SCOOP! Prototypes of Hyundai Grand i10 sedan ready for road tests

Posted on: Oct 22, 2013 - 9:23am IST

As regular readers know, Hyundai India discontinued the Accent in June this year, though the company still produces the car for export markets such as Algeria. The discontinuation of the Accent is part of a long-term strategy, wherein Hyundai could fill its place with a much more modern compact sedan based on the BA platform that underpins the Grand i10.

Seen here is our artist, Shoeb’s rendering of a sedan based on the Grand i10.

We just had a chat with our source in Hyundai and there are interesting details worth pointing out. Firstly, the sedan will duck under the 4m length thereby making it a Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze competitor.

The first few prototypes have already been built and testing has already commenced. Our source was specific to point out that the rear door has been carried over from the Grand i10 without any changes to its design. The pillar line starts slim from the top of the door and thickens as it reaches the bootlid. The boot itself may look small from the outside, but it should match the competition in terms of volume. Our source described the taillight’s design as a “typical Hyundai design” and said that it stretches into the bootlid.

Hyundai Grand i10 rear window
The rear door has been carried over from the Grand i10 without any design changes.

As far as the powertrain options go, it would share the same engine options as that of the Grand i10 – a 1.2-liter Kappa2 petrol engine and a 1.1-liter U2 CRDi three-cylinder diesel engine.

Stay tuned to Indian Autos Blog for further updates on the Hyundai Grand i10 sedan.

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5 thoughts on “SCOOP! Prototypes of Hyundai Grand i10 sedan ready for road tests

  1. Jishnu S V says:

    As Mr. Chanakya pointed out they will surely bring in the tried and tested 1.4 ltr CRDi from the i20 to compete head on with the Amaze. 1.1 ltr CRDi will also be there as an option. The i20’s 1.4 ltr VTVT petrol with Automatic can also be used. Six airbags may be optional and a segment first. Reverse camera, etc etc the options list could be very long.
    I also think a hot hatch diesel in the form of Grand i10 1.4 ltr CRDi is welcome.

  2. Chanakya says:

    They should get the 1.4 ltr diesel from i20. The 1.1 crdi would be too lack lustre in a sedan

  3. DRG says:

    Manza if built well and made changes to make it look good.. Yes it id definitely a better car. Currently after a year, we can see rust in the wheel rim and the quality of welding are pathetic.

  4. Milo says:

    I think Manza is a better choice

  5. sri says:

    If that is the case then for people who thinks on amaze might shift to i10 sedan for its quality but still 3 cylinder engine might not compete with Honda’s 1.5I-Dtec


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