature loaded and is also expected to feature Hyundai’s new Blue Link Technology that was debuted with the recently launched Hyundai Venue.
There are some mechanical changes on the cards as well. The current 1.2L, naturally aspirated, four-cylinder engine will likely be downsized to a smaller three-cylinder turbocharged engine like we are seeing in a lot of Hyundai cars. The current diesel engine on offer could stay the same, i.e, it is likely to continue with the 1.2L, three cylinder diesel engine, but that too will certainly be updated to be BS-VI emission norms compliant.
With all these updates, the prices of the next-gen Grand i10 is also expected to go up by at least 20,000-40,0000 across all variants, more so for the diesel BS-VI variants. The Grand i10 will go against the likes of the Ford Figo and Maruti Suzuki Swift and will be priced between Rs. 5.3 lakhs to Rs. 7.9 lakhs (ex-showroom) when it is launched later in the year.
Image Source – Power Stroke