Revealed – Grand i10 Facelift; Gets a Bigger 1.2 Liter Diesel Engine…

Grand i10 facelift launch is expected in the coming few days as it gets revealed completely in these spy pics…

For the month of December 2016, both Grand i10 as well as Xcent registered impressive sales (dispatches) of 10,519 and 3993 respectively. Meanwhile after getting caught on the roads (under camouflage), the 2017 Grand i10 facelift has already started reaching dealerships according to these spy pics taken by a Team BHP member. Update – New pics by Topgear appended.

These first spy pics reveal the India-spec version which looks very similar to the Euro-spec car. Launch is expected in the coming few days, which will mean that it will reach our shores within four months of its global unveil in Paris.

The biggest change is the introduction of the bigger 1.2 Liter diesel engine which will produce more power and torque; also confirmed in the following pic as it gets a ‘1.2D‘ badging. The outgoing version uses a 3-cylinder 1.1 Liter motor. Among other changes, it is expected to come with a 7 inch infotainment system, new alloy wheels etc.

Sibling Xcent is also getting a facelift soon and it will follow the new Grand i10. 2017 Xcent is expected to look very similar to its sibling with a much better rear section. Current Xcent’s rear looks like it is from the 90s era and the overall car doesn’t look a lot fresher either.

This also means that there are handsome discounts being offered on the outgoing versions. According to the official website, Hyundai was offering the current Grand i10 for benefits of upto Rs 91,000 for the diesel (and upto Rs 83,000 on petrol) whereas the compact sedan was on discounts of upto Rs 47,000 on both petrol and diesel variants.

Current Grand i10 for reference

It must also be noted that two rival compact sedans – Tata Kite 5 and Chevrolet Essentia will also be launching during the early part of the year.

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