Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer, today launched its fifth hatchback, the Grand i10, in Indian car market.
The Hyundai Grand i10 is basically the new gen 2014 Hyundai i10, albeit with different exteriors and roomier interiors.
The Grand i10 is different from the Euro-spec 2014 i10 but has been designed at Hyundai’s European design centre in Germany using design cues of Hyundai’s globally acclaimed ‘Fluidic Design’ theme. As we told earlier, dimensionally Grand i10 is longer and has larger wheelbase compared to its European version to cater to the space related need of Indian customers.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Grand is a world-class product developed for the Indian market. The Grand symbolizes Hyundai’s commitment to Indian customers by offering high standards of quality, durability and reliability. It offers an ideal urban mobility with a complete package from style to performance creating a new benchmark in the Compact High Entry Segment. We expect Grand with its excellent value proposition and its unique features, will serve wide range of customers in India.”
The Grand i10 has gone on sale with two engine options- 1.1 litre CRDi diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol.
The 1.1 litre CRDi diesel engine has a max power of 71PS@4,000rpm and peak torque of 16.3kgm@1,500~2,750rpm. Hyundai claims that the Grand i10 has a best-in-class mileage of 24.0 kmpl (ARAI figure). The diesel engine is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission that transfers power to the front wheels.
The petrol variant is powered by the all-aluminum 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine that benefits from Dual VTVT mechanism. The car has a max power of 83PS@6,000rpm and peak torque of 11.6Kgm@4,000rpm. The engine has a claimed FE of 18.9 kmpl (ARAI figure). The petrol engine offers the choice of 5-speed manual transmission and Automatic Transmission.
The Grand i10 offers some first-in-segment features such as Rear AC vents, Cooled Glove box, 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.
The Grand i10 comes packed with an array of active and passive safety features for the occupants. It is equipped with dual airbags, a passive safety feature which acts as a supplementary restraint system, to reduce injury risk in case of frontal impact. The ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) ensures effective braking and prevents possibility of wheel lock-up during panic braking. Grand also offers central locking, engine immobilizer and Rear parking sensor for enhanced convenience and easy parking.
Hyundai i10 Grand Features at a glance
- Rear AC vents (Segment Unique)
- Diamond cut Alloy wheels- unique 2 tone design (Segment Unique)
- Integrated 2-DIN MP3 audio with in- built – 1GB memory (Segment Unique)
- Smart Key with Push button Start and Stop
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Multifunction steering wheel with Bluetooth, audio and trip meter controls
- Auto folding outside mirrors with electric adjustment function
- Rear parking sensors
- Turn indicators on outside mirrors
- Cooled glove Box
- Tilt steering
- Leather steering wheel
- Front and rear power windows with driver auto down function
- Rear spoiler
- Chrome outside door handles
- Chrome surround front fog lamps
- Rear defogger
- Rear washer and wiper
- Roof rails
- Body side molding
- Driver seat height adjustment
- Dual airbags and ABS
- Front and rear power outlets
The Hyundai Grand i10, very much like the current i10, has gone on sale in as many as 4 variants- Era, Magna, Sports, and Asta. The Hyundai Grand i10 price list is as follows:
Hyundai Grand i10 Petrol
- Grand i10 Era – Rs. 4.29 lakhs
- Grand i10 Magna – Rs. 4.49 lakhs
- Grand i10 Sportz – Rs. 4.88 lakhs
- Grand i10 Asta– Rs. 5.47 lakhs
Hyundai Grand i10 Diesel
- Grand i10 Era – Rs. 5.23 lakhs
- Grand i10 Magna – Rs. 5.43 lakhs
- Grand i10 Sportz – Rs. 5.82 lakhs
- Grand i10 Asta – Rs. 6.41 lakhs
(All the prices are introductory and Ex-Showroom, Delhi)