Hyundai has finally made a pretty good decision to discontinue the company’s most affordable taxi till date. While the reasons remain unclear, Rumours suggest that dipping sales might have been the key reason for discontinuing the grand i10 prime.
Although, with the Grand i10 being discontinued might favour the Nios variant which is needed selling like hot cakes. With that said the Hyundai Grand i10 Prime was launched just a couple of years ago and was mainly available in two trims supported by a CNG powertrain.
As of now the Hyundai Xcent is the only model being offered by the company which is available besides the Grand i10 Prime suitable for fleet owners. With that said Hyundai is also moving towards making BS6 forms one by one and rumour has it that the company might not update the closer fleets to BS6.
Axing the Grand i10 Prime can be considered as the first step towards this initiative. You might have also heard that recently hyundai had recalled the Hyundai Grand i10 CNG & Xcent CNG Recalled Due To Faulty CNG Filter . All of these recalled vehicles were non-ABS models. However Hyundai hasn’t confirmed this, but it is very likely to say that over 15,000 of the recalled models were from the fleet market. All of the recalled models came equipped with 1.2-litre petrol engine pushing the power output to 66.2hp with 99Nm of peak torque.
Also, Hyundai is also planning to launch its latest offering the “Aura” on the 21st of January which will be offered in 12 trims with 3 engine options. The engines will come compliant to the BS6 emission norms and only the 1.2-litre will feature an optional AMT while the the 1.0-litre will continue to support the 5-speed manual transmission.