Initially meant to replace the i10, this new hatchback from Hyundai is now available as a premium option for those who are looking for a new alternative. With its radical styling and high cabin quality, the Grand i10 is increasingly becoming popular among the Indian buyers.
This time around, Hyundai has not entirely stuck to its fluidic design philosophy. At the front, we see a single slat grille with a chrome Hyundai logo, finding its way in between the sweptback headlamps. The large hexagonal grille placed in between the smartly housed fog lamps attracts immediate attention. On the side profile we have a sharp crease running along the shoulder of the vehicle. It starts from the front fender and goes all the way towards the back, thereby touching the taillights. The top spec variant come with what the Hyundai calls ‘diamond cut’ alloy wheels. At the back, we have a sculpted boot lid and wrap around taillights which together, reminds one of the previous generation i20. There is a spoiler on top of the rear windscreen while the bumper gets large reflectors that look distinctive.
The grand i10 gets beige and black dual tone interiors. All around the cabin we find the use of high quality plastics. There is a leather wrapped steering wheel on offer. Buttons which control the multimedia system and the air con module have a nice premium feel to them. The gear liver gets glass treatment with the gears numbers written in a metallic finish. The vehicle gets 256 litre of boot space with lots of cup holders and cubby holes distributed all around the cabin. Hyundai has introduced rear AC vents in the Grand i10 which are a segment first. Also the car comes with 2 12V outlets, one in the front while the other is at the back.
Engine and performance
The Grand i10 is available with the option of 2 petrol units. A 1.2 litre unit which produces 82bhp at 6000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4000rpm while the other is a 1.0 litre unit which churns out 69bhp at 6,200 rpm and 92Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. Hyundai have introduced a completely new diesel unit for this vehicle. A 1.1 3 cylinder unit which is good for 71bhp at 4000rpm and 159Nm of torque in between 1,500 and 2,750 rpm. Both the petrol and the diesel powered vehicles come with a 5 speed manual transmission while the 1.2 litre kappa variant is available with a 4-speed automatic unit.
Maruti Suzuki Swift, Toyota Etios Liva, Ford Figo and Maruti Suzuki Ritz are some of the cars which the Grand I10 is pitched against.