New Hyundai Grand i10 spied, launch in January 2017

2017 Grand i10, when launched in India, will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo.

By: | Published: December 1, 2016 11:30 AM
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South Korean car maker, Hyundai has been testing its facelifted version of the Grand i10 and recently a camouflaged test mule of the hatchback was spotted on the Indian roads. The company is expected to launch the vehicle in January 2017. Hyundai earlier showcased the facelifted version of the Grand i10 at the Paris Motor Show 2016.

It is expected that the Indian model of Grand i10 is expected to get design cues from the European model of the Grand i10. The facelifted version will get cosmetic changes at the front and at the rear. At the front, the new Grand i10 sports the 'Cascading' grille with integrated LED DRLs and fog lamps at the front. The hatchback also features redesigned bumpers and a reworked tail gate at the rear. Along with this, the facelifted version gets a newly-designed 14-inch alloy wheels.

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Inside the cabin, the 2017 Grand i10 will largely get the same design as the current model. It is expected that it might get some changes such as new seat upholstery, new instrument cluster, automatic control and  updated touchscreen infotainment system

On the mechanical front, the facelifted version of the Grand i10 will not get any updates and will retain the same 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine and 1.1-litre iRDE diesel engine. As for the transmission options, the engine will be coupled with 5-speed manual gearbox for the petrol and diesel engines, while a 4-speed automatic gearbox could be offered with the petrol motor.