Second-gen Hyundai Grand i10 to launch in India on August 20

The all-new Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback will be launched in India on August 20, 2019. This will mark the introduction of the second-generation of the popular B-segment hatchback in India. The updated model will come with comprehensively redesigned styling, on the outside as well as inside.

Let’s talk about the exterior changes first. The new Hyundai Grand i10 2019 is expected to get a wider front grille, sharper headlamps, a large air dam on the bumper, and sharply indented fog lamp housings. The tailgate, taillights and alloy wheels too will be all-new, thus giving the hatchback a fresher appearance.

Meanwhile, on the inside, changes will revolve around a new dashboard layout and an updated touchscreen infotainment system that will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This might be the same unit that was seen recently on the Hyundai Venue compact SUV. As a result, the new-gen Grand i10 will even get the company’s latest BlueLink connected car technology. Meanwhile, the instrument cluster in the new Grand i10 will be a part-digital-part-analogue unit.

Powering the 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 will be a BS6-compliant version of the current 1.2-litre, four-cylinder Kappa engine. This unit will develop around 83 PS, while being mated to either a 5-speed manual or an AMT automatic. This new automatic gearbox will replace the torque converter seen on the current model. Hyundai will also introduce a BS6-compliant version of the current 1.2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine, while will be available with just a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Once launched, the new Grand i10 2019 will continue to rival the likes of the Maruti Swift and the Ford Figo. Hyundai India will also launch a new-gen model of the Xcent compact sedan in the near future. Since the Xcent is based on the Grand i10, we expect the changes seen on the hatchback to trickle down to its compact sedan sibling as well.

It is worth noting that the current-gen Grand i10 will continue to sell in the Indian market. However, this model will get a ‘Prime’ suffix to its name and will be available only to commercial vehicle customers.

Image Credits: Autocar

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *