Hyundai Launches Grand i10

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) launched Grand i10 on September 3. The launch marks the global debut of Grand i10 in India.

Speaking at the launch, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited, said, “The Grand is a world-class product developed for the Indian market. The Grand symbolizes Hyundai’s commitment to Indian customers by offering high standards of quality, durability and reliability. It offers an ideal urban mobility with a complete package from style to performance creating a new benchmark in the Compact High Entry Segment. We expect Grand with its excellent value proposition and its unique features, will serve wide range of customers in India.”

Engine & Transmission

The Grand will be available with two engine options the 1.1 litre advanced 2nd generation U2 CRDi diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol offering a combination of optimum performance and best-in-class fuel economy.

The advanced 2nd generation U2 CRDi diesel delivers 71PS @ 4,000rpm of maximum power and 16.3kgm @ 1,500~2,750 rpm of peak torque with best-in-class mileage of 24.0 kmpl (ARAI figure). This environment friendly U2 CRDi diesel engine is Euro-V ready with low emission and NVH levels. The U2 engine operates at a high pressure of 1,800 bar and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions. The linear power delivery and flat torque over wide range of rpm’s ensure smooth and jerk free drive. The diesel engine is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission offering higher driving pleasure with enhanced fuel efficiency and refinement.

The all-aluminium 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine comes with Dual VTVT mechanism delivering optimum engine performance with 83PS @ 6,000 rpm of maximum power and 11.6 Kgm @ 4,000 rpm of peak torque with a mileage of 18.9 kmpl (ARAI figure). The petrol engine offers the choice of 5-speed manual transmission and automatic transmission.

Product and Design Development

Grand has been designed at Hyundai European design centre in Germany using design cues of Hyundai’s globally acclaimed ‘Fluidic Design’ theme. Hyundai Motor India Ltd and Hyundai Motor Company Namyang R&D Engineers have worked closely from the conceptual stage to the final product development. The slopping roofline along with integrated roof rails gives a sporty and aerodynamic feel while the elongated sharp headlamps, sleek wraparound tail lamps and segment unique 2-tone diamond cut alloy wheels lend a premium and sporty feel to the Grand. The interiors of Grand i10 instill a wide sense of space with high quality fit and finish. The 2-tone beige and black interior gives premium and luxury touch to the interiors of Grand. Dimensionally Grand is longer and has larger wheelbase compared to its European version to cater to the space related need of Indian customers. For enhanced comfort of the rear passenger the Grand offers first-in-segment rear AC vents. Moreover, the rear window design on Grand is wider to avoid claustrophobic feel for the rear occupants. The Grand offers hi-tech features like smart key with push button start and stop for keyless entry/exit and ignition on/off, auto folding outside mirrors which automatically opens and folds when the car is unlocked and locked. The tilt steering offers the most comfortable driving position while the cooled glove box keeps the beverages and food items cool & fresh. The Grand offers an integrated 2-DIN music system with first-in-segment 1 GB internal memory to store and play music of choice. It offers Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity. Moreover, the steering wheel has audio, bluetooth and trip meter controls.

Safety Features

Grand i10 is packed with an array of active and passive safety features for the occupants. It is equipped with dual airbags, a passive safety feature which acts as a supplementary restraint system, to reduce injury risk in case of frontal impact. Grand i10 also comes with central locking, engine immobilizer and rear parking sensor for safety and convenience.

Colour Options

Grand i10 is available in 8 exciting new colours viz. Wine Red, Stardust, Golden Orange, Phantom Black, Silky Beige, Twilight Blue, Pure White, and Sleek Silver.




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