Korean automaker, Hyundai is readying a range of new cars for the Indian market. The company will soon enter into the sub-4 meter SUV space. To be based on the new Santro's platfrom, the Hyundai Styx compact SUV is scheduled to make its global debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show in April. The SUV will be launched in the second quarter of 2019. Adding to it, the company will also introduce its first electric car Kona SUV in India during festive season Diwali.
Hyundai has started working on the new-generation Hyundai Grand i10, which has been spotted testing on Indian roads. The new model will also use the new Santro's platform. The spotted model was heavily camouflaged and reveals very little about the possible design changes. Wearing heavy pseudo cladding, the car seems an early prototype. The final product will look a lot different from the spotted model.
The spotted model was equipped with steel wheels with hubcaps similar to the current Grand. In fact, the outside rear view mirrors are similar to the one offered in the outgoing model. The company hasn't revealed the exact launch details of the car. It is expected to be launched in late 2019 or early 2020.
The next-gen Hyundai Grand i10 will be a global model. In fact, the hatchback has been spotted testing in South Korea as well. This model was equipped with several new design elements like stylish alloy wheels, sleeker ORVMs with integrated blinkers, a roof antenna and a newly designed horizontally positioned tail-light. The hatchback will also receive projector headlamps.
It is expected that the new Grand i10 for India will share visual changes in-line with the global model. The new model will be lighter and bigger than the outgoing model. The hatchback will receive dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder, speed alert and central locking as standard safety features. The hatchback also likely to get an upmarket cabin and several new features including upgraded infotainment system and better cooling system.
The new-gen Hyundai Grand i10 is likely to come in petrol version only. It is expected to receive the BSVI compliant 1.2-litre petrol engine. Both manual and automatic (AMT) versions are likely to be on offer.
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