Revealed not too long ago, the third-generation Hyundai i10, dubbed the Grand i10 NIOS has entered series production. The Korean carmaker recently rolled out the first, made-in-India Grand i10 NIOS out of its manufacturing plant near Chennai. Equipped with the best technology, the Hyundai Mega Manufacturing Plant is completely equipped for the mass production of this hatchback. This plant has advanced Manufacturing 4.0 production equipped with over 590 – Generation 4 Robots, Quality and Testing Capabilities along with Flexible Engine Plants. This car would be making its global launch on the 20th of August, 2019.
Commenting on the first production roll-out, Mr S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “This is a proud moment for us at Hyundai, with over 2.7 Mn Happy Customers worldwide the i10 brand (i10 and GRAND i10) has been one of the most loved hatchback, and today we are set to create history again with the Global First – roll out of 3rd Generation GRAND i10 NIOS, which will set new benchmarks in the hatchback segment while creating Brilliant Ownership experience for our customers”.
The front end of the Grand i10 NIOS gets a new appearance, with a wider version of Hyundai’s cascading grille, with lights at extreme ends. New indentations can also be seen on the bonnet up front, with a rather large Hyundai logo place above the grille. Fog lamps are placed in the lower end of the bumper and projectors can be seen in the headlights. Newly designed alloy wheels can also be seen on the car. The car also gets a floating roof design, with a blacked-out element on the C-Pillar of the car. The side blinkers are present on the outside rearview mirror and chrome handles can be seen on the sides and a shark fin antenna is also present on the top of the car.
On the inside, a new, 8-inch touchscreen has been integrated into the centre console with a floating design. Rectangular AC vents can be seen below the screen, however, the side AC vents get a turbine-like circular shape. Also on offer is an automatic climate control system, and some ports and storage space can be seen right above the dashboard-mounted shifter. One can also see massive storage areas in other parts of the car, including a new, carved out space right above the glovebox. The seats are covered in a lighter shade of upholstery and look neat. More on the Grand i10, as the launch date comes near, stay tuned.