Korean automotive giant’s Indian arm, Hyundai Motor India is earnestly readying the updated version of its small hatchback, the Hyundai Grand i10.
Now, the refreshed car is supposedly expected to launch by February next month and it could come out with a new suffix to its name, to be called as the Hyundai Grand i10 Prime. Hyundai did already unveil the facelift a few months back at the Paris Motor Show of 2016.
The camouflaged test mules of the car have been spotted doing rounds in the country at multiple occasions, hinting to a possible introduction anytime soon. While facelifts do generally get minimal changes in parts such as bumpers, headlamps, tail-lamps and a little bit on the insides, similar changes are expected to come with the Hyundai Grand i10 facelift as well
A new design on the alloy wheels can be seen on the car spotted earlier , which bear diamond cut finishing like before, but this time, have a different pattern to them. On the insides, the most striking change which is slightly visible in the images shows the adjustable head restraints on the front seats. As a cost down measure, the front seats have integrated headrests in the current car and this seems to get changed in the next iteration.
The current version of the Hyundai Grand i10, which is on sale in the country is going to near three years since its launch and to keep things chirping in this space, Hyundai can be expected to let the car go on sale very soon. A model usually reaches its mid life-cycle mark by around this time of being on sale in the market.
The Hyundai Grand i10 comes with two engine options, a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol motor or a 1.1-litre three-cylinder U2 CRDi diesel. Both engines offer reasonable pep for normal city driving conditions and out of the two, it is the petrol which sees larger chunk of the sales, being a highly tried and tested unit from the earlier generation Grand i10 and in the Hyundai i20 hatchback as well.
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