Today being the festival of Dusshera, one of the many ways to celebrate this festival is to clean your vehicle and do puja (worship). After which you place a garland of flowers on your car / bike. It seems Hyundai India has done to their test mules of upcoming Grand i10 facelift.
A prototype of the Hyundai Grand i10 facelift has been spotted testing in Chennai-Bangalore highway by reader Manoj and Sairam earlier today.
The test mule has its front and rear hidden. But thanks to Hyundai revealing the i10 Facelift last month, we know exactly how the new Grand i10 will be looking for India. It gets a revised grille, new bumpers, tweaked headlamps and taillights. The car is also seen with new dual-tone alloy wheels.
Interiors too get a nice upgrade and is now seen with a revised dashboard featuring more ergonomic dashboard and a large 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.
For India, the Hyundai Grand i10 facelift is expected to be ready early next year. The Xcent compact sedan would also adopt similar upgrades eventually. Below are photos from Paris Motor Show, where the car made global debut.