Grand i10 updated, sedan version also launched

Hyundai’s Grand i10 is one of the top players in the segment for small hatches. The Grandi10 has been revamped, but the important news is the addition of a sedan version.

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Just when you think the sedan is a distinct species thanks to the growing popularity of crossovers and SUVs, the market seems to still absorb small sedans rather than medium sized ones with a wide range of local competitors.

What’s new?

Exterior:

The Grand i10 (both hatch and sedan) received some new styling lines on the outside such as a new light cluster at the back, a new front grill finished in black and a new layout for the daytime running lights integrated into the front grill.

The sedan has a slightly different appearance with an extra piece of black finish between the bumper and the bonnet.

The block-oud C-pillar gives and interesting look to both the hatch and even more so the sedan. There is also an updated version of the Grand i10 Cargo, which is a panel van type of conversion of the hatch model, following the same styling cues as the hatch.

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Interior:

Some new instrumentation and added technology are part of the package like a new 8” Infotainment System with CarPlay and Android Auto and a conventional instrumentation display with a 3.5" TFT LCD in the Fluid version. The Fluid gets a reverse camera and the Motion model’s parking sensors.

Engines:

A combination of the 1-litre, 3-cylinder engine (49 kW & 94 Nm) is used in the entry side of the hatch range while the 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine (61 kW & 114 Nm) is also used in the hatch range, the 1.2-litre power train is exclusively used in the sedan range.

Size:

The sedan version is a bit longer than the hatch (3 995 mm vs 3 815 mm) and it stands to reason that the boot of the sedan can take slightly more luggage than its hatch sibling (402 litres vs 360 litres).

Prices:

Panel Van: Grand i10 1.0 Motion Cargo M/T (R245 900).

Hatchback: Grand i10 1.0 Motion M/T (R229 900), Grand i10 1.2 Motion Auto (R269 900), Grand i10 1.0 Fluid M/T (R264 900), Grand i10 1.2 Fluid M/T (R279 900) and the Grand i10 1.2 Fluid Auto (R309 900).

Sedan: Grand i10 Sedan 1.2 Fluid M/T (R279 900) and the Grand i10 Sedan 1.2 Fluid Auto (R309 900).

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