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Hyundai will launch a sedan based on the Grand i10 hatchback on February 4, just a few days prior to the 2014 Auto Expo. Camouflaged prototypes of the sedan have already been caught on test in and around Hyundai’s facility in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

Based on spy images of those prototypes, our artist, Shoeb, has rendered Hyundai’s upcoming sub-4 meter sedan, which will go up against the Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire. Our artist has given the car a short and stubby boot, a slim C-Pillar and taillights inspired by the hatchback.

Hyundai Grand i10 sedan new rendering

The Grand i10 sedan will be a sub-4 meter offering.

In order to price the sedan competitively, most of the exterior parts, and interior components such as the dashboard, steering wheel, switches and buttons and front seats will be shared with the hatchback. The engines are also expected to be carried over.

We have constantly highlighted that Hyundai may use the more powerful four-cylinder 1.4-liter CRDi engine from the i20, as it qualifies for the Indian small car duty benefits (displacing under 1.5 liters). However, if this does not pan out, the Korean carmaker will use the three-cylinder 1.1-liter engine which produces 71 PS and 16.3 kgm of torque.

The petrol engine will be the four-cylinder 1.2-liter unit with Dual VTVT, producing 83 PS and 11.6 kgm of torque. While the petrol will be offered with a 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmission, the diesel will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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  • Aravind

    Looks lot better than Dzire and Amaze. Hyundai is doing gr8 job in looks/design. Now only if they can improve ride handling and fuel efficiency, they can achieve market leader position.. Also they should not over charge in their service centers..

  • Raj

    This looks nice. Hyundai has created a solid platform with the Grand i10. It can now diversify into a sedan, small crossover and an MPV. They’ve got the basics correct, and so we can expect nothing short of superlative products. The Grand i10 truly deserves to be the Indian Car of the Year, and here’s hoping the sedan and SUV/MPV versions carry this forward.

  • Dhananjayan

    Big rear!