South Korean auto major Hyundai is reportedly planning to kickstart its product launch strategy for 2017 in India with the Grand i10 facelift. The company has already started testing the Grand i10 facelift and test mules under camouflage were spotted recently in Chennai.
A report in Zigwheels confirms the launch of Grand i10 facelift in January 2017. The facelift version of the Hyundai's workhorse will feature a design shift in line with the new i10 unveiled for European market August this year.
The Grand i10 facelift will have a younger stance highlighted by the changes in the front. A new grille characterised by its curved flowing line will be called Cascading grille and it will become new identity for future Hyundai models.
The new Grand i10 will also sport a reworked front bumper and a set of new funky round LED daytime running lights positioned at the top edges of the grille.
On the rear, the hatchback will get a beefed up bumper design with thick black inlay and round rear fog lamps complementing the design change in the front. Redesigned side mouldings and newly designed alloy wheels will round off the fresh profile of the new Grand i10.
Inside the cabin, the facelifted Grand i10 could get feature updates, including a new touchscreen infotainment system. The Euro-spec model of the Grand i10 gets new seven-inch touch screen system featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and navigation.
Mechanically, the Grand i10 is likely to remain untouched in the new avatar. Currently, Hyundai Grand i10 petrol variant is powered by a 1.2-litre Kappa engine that can churn out 82bhp and 116 Nm.
The diesel model of the vehicle houses a 1.1-litre three cylinder U2 VGT motor engine that delivers 70bhp power and 163 Nm of torque.