The Hyundai i10 is a city car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2007. It replaced the Hyundai Atos in the model line-up, and was initially available only as a five door hatchback body style. The second generation of the car was presented in August 2013 and released in the beginning of 2014. A slightly larger version, the Grand i10, was developed primarily for the Asian market and was released in September 2013, together with a sedan model, the Hyundai Xcent. The third generation i10 will be launched in Q3 2019.
Hyundai introduced an all new front end design inspired by the Fluidic Sculpture design language. Its centrepiece is a new radiator grille which features chrome detailing. It also boasts a bracing set of 3D wraparound headlamps with multi reflector chrome surround fog lamps. The bumpers have also been redesigned with a new front grille to lend a more aggressive look.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd. released the new model in September 2013 as the Grand i10; it slots between the first generation i10, which will continue to be manufactured for the Indian market, and the i20. The Grand i10 differentiates from the European model with its wheelbase increase by 40 mm (1.6 in). The Grand i10 was launched in September at prices ranging from Rs. 4.29 Lakhs to Rs. 6.41 lakhs.
The Grand i10 is available with three engine options:
1.1 liter three cylinder U2 CRDi diesel
1.2 liter four cylinder gasoline
1.0 liter three cylinder LPG
The diesel engine delivers a mileage of approximately 24.0 kmpl (ARAI figure).
On February 2014, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) announced details on the Philippine market version of the Grand i10. The U2 CRDi engine is not offered in the country; instead, the base models come with the 1.0 liter three cylinder gasoline engine while the 1.2 liter four cylinder engine is reserved for the range topping L automatic transmission model.
The Grand i10 offers host of features, like dual toned interiors, enlarged cabin space, keyless entry, push button on/off and auto folding outside mirrors that automatically open and fold when car is unlocked and locked. In addition, the car is equipped with rear AC vents and 1GB internal memory to store music, which are both first in its segment.
In the beginning of 2014, Hyundai released the Grand i10 in Mexico. The car is offered with only the 1.2 liter four cylinder engine in the market.