Spotted: Hyundai Grand i10 facelift

Spotted: Hyundai Grand i10 facelift
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It’s been three years since the Hyundai Grand i10 made its global sales debut in India and it’s about time for a mid-life refresh. A prototype of the Hyundai Grand i10 facelift has been spotted testing in Chennai-Bangalore highway.

It’s been three years since the Hyundai Grand i10 made its global sales debut in India and it’s about time for a mid-life refresh. A prototype of the Hyundai Grand i10 facelift has been spotted testing in Chennai-Bangalore highway.

The test mule has its front and rear fascias hidden. We expect a revised grille, new bumpers, tweaked headlamps and taillights. The car is also seen with new dual-tone alloy wheels.

The spy photos didn’t reveal the interior but we expect minor upgrades. The top-end variant could get a touchscreen infotainment system.

Hyundai Grand i10 has been gaining over the aging Maruti Swift of late and the mid-life refresh would make it an even stronger product. Under the skin, the Grand i10 facelift is most likely to retain the existing 1.2-litre Kappa 2 four-cylinder petrol engine which pumps out 83 PS and 114 Nm of torque, and 1.1-litre three-cylinder diesel engine that is rated at 71 PS and 160 Nm of torque.

The petrol motor is available with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The oil burner is available only with a 5-speed manual unit.

The Hyundai Grand i10 facelift is expected to be ready early next year. The Xcent compact sedan would also adopt similar upgrades eventually.

This article first appeared on Rushlane.com

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