Hyundai is the second largest carmaker in India, in terms of volume and sales. The company is known to make powerful yet elegant cars across the world, including India. Among the most popular cars in India from the carmaker is the i-series. Cars like Hyundai i10, i20, and the latest introductions like Grand i10 and Elite i20 are among the most preferred cars from the Hyundai in India. Grand i10, a premium hatch, has become one of the best sellers in no time. Here is a quick look at this car and the possible reasons for its high popularity.
Grand i10 price ex-showroom rate ranging between 4.40 lakh and 6.40 lakh rupees. Considered one of the most elegant cars in the hatchback segment, the Grand i10 is also one of the most affordable cars in the segment with a touch of premium feel to it. One should not be fooled by its compactness on the outside as it is fairly spacious on the inside. As such five people can commute in it in utmost comfort.
This small, powerful car is offered in both petrol and diesel trims. The petrol engine under the hood of the Grand i10 is the same engine doing duty on the siblings like i10 and i20. A 1.2-liter VTVT engine with four-cylinders and 16 valves, it has a displacement of 1197 cc and produces a top power of 83 bhp and peak torque of 114 Nm. The diesel engine, alternatively, is a brand new second gen U2 CRDi technology engine with a displacement of 1120 cc. This three-cylinder engine with 12 valves can produce a top power of 71 PS and peak torque of 161 Nm. Both the variants are coupled with five-speed manual transmission gearbox. However, the diesel variant of the Grand i10 is offered with an automatic gearbox, which makes it the cheapest diesel automatic in the country.
The toughest competitors of the Grand i10 are cars like Maruti Suzuki Swift, Honda Brio, Hyundai Elite i20, Tata Vista, Ford Figo, Nissan Micra and the Mahindra Verito Vibe, to name a few. Evidently, the competition is stiff in the hatch segment. Despite that, the Grand i10 has become a top seller, thanks to its exclusive positioning between the siblings i10 and i20, its premium look and feature loaded interiors.
A good car to drive around in the city, the Hyundai Grand i10 offers exceptional safety features like ABS, dual air bags for the driver and the co-driver, day-night mirrors, engine immobilizer, seat belts and other such features, which makes it a better option in the hatchback segment. Superior customer care and after sales services are some other factors that work in favour of this car.
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