Hyundai Shelves Diesel Engine For The Grand i10

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 17/08/2019
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While Hyundai has announced it would sell the current generation of Grand i10 alongside the upcoming Grand i10 Nios, it will stop selling the diesel-powered version of the hatchback. That said, the Grand i10 Nios will get the option of an oil burner in the form of a 1.2-litre 83hp three-cylinder engine.

Hyundai India has announced that it has no plans of discontinuing the current generation of Grand i10 and will sell it alongside the upcoming Grand i10 Nios. But, there's a slight twist in the story, as Hyundai has decided to pull the plugs on the diesel variants of the current Grand i10, while the petrol variants will continue to share the showroom floor with the Grand i10 Nios.

Hyundai Grand i10 to be offered in the dual-tone colourway, when on sale after the launch of Grand i10 Nios.

Hyundai will position the Grand i10 between the Santro and the upcoming Grand i10 Nios, which is scheduled to launch on August 20. The Grand i10 will continue to sell in 3 trim levels- Magna, Sportz, and Sportz Dual-tone. The hatchback will be now available only with an 83hp, 1.2-litre three-cylinder Kappa motor that comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Customers planning to get the convenience of an auto-box will have to opt for the top-end trims of the Nios to get AMT as an option. 

The Grand i10 has been in the market since 2013 and has a decently long feature list that doesn’t let anyone feel its age. Packing in the features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs, rear AC vents, LED DRLs, rear parking sensors and camera, dual airbags, and ABS with EBD, the car is among the most feature-laden models in its class. 

With an ex-showroom price of Rs. 5.83 lakh for mid-spec Magna variant and Rs 6.17 lakh for the Sportz variant, one will have to pay a premium of Rs 23,000 over the Sportz variant to the get the car in the dual-tone shade. However, Hyundai is expected to drop the ex-showroom prices of the car to accommodate the Grand i10 Nios. The car is not expected to get any structural or cosmetics changes any time soon, but a slight front bumper makeover can be expected to help the car adhere with the new pedestrian safety norms coming in effect very soon.

Also Read - 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Overview.

The Grand i10 is already on sale, while the bookings for the Grand i10 Nios, which is scheduled to launch on August 20, have already begun. The new model can be booked against a sum of Rs 11,000.

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