Hyundai has posted the first sketches of next generation i10 hatchback model for the European markets. The next-gen Hyundai i10 is the European equivalent of the new-gen Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.
The India and the Europe-spec models of the i10 are basically the same, but have some differences among them. The new i10 is the third generation model and will debut in its production-ready version at the upcoming 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. This will be available only in the international markets, while the Grand i10 Nios will be available in India and is set to launch on 20th August.
The South Korean car major has confirmed that the new-gen i10 will be featuring the Hyundai Blue Link connected car tech, while this same tech has yet not been confirmed for the all new Grand i10 Nios. As per the sources, the Grand i10 Nios might not be receiving the Blue Link technology, as the official images of the hatchback don’t reveal the IRVM along with certain controls for the Blue Link that are seen on the Venue compact SUV. Nevertheless, the new hatch will be getting endowed with wireless smartphone charging that is a premium feature, which is usually seen on cars a couple of segments above it.
Meanwhile, the next-gen Hyundai i10 has been caught testing on the roads in Europe. Going by the spy shots, it is very apparent that the Euro-spec new i10 shares some design details like the headlights with the India-spec new Grand i10 Nios. However, the Euro-spec hatch looks a much sportier than the India-spec Nios.
As per the teaser sketch released by Hyundai, the new i10 will flaunt the Korean auto giant’s signature cascading grille flanked by stylish circular LED DRLs integrated headlights. Unlike its Indian sibling Grand i10 Nios, the i10 comes endowed with a split design for the front grille. The air curtains on the front bumper of the new i10 further make it look a lot more stylish and sporty than the Nios.