New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) on Wednesday opened bookings for its upcoming new hatchback Grand i10 Nios.

The third generation Grand i10 Nios can be booked with a payment of 11,000 at all Hyundai dealerships across the country and official digital platforms, HMIL said in a statement.

The vehicle will be launched on 20 August.

"With the New Grand i10 Nios, we have created a new paradigm ensuring to maximise our customers’ emotional values in the perfect harmony with the four elements of Hyundai design identity: ‘sensuous sportiness’, such as proportion, architecture, styling and technology," HMIL MD and CEO SS Kim said.

The company is targeting millennials with the ‘Nios’ which means ‘more’, offering "more value, more features, more space and more excitement".

HMIL said the Grand i10 Nios is the third generation of brand i10 and will co-exist with Grand i10 which will further expand Hyundai portfolio and cater to a much wider segment of customers from urban, semi-urban and rural markets.

While Hyundai has only taken covers off its hatchback, it hasn't mentioned any specifications.

An Autocar report says the i10 Nios is expected to be powered by two BS6 compliant engine options of the existing 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine and U2 diesel engine.Both motors would be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, however Autocar believes AMT automatics are also likely be offered with both.

Hyundai has released two pictures of the i10 Nios and we can expect some bits to be borrowed from the Hyundai Venue connected compact SUV that was launched in May this year. The steering wheel, AC vents and even the infotainment system seem to have been borrowed from the Venue.

With inputs from PTI.

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