It has emerged that the Hyundai Grand i10, the recently launched B segment hatchback, has managed to garner as many as 13000 bookings! Such has been the response to the latest offering from Hyundai Motors India Ltd that the manufacturer is mulling over capacity expansion to meet the burgeoning demand. So far, the car maker has delivered a total of 8,411 units of the Grand i10. However, delivery to as many as 4,500 customers stands pending at the moment. Currently, the Era and Magna variants are commanding a waiting period of one month, with the higher spec’ed Asta and Sportz variants having a waiting period of two months.
The Grand i10 is the fifth hatchback in HMIL’s product portfolio and is based on the latest gen 2014 Hyundai i10. The Grand i10 is larger than the Euro spec 2014 i10 and sports a different exterior styling.
The Grand i10 is on sale with two engine variants- a new 1.1 litre CRDi diesel which has been derived from the i20’s 1.4 litre oil burner and a 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine that has been carried over from the earlier i10.
Worth mentioning is that the Grand i10 offers some first-in-segment features such as Rear AC vents, Cooled Glove box, Rear parking sensors, Integrated audio system with 1 GB hard drive, smart key with push button start and stop for keyless entry/exit and ignition on/off and auto folding outside rear view mirrors. The audio system of the new Grand i10 also offers Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity, along with steering mounted audio controls.
Other than a long list of gizmos, the car also features an array of active and passive safety features. These include- dual airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), central locking and engine immobilizer.
Looking at the sales performance of the Grand i10, it would be safe to say that the car is well on its way to become yet another success story by Hyundai.