A beautiful looking 5 door hatchback was ushered out of the gates of Hyundai in the year 2007 which was more or less aimed as a replacement for the Hyundai Santro. This was called the Hyundai i10 and it was brought to India in the same year. A face lifted version of the i10 was introduced in 2010 which had some dramatic changes in the engine. And now in 2013, another improved edition of the i10 is all set to wow the Indian consumers. This new breed is called the Hyundai Grand i10.
With an aerodynamic styling, the Hyundai Grand i10 looks stylish and chic. It has a sleek and classy chrome grille up in the front with the Hyundai badge proudly sitting on it. The chrome door handles and the LED infused turn indicators on the side mirrors impart a sophisticated appeal to the look of the car. At the same time, the roof rails and the integrated spoilers look sporty while also blending neatly with the other embellishments. At the back of the car, a rear wiper has been given and there is also a large bumper reflector that improves visibility for trailing vehicles.
On the inside, a combination of smart gadgetry makes the vehicle comfortable for its passengers. There is a stylish engine start/stop push button which adds to the convenience of starting the vehicle. A cool glove box and a luggage lamp that ensures proper lighting in the boot with the opening of the tail gate are both very neat features. Tilt steering option is available which allows the driver to adjust the steering wheel according to his/her comfort and convenience. There are audio controls also given on the steering wheel to operate the 2 Din integrated radio/CD/MP3 player. A keyless remote locking/unlocking system ensures safety and is easy to operate the car with.
Safety wise, an ABS (Anti Lock Brake System) has been implemented which helps greatly in the maneuverability of the car and prevents it from skidding on slippery road conditions. The car is also equipped with dual air bags to ensure safety of the driver and the passenger in case of any sudden collisions. Reverse parking sensors are also given which makes parking in cramped spaces a breeze. (These features however may or may not be available in all variants.)
The Hyundai Grand i10 has two engine options: petrol and diesel. There are four variants each in the two engine types and they are:
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The 1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine is a 5 speed manual transmission engine type. Maximum power is 83 PS @ 6000 rpm and maximum torque is 11.6 kg.m @ 4000 rpm. It has a fuel tank capacity of 43 litres and it efficiently delivers a mileage of around 18 kms/litre.
At the other side, the 1.1 U2 CRDI diesel engine is also a 5 speed manual transmission engine type. Maximum power is 71 PS @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque is 16.3 kg.m @ 1500- 2750 rpm. It has a fuel tank capacity of 43 litres and is capable of delivering a mileage of around 24 kms/litre, which is great for the pockets.
Priced between 4.29 lakhs and 6.42 lakhs (Ex Showroom price- Delhi) depending on the choice of the variant, the Hyundai Grand i10 has been launched in eight stunning colours: Golden Orange, Wine Red, Sleek Silver, Pure White, Silky Beige, Star Dust, Twilight Blue and Phantom Black.
The Hyundai i10 has always been a hit with the car and automobile experts. It has time and again been conferred with numerous accolades such as the “Car of the year 2008” by the BS Motoring, NDTV Profit Car & Bike India and Overdrive magazine. It has also won accolades internationally such as the “Best People’s Car” in the Asian Auto- VCA Auto Industry Awards, 2009 (Malaysia). With the coming of the i10 Grand, Hyundai only seems to be building a stronger base for winning more prestigious titles in the coming years.
Thus, a seemingly complete vehicle in itself, the Hyundai Grand i10 is now all set to be seen cruising on the Indian roads. With the features and the prices it has been marked with, this car is definitely going to prove itself as an irresistible option for the consumers here at home.