Hyundai’s new compact sedan shares most of its design with the Grand i10 Nios.
Just days after introducing the new Grand i10 Nios, Hyundai has begun testing a new compact sedan in India. The heavily camouflaged test mule gives away a typical 3-box silhouette and the vehicle’s compact dimensions.
The new Hyundai compact sedan gets the company’s signature cascading grille which seems to be taller and wider than what is seen on the Grand i10 Nios. The compact sedan also gets honeycomb inserts instead of checkered slats seen on the hatchback. It gets vertically placed fog lamp inserts, a different front-bumper design that merges with the grille, a wide chin and a separate intake from the new hatchback. Boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lamps and large wraparound lights with LED elements are part of the package. The number plate is slotted on the rear bumper instead of the boot lid.
The cabin shares most of its design with the Grand i10 Nios as well. It gets a large 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A rear armrest, separate headrests for the second-row passengers and different seat-color options will be on offer. Though the Grand i10 Nios does not get Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity system, it is yet to be confirmed if the technology will be a part of the compact sedan or not.
BS6 compliant versions of the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine and the 1.2-litre diesel motor will run the new compact sedan. Expect an AMT transmission along with a manual gearbox for the same.
Once in the market, the new Hyundai compact sedan will compete against the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the Tata Tigor, the Ford Aspire and the Honda Amaze.
2020 Hyundai Compact Sedan
– Shares most of its design with the Grand i10 Nios
– Spotted testing in India
– Gets the company’s signature cascading grille
Source – AutocarIndia.com