The all-new Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback will finally go on sale in the Indian market on August 20, 2019. The hatchback has been spotted testing multiple times on Indian roads. A new media report claims that the next-gen Grand i10 will come with a 5-speed ‘Smart Auto’ AMT gearbox with the petrol engine.
The report further claims that the new Hyundai Grand i10 will continue to be offered in petrol and diesel fuel options. Adding to it, the company could also introduce the CNG version of the hatchback. The new AMT unit will replace the four-speed torque convertor automatic. It is reported that the AMT option will be offered on the Magna and Sportz variants of the Grand i10. The outgoing model has the 4-speed torque convertor AT in the same trims and it is expected that the AMT variants will also remain the same. Adding to it, the new Hyundai Santro also gets the AMT option in the Magna and Sportz trims. Also See – New-gen Hyundai Grand i10 – what to expect
The 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 will come with the BSVI compliant 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT petrol and 1.2-litre CRDi diesel engines. While the former is capable of producing 82bhp and 114Nm, the oil burner is good for 74bhp and 190Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels will come as standard, while an AMT unit will be offered as optional with petrol model.
The new Hyundai Grand i10 will be based on an all-new platform, which is likely to be the same that underpins the Venue compact SUV. The new architecture is lighter and safer than the current platform and it will be compliant with the upcoming crash test norms. The new model will also grow in size, which should improve cabin and boot space of the hatchback. The new model will challenge the likes of the Maruti Swift, Ford Figo and the upcoming Renault Triber.