By : Ryan bubear
Hyundai Automotive South Africa is set to launch its new Grand i10 in the coming days but we’ve laid our hands on some important details – including pricing – a little early.
Revealed in August 2019, the new Grand i10 will be imported from India, where it wears the Nios badge (though we understand the SA-spec version won’t inherit this moniker). The new model measures 3 805 mm (up 40 mm) from nose to tail, with a wheelbase of 2 450 mm (up 25 mm). Ground clearance is 157 mm while the luggage compartment swallows a claimed 360 litres. Expect all models to feature dual front airbags and ABS with EBD.
The local range – again slotting in above the Atos – will once more comprise five variants, with a mix of two trim levels (Motion and Fluid, the latter with the option of a black-painted roof), two engines and two gearboxes. Pricing starts at R191 900 and runs through to R256 900 (hat tip to the folks over at duoporta).
The naturally aspirated 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine carries over from the outgoing range, though its peak power output increases by a single unit to 49 kW (maximum torque is unchanged at 94 N.m). This powerplant is again offered with the choice of a five-speed manual gearbox or four-speed automatic transmission.
Interestingly, however, the 1,25-litre engine (64 kW/120 N.m) used in the outgoing range has been replaced by a slightly smaller (still naturally aspirated) 1,2-litre four-pot, as used in base i20 models. In the new Grand i10, this engine offers the front axle 61 kW and 114 N.m. The two gearbox options mentioned above apply here, too.
While the previous range did without a service plan as standard, the new model looks set to gain a one-year/15 000 km arrangement to go along with its five-year/150 000 km warranty (plus the Korean firm’s additional two-year/50 000 km powertrain warranty).
Expect Hyundai Automotive SA to release detailed specifications in the coming days…
Hyundai Grand i10 1,0 Motion: R191 900
Hyundai Grand i10 1,0 Motion AT: R216 900
Hyundai Grand i10 1,0 Fluid: R216 900
Hyundai Grand i10 1,2 Fluid: R230 900
Hyundai Grand i10 1,2 Fluid AT: R256 900
See Full Hyundai Grand i10 price and specs here