Seems like Mexico has become the hottest export market for the India made cars. Recently, Mexico became the largest export market for Volkswagen India, after in a recent news, Hyundai has also launched the India made Hyundai Xcent in Mexico, albeit with the Grand i10 badging. The sub-4 metre compact sedan (3.99 metre in length) is the boot clad version of regular i10.
The South American country will only get a single engine, in the form of a 1.2 litre (1250cc) Kappa petrol engine that produces 87 ps of maximum power @ 6000 rpm and 121 Nm of torque @ 4000 rpm. It will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, while an automatic gearbox is expected next year. The sedan will offered with optional parking sensors, Automatic AC and one touch electric trunk.
Hyundai is the second largest automobile manufacturer of India and the biggest exporter in the country too. With a product line-up ranging from Hyundai Eon, which caters to first time buyers at Rs 3 lakh to Hyundai Sonata, priced at Rs 20 lakh, catering to premium segment buyers, Hyundai enjoys a dominant market in India.
The Grand i10 will be offered in three different trim levels- GL, GL MID and GLS. The price for the base variant starts at 134,900 Mexican Pesos (Rs 6,09,905), while the GL MID comes at 154,900 Pesos (Rs 7,00,000) and the top end GLS model will come at 168,900 Pesos (Rs 7,63,650).