We reported in detail when the Indian subsidiary of Korean car-maker giant unveiled the new Hyundai Grand i10 in the country. It has now emerged that the new Hyundai Grand i10 could come with some “first in class” features that are conspicuous by their absence on some of the much bigger cars.
The good folks at AugoGadget report that the Hyundai Grand i10, very much like the current i10, will be available in as many as 5 variants- Era, Magna, Sports, Asta and Asta (O). The flagship variant will come with various high end features such as a 2 Din integrated Audio system with 1 GB of internal memory, Steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, a cooled glove box, Rear AC vents, Push button start, Smart Key and Electronically Adjustable and foldable OVRMs. Other premium features include Driver Side Auto Down power window, Rear parking sensors and 14 inch alloy wheels.
Design-wise, the Grand i10 benefits from the carmaker’s Fluidic design language and looks as contemporary as any other modern day Hyundai. There is no denying that the car’s exteriors borrow not even a single design cue from the last gen i10 and yet, it would be safe to term the design 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 Grand i10 will be launched in India in both petrol and diesel engine variants. Powering the petrol variants will be same 1.2-liter Kappa2 engine that powers the i10 and the i20. The diesel engine variant gets a new 1.1-liter three cylinder diesel engine that has been derived from the i20′s 1.4-liter CRDi motor.
The upcoming Hyundai Grand i10 will find itself slotted between the i10 and i20 when it is launched in our car market. This means that the Hyundai Grand i10 could 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