Hyundai has seen grand success with their i10 hatchback and as has been the trend with the company, they launched a bettered version, much before the original car started looking outdated. The name was ‘Grand i10’!
Fortunately, for Hyundai the Grand has also hit that soft spot with potential buyers and the results are out.
A recent communiqué shared with us proclaims that Hyundai Grand is one of the top 5 selling car brands in India and since its launch in September has sold over 33,000 units. That’s in just 3 months! Now that’s a report card that anybody would be proud of.
So, whatever clicked for the Grand i10?
To begin with it is bigger than i10 which directly relates to more leg room behind and more volume for luggage. Design can be described as trendy and the car does look upmarket.
The rear seats also get air-conditioning vents, which is a segment first. Interiors also feature a couple of 12V charging points – one each for the front seats and the rear.
Besides the 1.2-liter Kappa 2 petrol engine, the Grand also comes with a U2 1120cc, three-pot diesel engine which develops 71 horses. Of course, it doesn’t burn any rubber but it is a fine optimal between fuel efficiency and city performance. Under ARAI certification, it returns fuel efficiency figures of segment best 24 kmpl for diesel and 18.9kmpl for the petrol motor.
The car comes with an assortment of goodies and they definitely make it a worthy B-segment hatchback against it competition. It has integrated 2-DIN MP3 audio with in-built 1GB memory, smart key with push button start and stop, Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function steering wheel with Bluetooth, audio and trip meter controls, auto folding outside mirrors with electric adjustment function, rear parking sensors, turn indicators on outside mirrors and cooled glove Box. You can also opt to have diamond cut Alloy wheels for a little extra.
The Hyundai Grand i10 is a pretty well spruced up car and if you can live with a diesel mill in such a small car, it is a good buy. And an average monthly sales of more than 11,000 units prove that it has been received fantastically well in the market!