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  • January 22, 2019

Hyundai Grand i10 Hatchback First Drive & Performance

Hyundai Grand i10 Overview

The 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 is a facelifted version and plugs the gap between the i10 and the i20. The Grand i10 was introduced keeping the requirement of consumers falling in this bracket. The 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 is offered with two engines, a new 1.2 litre diesel and a 1.2 litre Kappa petrol unit. Both engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, however, the petrol engine is also offered with a four-speed automatic unit. Notable changes in the 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 include a new 1.2 litre diesel engine, a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with some cosmetic changes. Hyundai Grand i10 in Tryaldrive

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Hyundai Grand i10 Design & Style

Honestly speaking, Hyundai Grand i10 has never been a looker. The aim of the carmaker was rather more on functionality than the appearance. Hence, the car still looks clearheaded but appeal a large number of enthusiasts without attempting to impress a particular niche of customers. The facelifted model brings an all new front look with the headlights and the upper portion of the grille carried from the previous model. The changes can be seen in the form hexagonal grille going a little angular along with changes in the bumper.

Then there is alteration in the fog lamp enclosure which is now sleek and features air ducts on the top, foglamps in the mid and LED daytime running lights at the bottom. All these changes at the front lend the car a sportier look. At the sides, the only addition is the new 14-inch diamond-cut alloys adding to the bold character. The rear profile features revised bumper and a large black plastic board running across the breadth of the car. Overall, the car has been improved on the design front and scores well in terms of contemporariness.

Hyundai Grand i10 Cabin & Comfort

People familiar with the car will find the similar ambiance inside. The carmaker has retained the upmarket cabin with the two-tone dashboard and steering remaining the same as before. However, they do get subtle changes. The key attention will be definitely the new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with the interface similar to that of sibling Elantra sedan. And this is not a plain jane unit but powered by Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and even MirrorLink. The navigation apps of your smartphone can be easily integrated into the system.

The infotainment also provides visuals from the rear camera. On the other hand, the lower variants get the 5-inch touchscreen unit which supports USB, Bluetooth, and Aux-in connectivity. The output from the 4-speakers is good enough for the car of this stature.The seats have now become more comfortable and supportive. They now get the right amount of cushioning to keep you tucked in. You get ample amount of legroom at the rear. The height adjustable driver seat and the tiltable steering wheel set you in the preferred driving position. Coming to the feature list, the carmaker this time has installed automatic climate control which adds more to the comfort factor. And the rear ac vents are just icing on the cake, especially in the torching summer weathers.

Further, the feature list continues to impress us with the addition of voice recognition button added to the steering wheel. Other than that, you get the same comfort and convenience including power outlets at front and rear, cooled glovebox, one-touch power windows, push-start stop button and electrically adjustable ORVM. Talking about space, as the name (grand) suggests, it’s utterly convenient for 5 passengers. The car offers best in segment 256L of boot space.

Hyundai Grand i10 Engine & Gearbox

Powering the  Hyundai Grand i10 are two engine options, a 1.2. L Kappa petrol engine and a 12 L CRDi diesel engine. Power generated by the petrol motor is 82 hp at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The diesel engine produces 73 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque from 1,750 rpm to 2,250 rpm. Both engines have been tuned for moderate balance between performance and fuel efficiency.There are two transmission options available for the Hyundai Grand i10, a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The automatic transmission is available only in the petrol engine powered versions. The automatic transmission aids to comfortably drive in stop and go traffic.

In this update, the carmaker has tweaked the engines a little to marginally improve the mileage figures. Hyundai has added new alternator management system and with the improved aerodynamics, the car promises to return good mileage. Where the petrol powered Grand i10 delivers ARAI certified 18.9kmpl, the diesel on the other hand, returns 24kmpl.The Hyundai Grand i10 with its two transmission and two engine options has acceptable mileage figures of 24.95 kmpl for the diesel engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox, 19.77 kmpl for the manual petrol variants and 17.49 kmpl for the manual automatic.

Hyundai Grand i10 Ride & Handling

The suspension setup of the new Grand i10 has been tweaked and boy, that’s the area where it shines. The car gobbles up the bad roads and potholes without breaking a sweat. The ride quality is amplified by nice NVH levels that make the car damp and serene on roads. It clearly feels like you are sitting in a segment above car.

Hyundai Grand i10 Braking & Safety

The Hyundai Grand i10 has a special anti-corrosive steel ring structure to improve rigidity for occupant safety. Additional safety features like ABS and co-driver airbags are available in the higher variants while all versions are offered with driver airbag and immobiliser.

Hyundai Grand i10 Price in Bangalore

Hyundai Grand I10 Ex-Showroom Price in Bangalore ranges from 4,57,054/- (Grand i10 1.2 Era Petrol) to 7,32,056/- (Grand i10 1.2 Asta Diesel). Get best offers for Hyundai Grand I10 from Hyundai Dealers in Bangalore. Check for Grand i10 price in Bangalore at Carzprice

Hyundai Grand i10 Verdict

The Land Rover Discover Sport features stylish looks, excellent powertrain, great ride and handling, elegant cabin and an over-achieving off-road capability and is a bargain for the entry-level price.Back in 2014 when this car was launched, it won many awards. But as technology evolved, it was about time that it got a refresh. Hyundai has responded well and has kickstarted the year 2017 with a promise to cut no corners.Overall, the new 2017 Grand i10 gives you no reason to ignore it and makes better value for money than ever before.

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