The Hyundai i10 compact car is already in its third generation, and the time for a model update is about to come. What awaits us? This is hinted at by the Indian variant of the Hyundai i10 with its own name Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS.
No wonder – the updates are exactly as they should be for the middle of the life cycle of the model. But these updates are noticeable: a new front bumper and a changed radiator grille, original 15-inch wheels, rear lights are now connected with a strip. Small updates have led to a small increase in size – the Indian version of the Hyundai i10 is 3,815 m long.
Along with the hatchback, the Hyundai Aura sedan, built on its basis, was also updated. Such a car is distinguished by a different front bumper and running lights, but it has kept unchanged the design of the rear part and its almost 4-meter length (3.995 m to be exact).
It is worth noting that the sedan is intended only for the local Indian market. But surely such a compact and inexpensive sedan would find fans in Ukraine as well.
The rest of the updates are the same for the two models. Turbodiesel and 1-liter gasoline “turbo” disappeared from the range of engines. Only the 1.2-liter atmospheric engine of the Kappa series (83 hp) remains, which can be paired with a traditional 5-speed manual or AMT with one clutch.
The number of engines has decreased – but the equipment has been added: for example, side airbags are now offered. A new instrument panel is installed in the cabin – with a classic tachometer and speedometer and a small display between them. Interior design options have also changed, background lighting and USB Type-C have been added.
The cars will go on sale in the Indian market soon – in late winter or early spring. The price of a hatchback starts at $6.9 thousand, and a sedan starts at $7.8 thousand. European versions of the Hyundai i10, which are also offered in Ukraine, will be updated later and usually cost more. However, they will also be able to offer a larger list of equipment. Let’s wait and see!