SCOOP! Hyundai Grand i10 saloon coming in 2014

Hyundai has only just revealed the all-new Grand i10 hatchback, which is set for launch in India on September 3. But that’s not all Hyundai has been busy with.
By : Autocar India
| Updated on: 13 Aug 2013, 17:39 PM
SCOOP-Hyundai-Grand-i10-saloon-coming-in-2014
SCOOP-Hyundai-Grand-i10-saloon-coming-in-2014
SCOOP-Hyundai-Grand-i10-saloon-coming-in-2014
SCOOP-Hyundai-Grand-i10-saloon-coming-in-2014

Hyundai has only just revealed the all-new Grand i10 hatchback, which is set for launch in India on September 3.

But that's not all Hyundai has been busy with. Hyundai is developing a saloon derivative of the Grand i10, which is likely to hit Indian roads in the first half of 2014. And it can't come a moment too soon. The compact saloon segment is one that is witnessing tremendous growth and Hyundai is anxious to launch it own sub- 4 metre saloon to grab a slice of the action.

Hence, after the Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback, the next big thing for Korean car make will be the three-box or saloon derivative on the same BA platform to take on rivals like the like the Honda Amaze and Maruti Dzire. Also, the Grand i10 saloon will fill the large void in the lower end of Hyundai's model line-up left by the Accent after it was finally phased out earlier this year. In fact, there is a possibility that the Grand i10 saloon which is an India-only product (and for a few other markets too) could wear the Accent moniker instead of the alpha-numerical 'i' nomenclature which is reserved for global products. The new saloon is unlikely to be called the i15 as the '5' numeral, according to Hyundai's badging policy is meant for crossover products. It is for this reason that the Grand i10 wasn't christened the i15 either as was erroneously speculated.

Similar Cars

Find More Cars
Hyundai Grand I10 Nios (HT Auto photo)
Hyundai Grand I10 Nios
1197 cc | Petrol | Manual | 21 kmpl
₹5.19 - 8.52 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
1462 cc | Petrol | Manual
₹11 - 18 Lakh* *Expected Price
Tata Tigor (HT Auto photo)
Tata Tigor
1199 cc | Petrol | Manual | 20.3 kmpl
₹5.39 - 7.82 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2022 (HT Auto photo)
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2022
998 cc | Petrol | Manual | 24.35 kmpl
₹5.4 - 7.1 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Tata Altroz (HT Auto photo)
Tata Altroz
1199 cc | Petrol | Manual | 19.05 kmpl
₹5.44 - 9.63 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price
Renault Kiger (HT Auto photo)
Renault Kiger
999 cc | Petrol | Manual
₹5.45 - 10.09 Lakhs**Ex-showroom price

To keep costs in check, the Grand i10 and the saloon derivative are likely to be common right up to the B-pillar but the rear section will be completely different with new rear doors and a boot section which, according to company sources, has been well integrated with the rest of the car and doesn't look like its been glued to the back. Unlike the Amaze, which has a much longer wheelbase than its Brio sibling, the Grand i10 saloon is likely to share the same wheelbase as the hatchback, which is in essence a stretched version of a regular i10 with a wheelbase that is a substantial 100mm longer.

FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on
FOLLOW US:Stay Updated with latest content - Subscribe us on

Hyundai's new compact saloon or next-gen Accent will be powered by the same set of engines as the Grand i10. This includes the familiar 1.2 litre Kappa petrol motor and the all-new three-cylinder 1.1-litre VGT 'U2' diesel engine that will debut in the upcoming Grand i10. The compact engine bays rules out the possibility of offering the option of the bigger and more powerful 1.4, four-cylinder diesel motor that does duty in the i20. But, with just a 1.1 diesel, the Grand i10 saloon could have a performance disadvantage against the Amaze and Dzire that have stronger engines.

Where the Hyundai Grand i10 saloon will seriously score over its rivals is with equipment. We expect Hyundai to adopt its usual strategy of equipping its cars with best-in-class features, just as we have seen in the Grand i10 hatchback. And of course, given the economies of scale or sharing of costs the saloon will enjoy with the hatchback, we can expect it to be priced very competitively.

Read our review of the Hyundai Grand i10

First Published Date: 08 Aug 2013, 22:41 PM IST
TAGS:
Recommended For You
View All
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking VIEW OFFERS you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city