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Hyundai Grand i10 Review
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Hyundai Grand i10 2016 – the new premium hatchback: Things were relatively simpler up until a few years ago if one wanted to buy a car. One merely had to choose based on the size of the car & one’s wallet, besides certain personal preferences & voila! They had narrowed down upon the car they should buy. Today, it is more a case of blurred lines. Car makers have pulled out all stops, merging the dividing lines between car categories. Things are so nuanced that for any given budget, one has the option of choosing between multiple categories of cars.
Hyundai’s Grand i10 is a prime example of the blurred lines between car segments in present day India. While many’d thought of it as a global successor to the existing i10 hatchback, it was not so. In-fact, the company had acknowledged the unique conditions of the Indian car market and mocked up this car as an ideal solution to the purchasing dilemma.
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The Grand i10 2016 will be offered with Sleek Silver, Twilight Blue, Star Dust, Pure White, Golden Orange and Wine Red colour options. The Golden Orange is the company’s communication colour.
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On the design front, the Grand i10 follows in the mould of Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy. The large, hexagonal shaped grille dominates the front & sets the pace for things to come. It is flanked by a pair of tear-drop shaped headlamps which are neatly swept-back, adding a touch of flourish. The fog-lamps too don’t shy away by being diminutive & are more than adequate for their job. Viewing the Grand i10 in profile, the tire size does appear to be a size smaller in comparison to the rest of the car, but the wheels do fill out the arches nicely.
The design of the alloy wheels are Hyundai-chic, and in line with what we’ve come to expect from the Korean car manufacturer. The proceedings at the back are anchored by the large, single piece bumper which combines well with the wrap-around tail-lamp units to give the rear of the car a contemporary look. This is a car that is going to age rather gracefully, over the years.
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Step inside & you’ll find yourself wearing a nice, cheery smile near instantly. The cabin is a class act on the Grand i10. Fit & Finish levels are brilliant for the class. The dashboard is neat & well-put together. Get behind the steering wheel & you recognize the parts sharing that’s gone behind the car, but all that doesn’t really matter. You notice the fully-specced out interiors.
The seat height adjust, the Bluetooth enabled entertainment systems; auto-folding mirrors, key-less entry & push-button start. Hyundai have even gone ahead & given the car a cooled glove-box for good measure! Plus, there’s enough storage options in the dash, the gear console & the door-pads to keep everyone happy as punch. What’s more, open the trunk & you’ll be delighted to see the amount of space that’s available. There’s enough in there to stow away the weekend luggage for all four occupants, with the backpack & duffel bag for the fifth occupant squeezed right in.
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Pop the hood and it reveals the all-familiar, 1.1 litre, diesel engine which fills up the engine bay nicely. A three-cylinder affair, it does clatter when cold, but things settle down once it is warmed up. Besides, things fade away further upon rolling up the windows, which tells us that Hyundai have lavished some attention on the NVH characteristics as well. This oil burner produces about 70bhp of power and comes with a five-speed manual transmission.
The power & torque characteristics of the motor, coupled with the smooth-shifting five-speed gearbox are the ideal combination for the urban grind. There’s enough power on tap throughout the rev-range, with additional pull being only a down-shift away. The Grand i10 darts around traffic with a certain eagerness that’s most endearing. Not once did we feel the need for more power when doing the cross-city runs and even the occasional inter-city, highway runs. Yes, with the latter, one does have to be a bit careful, particularly if it is a trip full of long straights.
The engine will quickly run out of steam in the higher part of the rev range, but she’d have given the driver enough warning to slow down to respectable speeds by then. This is the ideal urban commuter and will be more than happy to do the weekend highway runs, provided you don’t ask her to run with the big boys.
The ride quality is pliant & the car handles bumps rather maturely. She’s a little out of her element when faced with quick directional changes, but make no mistake. She’ll pull through whatever you throw at her, just not in the most graceful manner, that’s all. The steering feedback sadly is still the typical Hyundai legacy affair & no matter how much time I spend behind the wheel, I still haven’t gotten used to it. The glaring lack of feedback is disappointing & takes away a lot from an otherwise solid city runabout package.
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The Grand i10 was driven around mostly in a drive-as-you-please mode & despite all the loaded runs, she still managed to have us smiling with her ability to return 15 km/l all-day long. This figure when combined with the fact that the air-conditioning was on full-tilt, all the time, becomes all the more respectable. Driven in a slightly relaxed manner, there’s no doubt that the Grand i10 diesel will return a couple of kilometres more out of every litre of fuel.
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|Model||Price (on-road, New Delhi)|
|Petrol Era||INR 5.39 lakhs|
|Petrol Magna||INR 5.69 lakhs|
|Petrol Sportz||INR 6.19 lakhs|
|Petrol Asta (O)||INR 6.69 lakhs|
|Petrol Magna Automatic||INR 6.58 lakhs|
|Petrol Asta (O) Automatic||INR 7.52 lakhs|
|Diesel Era||INR 6.34 lakhs|
|Diesel Magna||INR 6.65 lakhs|
|Diesel Sportz||INR 7.16 lakhs|
|Diesel Asta (O)||INR 7.67 lakhs|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||43 litres|
|Tyre Size||165/65 R14|
|Wheel base||2425 mm|