Hyundai Automotive South Africa has quietly added the new Grand i10 Cargo to its commercial vehicle range, offering the tiny load-lugger in two trim levels.
Targeting small businesses, the local arm of the Korean automaker says the Grand i10 Cargo boasts a load capacity of 1 202 litres (the rear bench has, of course, been binned), complete with “security barriers” on the rear and back windows.
The load area features a luggage net with hooks and a cargo barrier separating it from the front seats. Payload, though, is unclear at this stage.
Priced at R184 900, the Grand i10 1,0 Motion Cargo is powered by Hyundai’s familiar naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine, offering 48 kW and 94 N.m to the front wheels. Meanwhile, the Grand i10 1,25 Fluid Cargo comes in at R221 900, and draws its urge from the firm’s four-cylinder petrol unit (worth 64 kW and 120 N.m).
Both derivatives feature driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, manual air-conditioning and Hyundai’s five-year/150 000 km warranty (plus an additional two-year/50 000 km powertrain warranty).
While the Motion specification level makes do with a basic audio system (though still offering Bluetooth), manual side-mirror adjustment, electric windows up front and wheel covers over steelies, the Fluid model adds remote central locking, an upgraded infotainment system (with the optional of navigation), power-adjustment side mirrors, one-touch indicators, electric windows at the rear (although we’re not entirely sure why) and 14-inch alloy wheels.
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