Renowned for being awarded the most coveted automobile award – the car of the year in 2014, Hyundai Grand i10 is an impressive combination of looks, space and performance. This trendy hatchback sports petrol and diesel power mills with both manual and automatic transmissions to boot. A LPG variant of this hatchback exists that utilises the petrol power mill for better engine performance and emission. The car comes clad in 8 stunning colours and quotes a price range of 4.6 lakhs to Rs.6.6 lakhs (Ex Showroom, Delhi). This powerful hatchback takes its position in the marquee against the likes of Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki SX4, Maruti Swift etc.
The attractive front fascia comes studded with a sweptback headlamp cluster, a sleek radiator grille embossed with a horizontal chrome slat, a fluidic designed bonnet, a large air dam surrounded by fog lamps ensconced in black casings. The sides accentuate the aerodynamic design cues and feature black coloured mouldings, 14 inches alloy wheels, chrome garnished door handles, and well sculpted body coloured ORVMs with side indicators. The rear end of the vehicle projects clear combination tail lamps, a micro roof antenna, an integrated spoiler – in addition to the large bumper with reflectors.
The cabin incorporates the next generation design cues and sports a dual tone beige and black colour ambience. There is plenty of storage space – at the boot, at the floor console, as in the seat back pockets, and in form of a glove box compartment. The premium fabric upholstery provides adequate leg and headroom and comes with headrests and lumbar support. Moreover, features like an AC/heater unit, a 2-Din integrated audio system, cup and bottle holders, luggage lamp, door map pockets etc., significantly enhance the comfort quotient.
Powertrains and their Performance
As Hyundai Grand i10 is available in petrol, diesel and LPG run variants, the petrol one boasts of a 1.2 litre Kappa dual VTVT engine displacing 1197cc of air. It produces maximum power and torque values of 81.6bhp at 6000rpm and 113.75Nm at 4000rpm. The engine comes mated to either a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox or a 4 speed automatic transmission gearbox. The diesel run trims on the other hand, sport a 1.1 litre CRDi power mill displacing 1120cc. It generates peak power and torque values of 71ps at 4000rpm and 16.3kgm at 1500 to 2750rpm. The LPG variant boasts of a 998cc 1.0 litre Kappa dual VTVT petrol power mill that can churn out maximum power and torque output of 68.05bhp at 6200rpm and 92.18Nm at 3500rpm, when driven in petrol mode and 66.08bhp at 6200rpm along with 90.2Nm at 3500rpm when driven in diesel mode.
Assured of a robust braking and suspension system in the form of front disc and rear drum brakes along with a McPherson Strut and a rear Coupled Torsion beam system, the hatchback comes bestowed with standard safety fixtures. The ones to highlight are an engine immobilizer, central locking, ABS (for the top variant), a high mounted brake lamp, keyless entry, and a rear parking sensor (for top variant).
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