Hyundai Grand i10 facelift starts testing, launch in 2017

Hyundai Grand i10 caught testing

Hyundai prepares Grand i10 facelift to take on the new Swift launch in 2017.

South Korean automaker, Hyundai has been working hard to increase its market share. The company which has been concentrating on premium products is also silently working on the bread and butter models like the Grand i10, Eon and new Santro.

The company has started work on the Grand i10 facelift and the car was caught testing in Chennai. The spy pics reveal the cars front, side and rear all in cameoflauge which indicate the minor changes the hatch will undergo.

Grand i10 facelift features

The  Grand i10 facelift will get minor tweaks like new detailing in headlamp & tailamp, revised grile with hexagonal design mesh, new set of alloy wheels and new color options. Inside the Grand i10 could carry the dual tone interiors offered on the Anniversary edition and 6.2” Touch Screen Audio-Video system from Blaupunkt.

We cant expect major changes in terms of equipment, but Hyundai may offer Airbags and ABS across all variants.

Engine options will be same which includes 1.2 kappa and 1.1 CRDI diesel engine. Transmission options include 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic gearbox on the 1.2 petrol engine option.

The Grand i10 comes with decent feature list such as Large legroom and boot space, Rear AC vents, Reverse parking assist system, Smart key with push button start/stop, 2 DIN integrated audio, Steering mounted controls and Electric adjustable mirrors.

Grand i10 facelift changes will also be carried to the Xcent sedan which shares everything except the stubby boot.

The Grand i10 has moved up the ladder and now starts at Rs. 4.5 lakhs mark. The new Swift too will be priced in a similar bracket but will be featured packed to regain its lost position due to aging factor. The compact hatch segment has now been further divided into compact and premium compact the later which has models like the Baleno, Elite i20 and Jazz.

Grand i10 facelift will take elements from Hyundai i10 sold in Global markets

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