Earlier this year, Hyundai unveiled a facelifted version of its i10 hatchback. This vehicle revealed the updates that we would get on our Grand model in India. Now ahead of official debut early next year, the test vehicle has been spotted doing the rounds outside Chennai.
Despite the camouflage, the hatchback sports a bigger hexagonal grille integrated with LED DRLs and a reworked bumper. New 14-inch alloy wheels, a redesigned rear bumper and tail gate are other changes that the Indian model might also get as a mid-life makeover.
The interior of the upcoming Grandi10 is also expected to be refreshed with new upholstery and features. The overall layout and design will remain the same, but Hyundai might add in an updated infotainment system and automatic climate control amongst other features.
The powertrain options for the new Grandi10 are expected to be the same from the existing model. This includes the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol and 1.1-litre iRDE diesel units. Transmission options are also expected to be carried over with a five-speed manual as standard and the option of a four-speed automatic in the petrol trim.
We are expecting Hyundai to launch this latest iteration of the Grandi10 in India in early 2017. It will continue to face competition from the Maruti Suzuki Swift, whose next-gen model is also expected to be launched in the latter half of 2017.