We have been reporting in detail about the upcoming Hyundai Grand i10 sedan. Now, the good folks at MotorVikatan have managed to click the car once again after bringing us the spy pics of the car’s automatic variant earlier.
After pulling the plug on the Accent, the Grand i10 sedan will fill the void of a entry level sedan in the Korean automaker’s range. The car will lock horns with Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Indigo eCS and the comparatively new Honda Amaze. All these three cars have a fuel efficient diesel engine, so Hyundai will have to ensure that the Grand i10 sedan won’t lag behind others in terms of fuel efficiency.
As already reported by us, the car will be under 4m in length, making it eligible for the small car excise duty bracket. This fact can be confirmed from the pics, which show the small boot. The car will make use of the same dashboard design like the hatchback.
The powertrain options for the Hyundai Grand i10 sedan will be carried over from the hatchback. These include the 1.2 liter Kappa VTVT petrol engine. The car seen here is the one with this same engine, which produces 82 bhp of max power and 114 Nm of torque. The car will also be equipped with a diesel motor. Although not much details are available, it will be interesting to see if Hyundai will sell the Grand i10 sedan with both the oil burners- three pot 1.1 liter and the more powerful four pot 1.4 liter from the i20. The car will also available with an automatic transmission.
Hyundai will be launching the Grand i10 sedan in India this year. (Click here to read about all 40 odd cars that are headed to us this year). Do you think the Hyundai Grand i10 sedan will be able to surpass the sales figures of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Honda Amaze. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the Hyundai Grand i10 sedan.