Hyundai has discontinued the diesel variants of the previous generation Grand i10. Now, it is only available in petrol MT and CNG MT variants.
Hyundai has silently discontinued the diesel engine variants of the Grand i10. With the launch of the Grand i10 Nios, the company is slowly reducing the number of trims and variants available with the previous generation i10. Now, the car is only available with petrol and CNG powertrains, and in only Magna and Sportz trims.
The diesel engine in the Grand i10 was a 1.2-litre unit, capable of producing 74 PS and 190 Nm of peak power and torque. That engine is still available in the Grand i10 Nios. As for the remaining powertrains on the previous-gen i10, there is a 1.2-litre petrol motor that produces 84 PS and 114 Nm, and a petrol/CNG mill that makes 82 PS and 110 Nm when running on petrol and 67 PS and 98 Nm when running on CNG. Transmission options only include a 5-speed manual. The available 5-speed AMT has also been discontinued.
With the reduction of the Grand i10’s line-up, there is now a considerable gap between the previous-gen i10 and the current-gen model. The Grand i10 Nios is priced from Rs. 4.99 to 7.99 lakh. In comparison, the Grand i10 is priced between Rs. 5.83 and 6.5 lakh. The company, thus, is offering more versatile pricing in the newer model, and the previous-gen model is only offered as an alternative.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios offers more trims and a wider price range than previous-gen model
There has been no news on whether the Grand i10 will be upgraded to BS6 compliancy next year, so there is a high probability that Hyundai will be discontinuing the car in India before April 1st, 2020. If so, the Elite i20, Grand i10 Nios, and Santro, will be the only hatchbacks remaining in the South Korean manufacturer’s India portfolio.