We have been posting a fair bit about the upcoming Hyundai Grand i10 of late. Earlier, it emerged that the soon-to-be-launched Hyundai Grand i10 could come with some “first in class” features such as an integrated Audio system with 1 GB of internal memory, a cooled glove box, rear AC vents, Push button start, Smart Key and Electronically Adjustable and foldable OVRMs, et al.
We have now come to know that several Hyundai dealers across the country have commenced unofficial bookings of the car. For instance, dealers in Delhi are taking a sum of INR 25,000- 40,000 to get the car booked. In Mumbai, some dealers are taking pre-orders against a sum of INR 50,000. It may be noted that official price list of the car hasn’t yet been revealed.
The new Grand i10 will come to us with both petrol and diesel engine options. Powering the petrol variants will be the same 1.2-liter Kappa2 engine that powers the i10 and the i20. The diesel engine variant gets a newly develped 1.1-liter three cylinder diesel engine that has been derived from the i20′s 1.4-liter CRDi motor.
Visually, the Grand i10 benefits from the carmaker’s Fluidic design language and looks as contemporary as any other modern day Hyundai out there. The car’s exteriors borrow no design cues from the last gen i10 and yet, the design can easily be termed as evolutionary. Hyundai India hasn’t yet published the images of their new car’s interiors but we guess the interiors would be as well groomed as the exteriors.
The upcoming Hyundai Grand i10 will find itself positioned between the i10 and i20 in our car market. This means that the Hyundai Grand i10 would be seen rivalling the Maruti Ritz, the Ford Figo and the Nissan Micra in India.
Though Hyundai has so far refrained from publishing the spec sheets of the new car, we reckon that the diesel engine would have at least 70 PS of max power.
Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming 2014 Hyundai Grand i10 India launch details
via Car Dekho