Grand i10 Nios: Under this aristocratic name, Hyundai sells its new generation small city car in India (as well as in South America). The model was recently supplemented with a Corporate Limited Series, which offers two really useful (or at least sound useful) extras in addition to the 10-inch 10-inch touchscreen instead of 8 and motorized folding, turn signal bright exterior mirrors.
One is the bactericidal coated seat upholstery and the other is the HEPA-filtered, hand-operated air cleaner. The latter sounds particularly elegant, especially in light of the fact that the Hyundai Group announced last year that it is working on an efficient filter integrated into the air conditioner, which can be used to monitor the degree of air pollution via the touch screen.
However, there is no mention of this: the Corporate i10s offer a filter that can be purchased as an accessory and can be purchased in any Chinese online store, or in any Hyundai (Indian) store.
Of course, this does not mean that the distributor did not feel an important market niche: to date, almost five million cases and almost 80,000 deaths have been registered in India in connection with the coronavirus epidemic, which is a small but motivating factor compared to the population. it may be enough to choose a car with an air filter rather than a non-air filter. However, you don’t need a coronavirus to buy an air purifier in India: in the vast country, respiratory diseases have traditionally been the number one cause of death, due to air pollution, high levels of dust and the prevalence of smoking.
Incidentally, the Hyundai i10 is available in some markets not only in the hatchback design we also know, but also as a sedan.