Rising to the competition raised by Mahindra KUV100 and Maruti Suzuki Ignis, Hyundai launched the 2017 edition of its popular compact hatch Grand i10.
The new Grand i10 comes with a new face – smile-lines tweaked for a curved grille, LED daytime-running-lamps underline the fog lamps, besides a black thick rear bumper with round reflectors replacing the petal-shaped ones.
The new Grand i10 has pretty much the same dual-tone interiors, albeit in better combinations of beige with black. The dash gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered with Apple Play and Android Auto, which will soon be the new normal in all cars. The system is also connected to Mirror Link and smartphone navigation.
The 2017 Grand i10 is powered by 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol mill churning out 83PS power and 113.7Nm torque, and a more powerful 1.2-litre U2 diesel engine generating 75PS power and 190Nm torque. So across the variants:
|1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol : Mileage 19.74kpl||1.2-litre U2 diesel: Mileage 24.95kpl|
|Era||Rs 4,58,400||Era||Rs 5,68,400|
|Magna||Rs 5,22,990||Magna||Rs 6,15,990|
|Magna AT||Rs 5,98,990||Sports||Rs 6,58,989|
|Sports||Rs 5,65,990||Sports (O)||Rs 6,89,791|
|Sports (O)||Rs 5,96,295||Asta||Rs 7,32,890|
|Sports (O) AT||Rs 6,82,790|
The Grand i10 sells an average 11,000 cars monthly and with the new 2017 edition, Hyundai has upped the ante in an already competitive urban compact segment, which sees WagonR, Mahindra KUV100 and Honda Brio at loggerheads with the new Ignis which was launched last month at Rs 4.59 lakh.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd has already stopped production of the i10, amid reports rife of the Korean major bringing the iconic Santro back to the roads.