Hyundai’s popular little Grand i10 lost a bit of market share in 2017, dropping from 2.1% to 1.6%, but the company still shifted 5327 units. It’s markedly lower though than the rival Picanto from sister company Kia, which sold 8140 units of its entry-level model last year. Hyundai will be hoping to regain some ground with the arrival of a new Grand i10. The company has also revised the line-up. "We had a relook at the Grand i10 range, changed the specification levels and added a new entry derivative with a 1.0l engine and the Motion specification level," says Stanley Anderson, sales and operations director of Hyundai Automotive SA. Exterior changes depend on the model, but include things such as a new hexagonal grille, revised rear LED lights, LED daytime running lights and new wheels and wing mirrors. There are changes to the interior too: colour-coded trim panels on the Glide, partial leather upholstery and a new infotainment system. This system has a touchscreen and Bluetooth con...

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