Hyundai recently launched the upgraded version of i10 known as Hyundai Gradni10 in India and the company claims that this car has been made on a completely different platform and that the company does not aim to replace Hyundai i10 which will also be available in the market. The looks and design of this car are very attractive and this has been designed to exclusively cater to the requirements of Indians although the company does aim to launch it gradually in other countries as well.
Keeping in mind the demands and requirements of the Indian consumers, the company has designed the car and the major emphasis has been given to comfort of the passengers by increasing the wheel base.
The company has a lot of hopes pinned to Hyundai Grand i10 and expects it to go well with the Indian consumers due to the unique features and the comfort which this car claims to provide. The car enthusiasts and experts believe that this car has been launched by Hyundai to compete with the most successful hatchback in India, Maruti Swift, and its success is very important for the sales figures of the company.
Let us now look at why one should opt for this car:
1. Model apt for India and Indian Consumers
Hyundai Grand i10 has been designed by the European design center of Hyundai but is very different from the design of the model which has been launched in the European market. This car has been designed by taking inspiration from the fluidic design which has earlier been seen in Hyundai i10 and Hyundai Verna. The Indian model of the car has a wide and long wheel base in comparison to the European counterpart. This ensures more cabin space and comfort for the passengers, which is the main concern of the Indian consumers.
2. Number of Variants
Hyundai has launched four different variants for Grand i10. These are Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. The basic version of the car is Era which has features like power steering, engine immobilizer and air conditioning. The other variant Magna has features like fog lamps, central locking, all power windows, electrically controlled rear view mirror, keyless entry and air condition vents for the passengers on the rear seat as well. Magna is available in petrol, diesel and LPG variant.
3. Added Features in the High End Version
The high end versions of this car are Sportz and Asta which have many more features which make it a really cool car. The added features in Sportz are rear parking sensors, start with push button, steering wheel which can be adjusted, audio system which has a USB connectivity and Aux-in and mirrors which can be electrically controlled. On the other hand, Asta has features like seat adjustment for the driver based in height, wiper for the rear windshield and a defogger, alloy wheels, spoiler on the rear, audio controls on the steering wheel, media storage space of 1 GB and Bluetooth.
4. Attractive Exterior Design
The design of Hyundai Grand i10 is very stylish and the same time practical as well. This is a perfect for all the people who want to own a car which is better than all the other hatchbacks in the market but is also affordable. The front profile of the car looks very good with a radiator grille which is slim and sleek and has a chrome strip with the logo of the company in the middle. The headlamps on either sides of the grille have integrated indicators. The bumpers, door handles and rear view mirrors of the car are the same color as the body and the side profile with a body molding saves the car from any kind of minor scratches. There are indicator lights on the wing mirrors as well which look very attractive. The rear has a very sporty look as the spoiler has a stop lamp in the center.
5. Comfortable and Stylish Interiors
The interiors have been done up in dual colors of black and beige and look extremely elegant. The plastic and the leather that has been used to design the interiors are of great quality which gives the car a very premium look. The instrument cluster is also very impressive and has a speedometer, tachometer, fuel indicator and trip meter. The main attraction is the spacious cabin which is made possible due to the longer wheelbase. Spacious cabin ensures great leg room, knee room and shoulder room for all the passengers.
6. Great Performance and Powerful Engine
The petrol engine in Hyundai Grand i10 is a 1.2 liter Kappa Dual VTVT engine and has a displacement of 1197cc. This engine can produce a maximum power of 82bhp @ 6000rpm and a maximum torque of 114Nm @ 4000rpm. This engine is integrated to a five speed gearbox with manual transmission and a 4 speed gearbox with an automatic transmission. The diesel engine of this car is a 1.1 liter U2 CRDi engine with a displacement of 1120cc. This engine has the capability to produce a maximum power of 70bhp @ 4000rpm and a maximum torque of 160Nm between 1500 to 2750rpm.
7. Stylish and Efficient Wheels
The wheels in the petrol and diesel variant of the high end version of this car are 14 inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The radial tires of size 165/65 R14 are tubeless and have a great road grip which makes them perfect to be driven on any kind of roads. With effective grip, these wheels are perfect to be maneuvered on slippery roads as well and hence provide a lot of safety to the vehicle.
8. Efficient Braking and Handling
The front wheels of the car have disc brakes and the back wheels have drum brakes which ensure an effective braking system. The higher end versions also have ABS. The suspension of the car is very sturdy and the front axle has a McPherson strut type suspension whereas the back wheel has a twist beam type of suspension. This ensures that the car is steady on the roads. The handling of the car is quite good and it shows stability up to a speed of 100kmph.
The most attractive feature of Hyundai Grand i10 is the pricing which is very affordable and the base version is priced at 4.29 lacs whereas the high end version is priced at 6.41 lacs.
All these are good enough reasons to convince an Indian consumer to buy this car. What’s more, Hyundai Grand i10 is available in eight attractive colors namely wine red, golden orange, silky beige, pure white, stardust, phantom black, sleek silver and twilight blue.