Ever since its launch in 2013, the Grand i10 hatch has been filling the gap in between the smaller i10 and the king of the premium hatchback segment - i20. It has done this job pretty well but has started to see a fall in short in terms of sales lately. Even lucrative discount packages have not managed to lift up the figures and thus Hyundai realized that this is the time for giving it a fresh lease of life. So Hyundai will be launching the new model with mild exterior and interior changes unlike the heavy changes that were witnessed by the Hyundai Tucson and Elantra. The tweaked version is expected to make its way to showrooms by January 2017.
Hyundai Grand i10 facelift Exteriors
The design has underpinnings of the existing model but the front end comes with a new freshly designed hexagonal grille which is flanked by upswept headlamps with LED DRLs. The fog lamps will be housed in a boomerang shaped housing inspired from the all new Elantra. The sides profile flaunts the new redesigned side mouldings, chrome garnished door handles and new 14 inch alloy wheels. Moving towards the rear end, the tail lamps are not much different whereas the rear bumper has been redesigned and fitted with round reflectors that proffers an upmarket look.
Hyundai Grand i10 facelift Interiors
The cabin sees some upgrades in terms of fit and finish as the color tone has been changed to a red and black theme with upgraded fabric on the seats and the door trims. The overall layout of the dashboard however remains same as earlier with the addition of a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system replacing the previous 2-DIN unit. It is also equipped with Apple carplay, android auto and AUX, Bluetooth connectivity with 4 speakers. The safety features in the car consist of driver airbag whereas the passenger airbag is available for second last trim and ABS being standard across the range. Engine immobilizer, child locks, door ajar warning, height adjustable seat belts, parking sensors and parking camera will be available in the facelift.
Hyundai Grand i10 facelift Engine specifications and Mileage
The mechanicals won’t be fiddled with as it continues to be offered with the same set of engines. The 1.1-litre diesel U2 CRDi which is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission makes a power of 70 bhp @ 4000 rpm, torque of 160 nm @ 1500 rpm. The 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT on the other hand makes 81 bhp @ 6000 rpm along with 114 nm @ 4000 rpm. The petrol motor is mated to a 5 speed manual but there’s an option of choosing from a 4 speed auto as well. The mileage from petrol and diesel engines is 19 kmpl and 24 kmpl respectively.
Hyundai Grand i10 facelift Launch date, Price and Competition
The Korea based car maker has planned to bring the hatchback in the beginning of the next year and it is likely to be launched in January. The prices will rise marginally as Grand i10 features some upgrades this time around and base model will retail at INR 4.9 lakh and go on till INR 7 lakh (ex showroom Delhi) for the top model. The Hyundai Grand i10 is competing against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo and Honda Brio.