Hyundai has taken the wraps off its new Grand i10 Nios in India just a day after the Korean firm released a sketch of the upcoming European-spec i10.
We’ve asked Hyundai Automotive South Africa for clarification on which version is destined for local shores (and will update this article once we hear back), but it seems very likely this Indian-built model will be offered in SA.
So, let’s take a closer look at the newcomer. The automaker’s Indian arm released an image of the front of the new hatchback, a second photograph providing a look at the cabin as well as a video (embedded below) showing a little more detail.
The headlamps feature an outline similar to those of the teased Euro-spec model, but the Grand i10 Nios employs boomerang-shaped daytime running lights (rather than the circular items featured in the aforementioned sketch). It also gains front foglamps, a different interpretation of the signature grille and (predictably) smaller alloy wheels. Inside, you'll notice the touchscreen-based infotainment system.
The firm also confirmed the model’s updated name. So, what's the reason for the addition of the “Nios” suffix? Well, Hyundai says it means “more”, claiming the third-generation model offers “more value, more features, more space and more excitement”.
While Hyundai has provided little in terms of technical details, it is interesting to note the new Grand i10 Nios will be offered alongside the existing Grand i10 in the Indian market.
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