Hyundai Grand i10 Reviews
Hyundai Grand i10 Review
Hyundai is in the plan to launch its new Grand i10 in India by the month of September. The new car would be kept in between the i10 and i20 and the official launch would be happen at the 12th Edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Grand i10 will be available with several innovative features which would surely attracts the customers.
Hyundai Grand i10 Models and Price Details
The Hyundai Grand i10 is expected very much with a price tag of around Rs.5.50 lakh but it may varies according to the regions. But the car would be worthy with awesome features. The models and colours available for the Grand i10 are not yet clearly mentioned by the manufacturer.
Hyundai Grand i10 Engine
The company is in the plan to introduce the new Grand i10 in both petrol and diesel options with a total of three engine options. The petrol variant of the car will have the five speed manual along with four speed automatic transmission options which will be very easy to choose for the buyers. Similarly, the diesel mill will be available with a five speed manual transmission gearbox which ensures smooth and better performance. The petrol variant of the Grand i10 will be powered by a 1.2 litre Kappa2 petrol mill which will give the displacement of about 1197 cc generating the maximum power of 78.9 BHP @ 6000 RPM and peak power of 111.7 NM @ 4000 RPM. The engine will be well equipped with a MPFI based fuel supply system with DOHC system. The mileage generated by the petrol variant is nearly 15 kmpl in the urban roads and 18 kmpl on highways which is rather impressive. The cylinder block and the head is designed with aluminium alloy which lowers the weight of the power plant thereby increases its proficiency. For longer engine life, the car will have the variable line pressure system in the petrol mill with overdrive lock mechanism. At the same time, the diesel engine of the Grand i10 will be housed with a new 1.1L CRDi fuel supply system and another engine named 1.1L U2 CRDi diesel engine option is also available. The diesel mill will be available with three cylinders which is expected to improve the durability and enhance the fuel efficiency. For managing the noise, vibration and harshness levels, the car will have hydraulic lash adjusters and electrical exhaust gas recirculation system along with inter cooler which reduces the noises. The CRDi system of the Grand i10 will be very helpful in maintaining the power, torque and fuel efficiency. There is no other information regarding the acceleration, mileage and fuel economy but it expected to deliver healthy mileage and good acceleration. It is believed that it would be definitely suitable for Indian road conditions.
Design and Engineering
Interiors of Hyundai Grand i10
The Grand i10 interiors is considered to be really plush and rich with the dual tone combination dashboard such as beige and black colour option. The gear shift knob of the Grand i10 is nearly same as that of Hyundai i10. The interiors are of high quality plastics with an in-dash music system including Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted audio controls. The steering wheel and the gear shift knob is fully covered with premium leather upholstery and the dashboard has two large AC vents along with the central console. The driver side door is fitted with a set of switches which works similar to the control switches of the power windows. The instrument panel of the Grand i10 comprises tachometer, a speedometer, a trip meter and a fuel indicator. The seats are also available with dual tone combination with pockets behind the front seats for storing some things. The basic and standard features of the Grand i10 will have an air conditioning system along with a single rear blower, front AC vents, power windows with auto up and down function etc. The car would possess an electric power steering wheel which is of leather covered with same gearshift knob. Some other expected features such as latest music system with input options such as USB port, Aux-In interface, Bluetooth connectivity etc. It will have an electrically adjustable external wing mirrors with side turn blinkers, cooling glove box and rear parking sensors which are really good. In addition to the above features, it will come with a smart key access with push button start/stop function which gives more comfort. Since it is believed to be more comfortable, it may be suitable for longer rides too.
Hyundai Grand i10 Exteriors
The Grand i10 is claimed that it would have not only pretty interiors but also will have awesome exteriors also. The exterior features are the combination of more stylishness and practicality. The front part of the car will get a radiator grille with a single strip chrome and the company’s logo affixed at the centre. The front grille of the Grand i10 will have a radiant head lamp cluster with the side turn indicator in it. It has a body coloured bumper with a huge air dam mainly for the purpose of cooling the engine fastly. The air dam is covered with a pair of bright and round shaped fog lamps enhance the visibility of the driver. The car will have a thick strip of body side molding in order to prevent any minor scratches of damage. The top end versions of the car is expected to get a newly designed alloy wheels wrapped with tubeless radial tyres. While the entry level variants will come with a steel wheels which is covered with wheel caps. The car will have the body coloured external rear view mirrors and door handles whichadds more style to the exteriors. The rear end of the Grand i10 is very curvy with a tail lamp cluster, windscreen with a rear wash and wiper as well as defogger. To look more sporty, it will have the rear spoiler with centrally mounted stop lamp and a pair of stylish roof rails with a compact antenna. All these features altogether gives an aggressive look. The exterior measurements are not yet released.
Braking, Handling and Safety Features
The Hyundai Grand i10 is expected to have good braking and handling features in which the car will have conventional disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The high end variant of the car will be available with anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system which would definitely enhance the braking mechanism by minimizing the risks on the slippery roads. While talking about the suspension, the Grand i10 will have McPherson Strut type front suspension and twist beam type rear suspension system. This system will be very helpful in improving the handling aspects of the car. The new car has been designed with lot of safety features such as dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensor for parking in tight slots, reflector lamps on the rear bumper, black color body side moldings etc.