5 unique facts about upcoming Hyundai Grand i10 sedan

Friday 20 December 2013, 10:23 AM by

Speculations are rife and rumour mill is constantly generating news about the unveiling of Hyundai India's new Grand i10 sedan. Interestingly, the new prototype from the South Korean auto giant will be showcased at the mega event. Industry experts are of a view that auto fanatics will be largely assembling at the exhibition to take a glimpse of newly developed model. Amid all the anxiety, Hyundai is leaving no stone unturned and is all geared up to announce the launch of its entry level sedan. Before going further, let us go through the aspects which will make the Grand i10 sedan a competitive car in its range.

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Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback

As it is a ubiquitous fact that the new generation sedan is based on the Grand i10 platform, a multitude of features separate the duo. This sedan has an elongated wheelbase than its predecessor, which is utilised and transformed into a boot. The roofline will be slightly dipped and exteriors will bear minor tweaks in order to incorporate the boot. The car is believed to be elongated up to nearly 4 metres. Interiors will be refurbished and the new generation sedan will flaunt superior quality consoles.

Interiors will be more capacious to comfort passengers and it is conjectured that the rear seats will be of a reclining type, to provide extra boot space. Primary features of digital odometer, power front windows, remote fuel lid opener will be tapped inside.

Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback

Basic specifications will be seen in the upcoming Grand i10 sedan. Under the hood, it is likely to come equipped with the same engine capacity as the ongoing hatchback. An option of 1.2-litre kappa dual VTVT petrol and 1.1-litre U2 diesel engine will be available with the former variant supported by an option of 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions. Whereas, the diesel mill will be melded with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox and the option of automatic transmission won't be available. A power output of 82 bhp and peak torque of 114 Nm is expected from the Kappa mill and the diesel engine will be churning 70 bhp with maximum torque of 160 Nm. And to increase the anxiety, a 1.4-litre i20's engine might also be added later.

Auto experts are highly anticipating that the new generation sedan will be better in terms of fuel efficiency. The redefined diesel engine bearing U2 technology was recently launched by Hyundai India in its Grand i10 model, which has performed effectively and, therefore, will continue the same operations in the sedan. An economy of around 24 kmpl is predicted from the sedan, which seems to be an impressive figure.

It is a nationally renowned fact that Hyundai India is the paramount of auto manufacturing, lagging just behind Maruti Suzuki. The South Korean auto maker has made people aware of its presence by delivering high performance durable cars, matching the Indian roads. Incessantly, the company has hugely inflated its domestic growth and one can not simply argue about Hyundai's design and concepts. The unveiling and launch of Grand i10 will be deemed success as per the experts and it is a belief amongst the vast fan base of the company that the new car will be as good as all other models offered by Hyundai.

A noteworthy opinion is that the entry level sedan segment, at present, is majorly dominated by the likes of Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire. Interestingly, both these cars fall in premium league and are providing the buyers with content features. It will be compelling to see that how Grand i10 sedan carries the legacy of its company and proves to be a better performer amid stiff competition.

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