One of the most eagerly awaited cars, the Grand i10 sedan has once again been spotted. With the unveiling just around the corner, this time, the car wasn’t camouflaged, but was just wrapped in a body cover.
Visually, the car looks very similar to the Grand i10 hatchback and shares much of its external appearance with the same. It also carries over the body cladding that the hatchback comes with. The side profile shows similarity to the point of the C-pillar. From there on, the roofline flows into the boot section and sharply rakes into the back.
The sedan stands at 3.76 meters, easily qualifying for the Government’s concessions. The rear loading lip is a bit high and gives the car a sporty look. The rear will sport same design of the rear lamps and indicators as the hatchback and it will be a same story with the interiors. The Grand i10 hatchback has the best creature-comforts in its class and it would be interesting to see the same in the sedan.
The sedan is expected to get the 1.4-litre diesel unit from the i20 premium hatchback that produces 89bhp and 219Nm of torque while the petrol unit is expected to be the 1.2-litre Kappa engine that produces 81bhp and 114Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed AT for the petrol, though there is a possibility of the diesel getting an AT box too, sometime in the future.
The sedan will compete in the C-Segment compact sedan class against the well established Maruti Swift Dzire and the Honda Amaze. If the success of the hatchback is anything to go by, the sedan will be prove to be a tough competitor in the segment.