After a long wait and series of speculations, Hyundai grand i10 facelift has finally arrived in India at Rs. 4.58 lakh. The new Grand i10 was first showcased at 2016 Paris motor show and since then we’ve been waiting to launch in the country. The grand i10 nameplate was introduced in September 2013 and has been one of the bestseller for the carmaker in India. The 2017 version adorns some cosmetic changes with some more equipments and a new diesel engine.
The updated version is now on sale in India at Rs. 4.58 lakh and Rs. 6.89 lakh for the petrol version whereas diesel variants cost at Rs. 5.68 lakh and Rs. 7.32 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi. The Price revision makes Grand i10’s entry level variant more affordable against the ongoing range.
Despite design modifications, biggest change lies under the hood in the form of new diesel engine. The 1.1l U2 CRDi engine is replaced with 1.2l engine which delivers better numbers. The new 1.2l engine develops 74bhp of max [email protected] along with 190Nm of torque between 1750-2250rpm. The power and torque numbers are up by 3bhp and 30Nm respectively.
There are changes in the petrol version; the 1.2l VTVT petrol engine continues to develop max output of [email protected]6000rpm and 114Nm of high [email protected] Both engines get a 5-speed manual transmission as standard while petrol is also available with a 4-speed AT gearbox. In the fuel efficiency department, manual petrol claims a mileage of 19.77 Kmpl while AT is good for 17.49 Kmpl. The diesel variants are rated to deliver an ARAI rated mileage of 24.95 Kmpl.
Space and Dimensions
There is no change in this segment, 2017 Grand i10 measures 3765mm in length, 1660mm in width and 1520mm in height. The car sits on a wheelbase of 2425mm and offers a ground clearance of 165mm.
Exterior and Interior
On the design front, it borrows some styling cues from the European model. It wears a new cascading front grille, redesigned front bumpers with newly designed fog lamps and LED daytime running lights (available in top variants). Side profile remains same except for the new alloy wheels while rear boasts modified bumper with thick black plastic finish featuring big round reflectors on both sides.
With the new iteration, Hyundai has added some features like automatic climate control with rear Ac vents, 7 inch touchscreen AVN system with Apple car play, Mirror link and Android auto, electric front windows, remote central locking etc. Other feature include push start button, driver seat height adjustability, tilt steering front-rear power socket, electric foldable outer mirrors, audio system with 4 speakers, USB, bluetooth and Aux-in connectivity. The Sportz mid variant get a 5.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The 2017 Grand i10 is available with a brand new color called Red passion and replaces the Wine red. While colors like Sleek Silver, Golden orange, Pure white, Twilight blue and Stardust have been carried forward from the outgoing model.
Hyundai is offering Driver airbag as standard across the range while passenger side airbag is available on Sportz (O) and Asta Trim. Besides, the facelift gets reverse parking camera with display and audio, rear parking sensors, anti-lock braking system (ABS), impact sensing auto door lock, smart keyless entry, central locking, rear defogger, engine immobilizer and day and night IRVM.
|Comparison of Hyundai Grand i10|
|Comparison of Hyundai Grand i10 variants|