Hyundai UK has officially announced the pricing and specification of the new i10. Sold as the Grand i10 here in India, this updated model comes in up to 10 variants with prices ranging between £9,250 (Rs 8.01 lakh) and £13,540 (Rs 11.72 lakh).
On the outside, design changes include a new layout for the grille, a redesigned front bumper with updated LED DRLs. At the rear, the rear lights are refreshed with a darker housing for a sportier look. Inside, Hyundai has introduced two new safety tech – Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning.
In terms of mechanicals, the i10 benefits from a modified steering gear ratio for a more direct feel, while larger front shock absorber has been added for better ride quality. As for the engines, there’s a 1-litre 3-cylinder Kappa engine and a 5 speed manual or a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder unit with a 5 speed manual or 4 speed auto.
A sizeable portion of the updates on the UK-spec i10 would be carried over to the Grand i10 facelift that’s due for launch in India early next year. The latter will be out next year and compete with other mid-size hatchbacks including the Maruti Swift, Nissan Micra and the Ford Figo.