The official launch will take place this February

Hyundai is all set to introduce the Grand i10 facelift in India in the month of February; this will be their first major launch for the Indian market in the year 2017. Details of the soon to be launched hatchback now have surfaced online including information about its new updated engine and pricing.

According to the recent reports the facelift Grand i10 prices will start from INR. 4, 58, 000 for the base ERA petrol trim while the top end Asta diesel is expected to be priced at INR. 7.33 lakh(ex showroom). The best thing is that the facelift variant base variant will now be atleast INR. 30,000 cheaper than the existing variant. Apart from the revised pricing the hatchback facelift also gets a revised lineup as well. The Asta(O) trim has now been discontinued in favour of standard Asta trim, while two new trims are also being added to the current lineup which includes Sportz(O) and the Sportz(O) AT which is available exclusively with the petrol variant.

Coming to the cosmetic changes the soon to be launched Grand i10 will get a wider front grille, repositioned front fog lamps and a new rear bumper to go with the frontal changes. Unfortunately there are no other big changes made to the hatchback.

2017 Hyundai Grand i10 With Updated Diesel Engine Spotted! Exterior
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In terms of interior equipment the facelift hatchback gets a new 7.0 inch touchscreen system which will most probably be made available from the mid-level Magna AT trim onward. The touchscreen infotainment system will get an integrated Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link connectivity features. While some other additional equipments includes a parking camera and also an automatic climate control setup. The top end trims is also expected to get a completely new set of alloy wheels as well.

Coming to the drivetrain options, the 2017 Grand i10 gets 1.2-litre Kappa petrol motor which is capable of producing about 83 PS of peak power and 114 Nm of torque. The diesel variant on the other hand now gets an updated 1.2 Litre, three cylinder motor which will produce about 75 Bhp of peak power and 171 Nm of torque. The new 1.2 Litre unit will replace the current 1.1 Litre motor which makes about 71 ps and 180 Nm. The engines are offered with manual while there is also an automatic transmission available on offer exclusively with the petrol variant only.

Once launched the 2017 Grand i10 will compete directly with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift and Honda Brio. Hyundai also has plans to update their Xcent sedan as soon as they launch the hatchback in the month of February

Source: Team-BHP

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