The Hyundai Grand i10 is not just a Hatchback, it’s a value for money package.
Grand i10 Review.
Let me initially haul you into past, when the Santro was one of the most loved car of the Indian roads. Later things changed after introduction of i10 in the Hyundai family. In the year 2013 the i10 grabbed a whole new platform so called Grand i10. It started catching up the attention of the young buyers. And in the year 2016 Hyundai introduced a minor facelift for the Grand i10. All the elements put together now makes the Grand i10 a new Hyundai Product. And here’s our Hyundai Grand i10 Review.
Hyundai Grand i10 Review of Design Philosophy.
When it comes to look there was a sudden evolution between the i10 and the Grand i10. New and developed model feels shorter and wide in terms of appearance. Hyundai design language is clearly visible in the car from each angle. At the front, it gets halogen headlamps with chrome shuttles. Front grille gets a curvy and Hexagonal mesh pattern like its siblings. The bumper looks too big and hold the fog lamps and DRLs in between the slotted fiber. Overall, the car looks bold from the front with lots of curves.
Having a look from the side, you can notice the curvy design flowing all the way from the roof to the window line. Addition of small roof rails and chromed door handle makes it look more stylish. It also offers 15” alloys with eight spoke and a dark shade. Rear door line also matches seamless to the side profile. Coming towards the rear end, you can notice the big black slat on the bumper carrying the big round reflectors and the Number plate. Tail lamps placed here also reflects some design of the head lamps. Overall look of the car look descent but its competitor the new Swift is far away in terms of looks.
The interiors get a beige and black theme to make it look like a sedan from its core. The overall inserts in the cabin feel to be circular. What can be noticed is the lifted gear knob with the base to provide the driver easy access to it. The AC vents as well as its knobs are big and round. It gets a 7” infotainment system powered with Android Auto, Apple car play, mirror link and also persuade USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. The Infotainment also features inbuilt maps and display for the rear view camera. Quality with overall fit and finish is descent and the material feels classy.
To grab the steering it is only tilt adjustable. Also the steering gets controls for AVN and MID cluster. Have a look behind on the MID and you can notice the glowing analog and chunky dials which makes a sporty appeal. Hyundai has also made the AC design simple and all the knobs are placed at right place.
Hyundai Grand i10 Review of Seating and Comfort.
The seats offers decent comfort, but the front don’t get an adjustable headrests. They offer good supports for lower back. The rear seats are most prestigious offering adjustable headrests. The rear seats provide proper headroom and adequate knee room. In terms of comfort, it gets an automatic climate control AC for the frontiers. The rear passengers also get their own AC vents. The cabin feels airy and fresh because of the creative colour usage.
Hyundai Grand i10 Review of Storage.
In terms of storage, it utilizes 256 liters of boot space. It also provides moderate door pockets and some room beside the gear knob. The higher trims get an air cooled glove box.
Standard safety features include supreme build quality, ABS and EBD. The top trim receives reverse parking camera and sensors as well as speed sensing door locks.
Hyundai Grand i10 Review of 1.2 L Petrol – 5 speed manual.
The 1.2 L unit is carried right away from the previous Grand i10. This motor is a four cylinder unit which has a displacement of 1197 cc. The engine is capable of producing 81 HP at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. Refinement level is the best and it revs very silently even at outside. Start the motor and you can’t know whether the motor is on or off unless you peek into the cluster unit. Power delivery is linear with accurate throttle response. This dive is engaged with a 5-speed manual transmission, the transmission is a smooth unit. Gearing is properly done and shifts are smooth and also has a light clutch.
The motor don’t suits enthusiasm as the weight of the car is high. City drives are silent and picks up pace quickly in the lower gears. As you shift towards the top gears, coming in the mid-range of torque the punch of the motor kicks in. The low end torque is descent but not the best. Highway revs may let you down, cause over speeding lets in the engine noise. As similar to the i20, you need to downshift during overtakes to match the perfect torque. Overall drive feels smooth and the engine feels best suited for city drives.
Hyundai Grand i10 Review of Driving statistics.
Starting from the suspension unit, it is really best tuned for the bumps and rough roads. It also improves drivability and prosecutes you go with minimized vibrations. Pushing it in corners may induced a bit roll at high speeds. It likes the city runs and manages to escape through the traffic easily. The bumps from the speed breakers are easily damped by the suspension without letting them into the cabin. The ride is also comfortable at the rear because cornering don’t pushes passengers aside.
The driver seat provides commanding position and makes the road visible. As a Hyundai product, the steering is electrically powered and is lighter. The response is so light in the city and it don’t weigh up on Highways. I wish Hyundai had made the steering response good on the high speeds. Overall drive feels pleasant and stable. The braking is in addition a positive spec in the i10. Establishment of ABS and EBD makes it descend quickly and also grips the wheels without marks. The brake pedal is nicely fitted and provides a proper response for effective braking.
Hyundai Grand i10 Review: – Conclusion.
To be honest, the Grand i10 is really a value for money product. Though it lacks for some advanced features, but if you really need a family car it’s a most ideal choice. The genuine design language makes it look a typical hatch. The interior quality and finish are also proper with necessary comfort features. It also gets proper standard safety option. Considering all things, it is a absolutely superior product and fits with value for money mark.
Grand i10 Price.
|Magna AT||6.32||Not available|
|Sportz AT||6.99||Not available|
Note: – All prices mentioned above are ex-showroom.
Disclaimer: – Prices may vary from place to place.
A special thanks to ‘ Kanase Hyundai ‘ for offering the car for Hyundai Grand i10 Review.
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