The Hyundai Grand i10 has created enough hype around it, while still playing the card close to its chest. While we have official images of the car, no information on the variants and prices are out yet. But various dealers have unofficially started accepting bookings for the Grand i10 with the belief of delivering the car within few days of the launch.
Our enquires have revealed that for an amount of Rs 5,000 one can pre book a Grand i10, but presently under the name of the i10. Post launch, the existing booking will be transferred to the desired Grand i10 variant. The dealers have opted for this deviated route as the variants or prices are not revealed yet. It seems dealers are equally uninformed about the variant details and prices, not confirming anything but the basic info about the car.
The car will be positioned as an entry level diesel model in the company’s India line up, and will be powered by the familiar 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine along with the new 1.1-litre three cylinder diesel motor speculated to produce roughly 75PS of power. The design language follows the fluidic philosophy and flaunts crisp features and lines. The trademark hexagonal grille, stretched headlamps and a new fog lamp-DRL cluster defines the refreshed facia. The sides are relatively toned down and are defined by a sole crease along the door handle. A rear lip spoiler and a new taillight cluster completes the external design of the Grand i10.
As the Grand i10 will be sandwiched between the i10 and the i20, we expect the car will be priced around the Rs 4.6 lakh mark. This will mean that there will be a considerable amount overlap within the Hyundai hatchback line up and possible buyers will be spoilt for choices. But then, it’s always to better to have more to pick from than few, when it comes to cars at least, and for this very reason, the Grand i10’s entry into the heated hatchback segment is expected to be a ‘grand’ one indeed.