The new generation Hyundai Grand i10 is set to be launched in India on 20 August 2019. Ahead of the launch, a media report claims that the new-gen Grand i10 will be based on the same platform as the Hyundai Venue. While the Venue is a sub-4m SUV, the Grand i10 will continue to be smaller than the Venue.
Hyundai teased the new-gen Grand i10 a little while back, with the teaser image revealing nothing but the car’s C-pillar and sloping roofline. Like most new-age cars, the new Grand i10 will feature a blacked-out C-pillar.
The car has been spied a few times in India already. The spy images reveal that the new Grand i10 will be similar to the old model in terms of its overall body style. It is expected to get a newly designed front grille, which could be wider than the one on the current model. The tail lamps are expected to feature LED lights.
As far as the engine options are concerned, the new Grand i10 is likely to get the same engines as the current model. In its current generation, the Grand i10 is powered by both petrol and diesel engines displacing 1.2-litres volume. The rumour mill suggests that Hyundai might consider offering the 1.0-litre, turbocharged petrol engine from the Venue in the new Grand i10. This engines makes 120PS under the Venue, and if it is offered in the same tune in the Grand i10, it would make it the most powerful mid-size hatchback in India.
The current-gen Grand i10’s prices start from Rs 4.98 lakh and go up to Rs 7.63 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The 2019 new generation Grand i10 is likely to be more expensive than the current model. In the mid-size hatchback space, the Grand i10 competes with the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo.