The Hyundai Grand i10 sedan will be officially unveiled next week in India, just ahead of the Delhi Auto Expo 2014. The car, spied in testing late last year, will join the Grand i10 hatchback (seen above) in the lineup – the latter made its debut last August at the same time as the European second-gen i10.
The sub-four metre offering is set to take on the likes of the Honda Brio Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire in India, and like the hatch, should be available in two engine variants for that market, these being the new 1.1 litre U2 three-cylinder diesel and a 1.2 litre Kappa four-cylinder petrol, paired with a manual box or four-speed auto transmission.
Equipment specification shouldn’t veer very far from its trunkless sibling – the Grand i10 hatch features dual airbags, rear air-conditioning vents, parking sensors and a two-DIN audio head unit with 1GB of internal memory as well as a cooled glove box in its highest spec trim. More on the car when it debuts next week.
In early 2013, it was reported that the Korean automaker was planning a small sedan based on the i10, and that the car was part of the company’s production plans for its Turkish assmebly operations. Its Izmit factory builds the i10 for Europe, so there should be plans for an European version of the i10 sedan.