|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||1197cc||Manual||83PS @ 6000RPM||116NM @ 4000RPM||19kmpl|
|petrol||1197cc||auto||83PS @ 6000RPM||114NM @ 4000RPM||17kmpl|
|diesel||1186cc||Manual||75PS @ 4000RPM||194NM @ 1750 - 2250RPM||24kmpl|
The Hyundai Grand i10 is a sporty looking hatchback priced at Rs 4,91,337(ex-showroom, Delhi). The little hatchback is offered with a choice of 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines which come paired with an automatic and manual gearbox choices.
The new-generation Grand i10 has a very slight resemblance to the first-gen Hyundai i10. The fascia gets a cascade grille up front and Illumination duties are taken care by upswept headlamps, which are assisted by fog lamps and LED DRLs. The Grand i10 sits on 14-inch, dual-tone, diamond -cut alloy wheels and also features electronically adjustable ORVM with integrated side indicators on both the sides. Higher trim levels also offer chrome door handles and keyless entry for the driver.
The rear looks neat and compact, courtesy of taillights which sit at the edge. What the Grand i10 also gets is a sporty looking spoiler with an integrated stop light, rear wiper, reverse parking sensors and Hyundai badging. The Hyundai Grand i10 is 3765 mm long, 1660 mm wide, 1520 mm in height and it has a wheelbase of 2425 mm. With its compact dimensions, the Hyundai Grand i10 is best suited for city conditions, as it can effortlessly counter Indian traffic.
On the inside, the Hyundai Grand i10 is offered with a black and beige colour scheme. Infotainment needs are handled by a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is Apple Car Play and Android Auto compliant. The driver can easily access the infotainment system with the help of steering mounted controls. The Hyundai Grand i10 also employs features like front and rear A/C vents, electric power steering wheel, front power outlet and front power windows as standard.
On the other hand, top-spec variants gets features like front and rear power windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs, cooled glovebox, tilt steering, battery saver, rear wiper with washer, push button start/stop and adjustable rear seat headrests. The instrument console features an analogue tachometer and a speedometer, accompanied by a small display which provides information about distance covered, average fuel economy and temperature.
The Hyundai Grand i10 gets safety features like driver and passenger side airbag, ABS with EBD, central locking, rear defogger, immobilizer, reverse parking camera, reverse parking sensors and keyless entry.
Under the hood, the Hyundai Grand i10 is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol unit which develops 83 ps at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm at 4000 rpm. It comes paired with a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Hyundai also has a 1.2-litre diesel unit on offer which churns out respective power and torque output of 75 ps at 4000 rpm and 190 Nm at 1750-2250 rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Both the motors are fuel-efficient and are rated for 17-19 Kmpl (petrol) and 24 Kmpl (diesel). The Hyundai Grand i10 is capable of storing 43 litres of fuel at a time. The petrol engine is peppy in nature. It revs happily till its redline, is also efficient, and has power spread throughout the rev range. On the other hand, the diesel engine is efficient, feels punchy to drive and for a 3-cylinder, feels pretty refined too.
Hyundai Grand i10 price starts from INR 4.91 Lakh to INR 7.51 Lakh.
Hyundai launched the i10 in 2007, and it managed to rack up decent sales figures. To keep buyers interested, Hyundai refreshed the i10 with Kappa engines and also added an automatic variant. While recently the Korean manufacturer has unleashed its `fluidic` design on the Verna, Elantra, i20 as well as the Eon, the i10 has also received the design expression finally. It’s very easy to call it an i10 facelift, but let the i10 suffix not lead you into thinking it’s a mere upgrade. The Grand i10 is a totally new car in itself, and Hyundai has not only retained the i10`s strengths but also improved an already strong product by leaps and bounds. Hyundai has taken this opportunity to introduce the U2 1.1l 3 cylinder diesel engine as well. But for now we will focus only on the 1.2 liter petrol variant.
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