We reported in detail when Hyundai Motors India Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of Korean car-manufacturer giant, unveiled the new Grand i10. Official word is now out that the new Hyundai Grand i10 will be launched in India on September 3. With this, the Grand i10 will become the fifth hatchback in Hyundai India’s car lineup.
As can be made out from the pics, the Grand i10 benefits from the carmaker’s Fluidic design language and looks as contemporary as any other modern day Hyundai. There is no really denying that the car’s exteriors borrow not even a single design cue from the last gen i10 but we feel that it would be safe to term the design as evolutionary. We also feel that the rear of the new car looks distinctively European and probably the best we have seen on any Hyundai hatchback so far.
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.
As was being expected, the new 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