- Hyundai Grand i10 diesel variants to be phased out.
- Only to be sold with a petrol engine in three variants.
- Only manual gearbox to be offered; no auto variants to be sold.
Hyundai India is all set to launch the all-new Grand i10 NIOS on August 20, 2019, in the country. There were several reports out in media which stated that current-gen Grand i10 would be sold alongside the new hatchback but now we have learnt that the diesel variants of the standard Grand i10 won't be on sale once the Grand i10 NIOS officially debuts next week. The report further said that the current-gen Hyundai Grand i10 will be available with the petrol engine in a total of three variants: Magna, Sportz and Sportz Dual Tone.
Hyundai Grand i10 diesel variants will be phased out to make way for the newer and bigger Grand i10 NIOS. Another reason to discontinue the diesel variants could be that the company doesn't wish to upgrade the engine to BS-VI emission norms. Hence, only petrol variants will be on offer with the 1.2L Kappa motor which develops top power of 83bhp while mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Buyers interested in auto gearbox would have no option but to opt for Grand i10 NIOS which will boast of AMT gearbox in both petrol and diesel fuel trims. The standard Grand i10 would be positioned between the Santro and NIOS in the South-Korean automaker's portfolio in the Indian market.
Hyundai Grand i10 petrol variants, which will remain on sale even after the NIOS launch, such as Sportz, Sportz Dual Tone and Magna attract a sticker price of Rs 5.83 Lakhs, Rs 6.17 Lakhs and Rs 6.40 Lakhs (All prices are Ex. Showroom, pan-India), respectively. The company is believed to drop the prices by around Rs 20,000 to make way for the Grand i10 Nios. The bookings for the new hatchback are in full swing at any company authorised dealership at a token amount of Rs 11,000 while it will take on the likes of Maruti Swift and Ford Figo in India. It will be the fourth hatch in Hyundai India's arsenal after the Santro, Grand i10 and i20.