The Hyundai Grand i10 is a facelift of the older i10 with much needed new looks and features. The car was upgraded not only in appearance but also in engines. In this write-up, we are going to provide you an in-depth review of the Hyundai Grand i10 car. We will have a look at the exterior, interior, engine options, safety options, and other important aspects related to this car.
The external changes are subtle but noticeable. The rear bumper has a sleeve and an additional black cover with big round mirrors and new and 14-inch alloy wheels are added to the sportive style of the car. It is more comforting and equipped with LEDs with DRLs.
The front bumper is fitted with a wider cascade design grid and the back looks better with the two-tone bumper. This vehicle has side shapes, but there aren’t the standard stripes, but the wide black belts and roof rails add character to the car. The overall design shows that the car is positioned between the Hyundai i10 and i20.
The high-end version – Asta comes with air-con controls, parking rear sensors, steering mounted audio controls, height-adjustable driver seat, tilt steering, and an integrated music system with a 1 GB internal memory to store your favorite songs. The rear AC vents are also the most important addition to the Hyundai Grand i10.
Due to the quality of the materials and the layout, the interior of Grand i10 feels premium. It also features a new, 7.0-inch, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible touchscreen. This new infotainments system also supports voice commands, which display visuals for the reverse camera after you connect your smartphone to it. The sitting is also very comfortable and cozier, with ample back legroom.
Although the petrol engine remains the same the diesel engine is getting bigger and stronger. The Kappa 4-cylinder engine has been tuned by Hyundai in order to enhance the driving experience and fuel efficiency, resulting in an engine that delivers 83hp of power and a peak torque of 113Nm. The better driving capability enables you to keep the car at city speeds in higher gears.
Diesel engine also offers a refined ride. This diesel variation is now a 1.2L U2 CRDi 3-cylinder engine with power supplies up to 74 bhp and a torque of 190 Nm. The supply of power without a noticeable turbo lag is very linear. The performance has been improved in practical terms. The new management and improved aerodynamics lead to a higher fuel-efficiency in both oil and diesel engines.
Ride and handling are also areas in which improvements were made. The suspension of the new Grand i10 has been changed somewhat and combined with good NVH features, offering you a smooth and calm driving experience. The sound insulation now looks good and the bump absorption is good. The car is now well controlled and handles wavy surfaces with absolute trust. The steering wheel is light enough to drive in the city and gets back on the move very well. The transmission is light with a short throw, making transmission a joy.
But where all the variants come with a driver airbag, only the models over Sportz get dual airbags, ABS is only available in the high-end version Asta and neither variant is supplied with speed-sensitive car door locks. Based on the above information, we can conclude that this car is a very safe car to drive.
Hyundai Grand i10's price begins at Rs. 5.91 lakhs and continues to Rs. 5.99 lakhs. Pricing is in the moderate range and any middle-class family can easily afford this car. Also, there are many premium features that are provided in this car. This all makes it a desirable car to buy at this price point.