2017 Hyundai Grand i10X (facelift) – 2017 GIIAS Live
Aravind Jayachandran, I'm a huge petrolhead, an automobile engineer, a massive fan of Ferrari, and loves collecting die-cast models for inspiration.
Following its unveiling last month, Hyundai has brought the India-made 2017 Hyundai Grand i10X (facelift) to the GIIAS for showcase. Prices start from 170 million rupiah for the base i10X manual.
The facelifted i10X carries over the changes from the regular Grand i10, both being manufactured and exported from HMIL’s Chennai plant. The former gets a new black-plastic panel over the facelifted bumper with a faux skid plate and red accents, black-plastic wheel arches, black-plastic side skirts with red highlights and a black plastic rear bumper with faux dual exhaust outlets and silver bumper garnish. The 14-inch two-tone alloy wheel set is exclusive to the i10X.
The interior is identical to the standard Grand i10. It has a dual-tone beige and black theme for the dashboard and seats, standard steering wheel, manual climate control, OEM 2-DIN audio system, and rear HVAC vents.
Being the more rugged variant, Hyundai has raised the ground clearance by 15 mm to 167 mm. Under the hood is a slightly bigger 1.25-litre Kappa petrol engine with 87 PS and 12.2 kg-m (119.64 Nm) of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic.