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Hyundai Grand i10
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Hyundai
  • Model: i10
  • Engine: inline-4
  • Transmission: 5 speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 83 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM: 11 @ 6000
  • Displacement: 1.2 L
  • Price: INR 458000
  • car segment: small family cars
  • body style: hatchback

The facelift hatchback gets cosmetic updates and a new diesel engine under the hood

Hyundai Motors India LTD launched the facelift Grand i10 in India; the hatchback was unveiled for the first time in UK last year. While the hatchback is sold in the European market as the new generation i10 the same car is sold alongside its predecessor in the Indian market.

The facelift hatchback which was launched yesterday promises redefined exterior styling, Hi-tech Features, improved performance and Fuel Efficiency. Priced in between INR 4.58 Lakhs – to INR 7.33 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), this new hatchback surely brings a lot on the table.

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The facelift hatchback gets cosmetic updates and a new diesel engine under the hood

Hyundai Motors India LTD launched the facelift Grand i10 in India; the hatchback was unveiled for the first time in UK last year. While the hatchback is sold in the European market as the new generation i10 the same car is sold alongside its predecessor in the Indian market.

The facelift hatchback which was launched yesterday promises redefined exterior styling, Hi-tech Features, improved performance and Fuel Efficiency. Priced in between INR 4.58 Lakhs – to INR 7.33 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), this new hatchback surely brings a lot on the table.

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February 7, 2017 00:44
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2017 Hyundai Grand i10 With Updated Diesel Engine Spotted!

2017 Hyundai Grand i10 With Updated Diesel Engine Spotted!

The official launch will take place this February

Hyundai is all set to introduce the Grand i10 facelift in India in the month of February; this will be their first major launch for the Indian market in the year 2017. Details of the soon to be launched hatchback now have surfaced online including information about its new updated engine and pricing.

According to the recent reports the facelift Grand i10 prices will start from INR. 4, 58, 000 for the base ERA petrol trim while the top end Asta diesel is expected to be priced at INR. 7.33 lakh(ex showroom). The best thing is that the facelift variant base variant will now be atleast INR. 30,000 cheaper than the existing variant. Apart from the revised pricing the hatchback facelift also gets a revised lineup as well. The Asta(O) trim has now been discontinued in favour of standard Asta trim, while two new trims are also being added to the current lineup which includes Sportz(O) and the Sportz(O) AT which is available exclusively with the petrol variant.

Coming to the cosmetic changes the soon to be launched Grand i10 will get a wider front grille, repositioned front fog lamps and a new rear bumper to go with the frontal changes. Unfortunately there are no other big changes made to the hatchback.

January 31, 2017 05:47
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Upcoming Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift To Get More Powerful Diesel Engine

Upcoming Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift To Get More Powerful Diesel Engine

The soon to be launched hatchback updates will not only be limited to cosmetics!

According to the recent reports on the internet the upcoming facelift Hyundai Grand i10 will get a slightly bigger and updated diesel engine under its hood. The facelift Grand i10 debuted at the 2016 Paris Motor show and already introduced in the markets of UK.For all your information the updated Grand i10 will be called i10 Prime and this will also be their first product which will launch this year in India.

This is not the first time that Hyundai used the ‘Prime’ iteration. The South Korean auto maker used to use it for their now discontinued Getz hatchback as well.

The Grand i10 hatchback which is sold as the next generation i10 in some other International markets was introduced back in the year 2013 and it was able to sell in impressive numbers as well. This will be the hatchbacks first major facelift since its introduction in the Indian market. Apart from getting few cosmetic updates on its exterior and interior the Grand i10 hatchback will also get a completely new diesel drivetrain under its hood.

Currently the pre-facelift variant gets a 1.2 Litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol unit, this 4 cylinder oil burner is capable of producing about 83 Ps of peak power and 11.6 kgm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission while there is also a 4 speed automatic transmission available as an option. The diesel unit on the other hand gets the slightly older second generation 1.1-litre 3-cylinder engine that churns out about 70 BHP and 160 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.

According to the recent reports by Team-BHP Hyundai has decided to upgrade the existing 1.1 Litre CRDi engine with a slightly more powerful 1.2 Litre unit. This unit is actually the updated version of their existing diesel unit and uses the same 3 cylinder. But the increase in displacement capacity has helped the engine to gain slightly more power advantage over the existing 1.1 Litre unit.

The reports also states that the new facelift i10 Prime diesel mill will generate around 71 Bhp of peak power and 190 Nm of torque. Besides the minor hike in power and torque output expect the diesel unit to also get return an impressive fuel efficiency figures as well.

January 25, 2017 05:30
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List Of New Cars Launching In February 2017

List Of New Cars Launching In February 2017

Three completely different cars from three different auto manufacturer

We here in Topspeed are creating lists of all the cars launched last year and also number of cars launching in the coming months. We already have provided you the list of the vehicles that will be launching in the month Of January 2017. Now we are here to provide you the list of the cars that you all can expect to make their presence felt in the Indian market in the coming month of February 2017.

There is no doubt in the fact that the year 2017 will bring a revolution in the Indian market whereas in one hand we get to see plenty of new launches while on the other we also get our hands on plenty of products which are being launched in the Indian market that matches the highest global standards in terms of quality as well as safety. So this is definitely good news that the Indian customers are getting plenty of new cars which match the Global standards in terms of quality.

With that said we will witness two big launches that will take place in the month of January from two biggest auto manufacturers of all time Tata Motors and Maruti Suzuki. But don’t get disheartened because if those two cars do not match your taste or budget then few other auto manufacturers have plenty more to surprise you with in the coming months as well.

Click past jump to read more about the cars launching in the month of February 2017

January 6, 2017 09:00
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Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Coming In 2017

Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Coming In 2017

The updated hatchback gets both interior and exterior updates

Hyundai revealed the facelift Grand i10 in UK few months ago now according to the recent reports Hyundai the second largest auto manufacturer of Indian market will be introducing the new and updated hatchback in India in the month of January 2017.

For all your information the car already was snapped being tested on the Indian road already and it comes with plenty of exterior as well as interior updates as well. In terms of exterior change the new facelift hatchback gets a newly designed hexagonal grille towards the front which also gets integrated round shaped LEDE DRL lamps as well. Although the headlamp unit remains unchanged but changes comes in the form of a tweaked front and rear bumper.

Inside the hatchback gets fresh and new upholstery finished in Black and Blue while to give it a more premium interior it also gets an updated leather upholstery as well.

As far as the drivetrain are concerned the Hyundai Grand i10 will continue with the same 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine while the diesel variant will continue with the same 1.1-litre, three-cylinder, U2 VGT unit. The engine will be paired to 5 speed manual gearbox while there is also an automatic transmission on offer too only with the petrol variant.

November 22, 2016 10:44
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2017 Hyundai i10

2017 Hyundai i10

The European spec i10 hatch received few nips and tucks

Hyundai has revealed the new digitalised set of images of the updated i10 which is sold under the Grand i10 nameplate here in India. While Hyundai sells both the i10 as well as the next generation Grand i10 in India but in other International markets the South Korean automaker has actually discontinued the previous generation car.

The Grand i10 in India gets more space inside compared to its predecessor; it also gets rear AC vents. As far as the powertrain is concerned the Grand i10 sold in the India gets the 1.2 Litre four cylinder Petrol engine and also a 1.1 Litre three cylinder diesel engine.

Coming to the European variant of the i10, as you can clearly see in the images the updated hatchback gets few cosmetic updates on its exterior for more emotional appeal. Apart from the exterior the interior too has received few nicks and tucks here and there as well. However there are no changes made under the hood.

Click past jump to read the changes and updates that you will find in the new Hyundai i10 in detail

August 31, 2016 05:50
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Hyundai Grand i10 receives automatic transmission in Magna trim

Hyundai Grand i10 receives automatic transmission in Magna trim

Hyundai Grand i10 Magna automatic variant is priced at INR. 5.95 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi)

Hyundai Grand i10 is pretty popular hatchback in Indian market from the second largest automaker in the country. The Grand i10 has been launched quite a few years ago. Despite steep competition the Grand i10 still has the appeal.

Now in its 20th year in the country Hyundai introduced automatic gearbox to the Magna trim in petrol variant of the Grand i10. Earlier the automatic transmission was available in the Asta and Sportz trims. Now the petrol variant of Grand i10 comes available with four speed automatic transmission in the lower end magna trim and the top end Asta (O) trim only. The petrol variant of Grand i10 is powered by a 1.2 litre Kappa dual VTVT engine which generates 81 bhp of peak power at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm. Fuel efficiency stands at 18.9 kmpl. The Magna automatic trim is priced at INR. 5.95 lakh, while the top end trim Asta (O) comes with a price tag of INR. 6.84 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

Among the rivals, Nissan Micra comes with a CVT gearbox. Honda Brio also sports an automatic transmission. No wonder introducing the automatic gearbox to the lower trim will enhance the appeal of the Grand i10. Meanwhile, the South Korean automaker discontinued the LPG variant of the car.

May 30, 2016 15:00
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2016 Hyundai Grand i10 20th Anniversary Edition

2016 Hyundai Grand i10 20th Anniversary Edition

Hyundai Grand i10 20th Anniversary Edition is available on Sportz trim only

Hyundai Motors India Ltd., India’s second largest auto manufacturer and the largest automobile exporter is celebrating its 20 years of foundation. To celebrate the 20th anniversary the automaker has already launched the special edition of the Hyundai Xcent, and now the automaker has launched a special edition of the Hyundai Grand i10 as well.

Hyundai Grand i10 has been launched in Indian market quite few years ago. The car being a sporty and compact designed model has garnered popularity in very short span. Even after few years of introduction and in the middle of steep competition the Grand i10 has kept a steady sales figure under its belt. The car is expected to receive a facelift in near future; Hyundai is tight lipped about the facelift although. Meanwhile a special edition of the car will surely enhance its appeal further and elongate the life of the model. Here let’s take a close look at the special edition Grand i10.

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May 25, 2016 08:00
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Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Hyundai Grand i10

Spec comparison: Tata Tiago vs Hyundai Grand i10

Tata’s latest hatchback takes on Hyundai’s ageing sporty hatch

Tata Motors has already made a wave in the highly competitive and demanding compact hatchback segment with the unveiling of Tiago. Prior to the launch Tiago has thrown tough challenge to several compact hatchbacks in the market, amongst which Hyundai Grand i10, Maruti Suzuki Celerio is the top ones. Hyundai’s ageing Grand i10 has been pretty popular in India since its launch in 2013, but with the arrival of Tiago this car is surely facing some tough challenge, which might lead to a facelift for Grand i10.

Now, before the Tata Tiago gets launched in India on 28th March let’s check how these two cars stand against each other.

March 14, 2016 08:00
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Spec comparison: Tata Zica vs Maruti-Suzuki Celerio vs Chevrolet Beat vs Hyundai i10

Spec comparison: Tata Zica vs Maruti-Suzuki Celerio vs Chevrolet Beat vs Hyundai i10

The talk of the town in Indian automobile industry at present is all about the upcoming compact hatchback Tata Zica. The fresh looking compact hatchback was unveiled a few days ago. This car will be the replacement of the Tata Indica, and it will be launched in a few days. Once launched, this small car will directly compete against cars like Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Chevrolet Beat and Hyundai i10. The fresh design language, Tata brand name, attractive features, aggressive pricing, all of it make this car a very competitive model indeed.

Earlier, when we first heard about the upcoming compact hatchback, it has been referred as the Tata Kite hatchback. Now, after the launch of this car we will also experience another compact sedan which will be based on the same platform and that is named as the Tata Kite compact sedan. Before the Tata Zica gets launched in few more days, we brought a brief spec sheet based comparison between the Tata Zica and its rivals.

Here, check that out.

December 3, 2015 06:13
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Best Selling Cars Of October 2015

Best Selling Cars Of October 2015

It is no wonder that automobile market in India has flourished in recent times. Specially, since last two decades private cars has been ruling the Indian roads. And the trend is all set to continue and grow gradually.

Maruti Suzuki has been serving the country’s automobile market for quite long time. Truly they have become the people’s car maker in India. Not only that; when it comes to selling cars, they have been sitting on the top of the list for long time despite so many competitors with their innovative new products in the Indian market. If we check the latest report, which is made based on the sales report of October, 2015, we can see that Maruti Suzuki is the lone topper with several top selling cars coming from their stable.

It is no wonder, that we Indian have a keen soft spot in our heart and brain for Japanese, Korean automobiles. That is why, the sales report shows, Maruti Suzuki has ruled the segment with all the top four cars from their stable. While the Hyundai has a fare share too. Honda too is not very far behind in the list. The lone solely Indian automaker in the top ten selling car list is the Mahindra, which is famous for their range of rugged looking and high performing SUVs.

Here we tried to bring you a brief list of the top selling cars in India in the month of October. We also tried to show a comparison between the top ten selling car’s list of October, 2014 and October 2015.

November 13, 2015 07:06
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Spec comparison: Ford Figo vs Hyundai Grand i10 (Petrol)

Spec comparison: Ford Figo vs Hyundai Grand i10 (Petrol)

American auto maker Ford has improved a lot since they started their business in India. In 2013 they launched Ford Ecosport, which has certainly become one of the best selling compact SUVs of the country. Although Ecosport has seen lot of success and in India, it has practically become the bread and butter of Ford. But the real story is, as Indian people at large basically concentrate towards the compact hatchback segment, every other auto maker has a keen eye on this segment. Although Maruti Suzuki has dominated the highly competitive compact hatchback segment, but lately there are so many auto makers trying to get a fare share of the market pie.

Ford is not out of the league at all. They also tried their luck in the compact hatchback segment with Ford Figo in 2010. Later in 2012, they launched a facelift version of the Figo hatchback, but since then 3 years has passed and in a highly competitive time an update was due. As Ford launched an all new version of Figo hatchback, which was introduced to the world as KA concept in Global small car concept in Brazil, we are expecting to watch a close rivalry with some other cars. Among all these competing compact hatchbacks Hyundai Grand i10 is closest rival against Ford’s new Figo hatchback.

Recently, Ford launched Figo Aspire compact sedan, which laid the carpet for this hatchback. New Ford Figo hatchback comes heavily similar to the Figo Aspire compact sedan. Both the cars come pretty similar at the front profile. How? Here, today we brought you a spec sheet based comparison review between these two cars.

September 23, 2015 08:35
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Guwahati High Court revokes ban on small cars

Guwahati High Court revokes ban on small cars

Guwahati High Court finally revokes ban on small cars after the verdict initiated controversy. In its latest verdict Guwahati High Court has allowed sales of small passenger cars under the 1500 kg category, but only those cars will be allowed for sales which meet the crash test and emission norm of government.

A few days earlier, Guwahati High Court gave verdict to stop registration and sale of 140 models in total which were less than 1500 kg, due to safety norms. These models included cars like Hyundai i10, Hyundai EON, Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Maruti Suzuki Alto etc. Due to this verdict sales of small passenger cars were heavily affected in the north eastern states like Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, the sales figure dropped to almost 60%. Incidentally, Assam is the largest market for small passenger cars in north east India with a selling number of small cars reaching nearly 5000 units every month, which came to a dead stop all of a sudden after the verdict.

After this, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) immediately filed a petition challenging the decision of Assam state transport department which led to the ban. SIAM also stated in the petition, that all the small cars sold in the country are certified and have passed all crash test, emission and other mandatory regulations, which are prescribed by the Motor Vehicles Act of India and these cars have been tested by the authorities like the Automotive Research Association of India. They claimed, therefore these cars come perfectly meeting the safety norms, and there is no valid ground to ban the registration and sale of these cars, which ultimately resulted Gauhati High Court revoked the ban today.

August 27, 2015 08:16
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Hyundai Unveiled the Grand i10 Based Crossover in Indonesia

Hyundai Unveiled the Grand i10 Based Crossover in Indonesia

There is no doubt in the fact the new generation i10 surely has become a success story as soon as it was launched in the International as well Indian market. What is even more interesting is the fact the Grand i10 has received most of its popularity in the South East Asian market.

Recently Hyundai has launched a Crossover based variant of the Grani10 in Indonesia and although there are no mechanical changes under the hood but the hatch does get plenty of cosmetic upgrades which actually make this hatch appear more like a Crossover. The new Crossover will be called the Hyundai Grandi10X and just like any other Crossover of its segment it too features Pseudo-crossover upgrades.

Now coming to the looks and features the Grand i10 X comes with an additional Black plastic cladding on the lower section of the front bumper along with skid plates while the side wheel arches also gets Black plastic cladding to make it appear little more muscular. This Crossover also gets front LED’s and DRL’s and also a brand new sporty and chunky 14 inch alloy wheels. While towards the rear you will also gets sporty spoiler and chrome finished rear exhausts.

Inside the cabin things almost remains unchanged and we loved the integrated 2-DIN MP3 player with 4 speakers, USB and AUX-IN ports and Smart key and push button start and also an impressive amount of boot space at the rear.

June 11, 2015 04:45
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i10 To Replace Santro In The Indian Taxi Market

i10 To Replace Santro In The Indian Taxi Market

We recently informed that Hyundai has stopped production of its popular hatchback Santro in India which was also popular amongst the taxi market of the Country besides serving to the Indian families. Now that the Korean auto manufacturer has stopped the production of Santrothey will be replacing it with a new hatch the i10.

You read it right! Hyundai will be producing the i10 hatchback especially for the taxi markets of the metro, cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata. The decision of introducing i10 in the taxi market will also increase the product sale and further help it strengthening its position in this segment. The Santro was popular in the taxi segment of the Country because of its popularity and also because of the hatches overall low running and maintenance cost. In order to meet the taxi markets requirements Hyundai will offer the i10 with CNG fuel option while the new trim will exclude features like power steering and Air conditioner to keep the overall pricing of the hatch low.

The Santro has been a success in the Indian market not only amongst the private owners or consumers but also in the taxi markets as well hopefully the i10 too will be able to follow Santro’s footsteps and become equally popular amongst the taxi market.

December 17, 2014 07:00
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Hyundai Too Raises Prices Of Their Products

Hyundai Too Raises Prices Of Their Products

Hyundai today announced that they will be raising prices across their product range from the month of January 2015 onward.

The price hike is due to the deteriorating market condition, increase in the input costs and also high costs of imports due to the higher rupee depreciation and also the high cost of sale. According to the Hyundai officials they have been absorbing the high costs until now but now are forced to raise the price of all their models by a minimum of Rs.5000 to a maximum of Rs. 25, 000 depending on the models and variants which will be effective from 1st January 2015. So for those who are looking to or planning to get their hands on Hyundai product perhaps the December month is the best time to do so.

Mr. Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing said, “In these adverse market conditions, the price increase is necessitated on account of increase in input costs, high cost of imports due to higher rupee depreciation and high cost of sales. We have been absorbing most of the costs but are now constrained to consider price increase across all models in the range of Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 25,000 which will be effective from Jan 2015”.

Presently Hyundai Indian product range consists of their entry level hatch Eon, i10, Grand i10, Hyundai Elite i20, Xcent compact sedan, Verna, Elantra, Sonata and their only SUV Santa Fe.

December 15, 2014 09:30
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Hyundai launches Grand i10 SportZ Edition

Hyundai launches Grand i10 SportZ Edition

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) celebrated the first anniversary of their popular hatch Grand i10 in style. Hyundai the second largest car manufacturer of the Country has just launched a special edition of their Grand i10 christened as the “SportZ Edition”.

The Grand i10 was first launched in September, 2013 and since then it now has over 1.1 lakh owners. The car actually won the prestigious Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY 2014) award besides winning several other awards in India. The special edition Grand i10 comes with few cosmetic upgrades on its exterior which comes in the form of a 14 inch Diamond cut Alloy wheels, while it also gets rear spoiler, blacked out B pillar and attractive body graphics. While the interior cabin gets Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, leather wrapped steering wheel and lastly a premium looking full cloth upholstery and interior crafted in red tone.

However there has been no mechanical changes made to this special edition car and it still is powered by the 2nd generation U2 1.1 litre CRDi diesel engine which produces about 71 Ps of peak power and 16.3 Kg.m of torque and is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission beside the diesel engine this special edition hatch is also available with a 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine which also comes with Dual VTVT technology. This petrol engine produces an impressive 83 Ps of peak power and 11.6 Kg.m of torque and is mated to 5 speed manual transmission. Both the engines promises to offer an uncompromised performance and an impressive ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure of 24 kmpl with the diesel and 18.9 kmpl with the petrol.

September 4, 2014 08:50
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Hyundai Grand i10 Sales 1 Lakh Units Within 10 Months

Hyundai Grand i10 Sales 1 Lakh Units Within 10 Months

Hyundai is yet again in the news obviously for good reasons their recently launched hatch the Grand i10 has sold a total of 1 Lakh units within just 10 months of its launch. With that milestone Hyundai also has became the first fastest auto manufacturer to achieve this sales record.

The Grand 10 was launched back in September 2013, and also has bagged couple of prestigious awards after its launch including the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2014. The Grand 10 is the one and only car in the hatchback segment which has achieved this milestone which in turn has also have further pushed Hyundai’s position up in the compact car market.

The Grand i10 won peoples vote because of its built quality, features and also technology, it fulfills every requirement of a family car. The Grand i10 is available with both petrol and diesel engine option, the 1.2 liter kappa petrol engine which also does duty on the older i10 and generates around 83 Ps of maximum power at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm, while the 1.1-litre, three cylinder 2nd generation U2 VGT diesel motor produces about 71 Ps of peak power.

The hatchback segment is perhaps the most competitive segment in the Indian market and all the manufacturers here are trying their best to provide the consumers with their best package. Our homegrown manufacturer Maruti dominated the segment with the Alto and Wagon R but now with the other manufacturers like Hyundai and Datsun stepping in Indian consumers have more choices in their hands before jumping into a conclusion.

July 4, 2014 06:40
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Hyundai second generation i10 (Grand i10) Scores 4 Stars at Euro NCAP

Hyundai second generation i10 (Grand i10) Scores 4 Stars at Euro NCAP

In the month of January we have reported about the shocking Euro NCAP results of the popular hatchbacks of the Indian market. The hatchback which participated in the Euro NCAP tests and failed miserably were the entry level hatch Tata Nano, The popular Maruti Alto800, Hyundai i10, Ford Figo and lastly the Volkswagen Polo.

Recently Euro NCAP conducted another test and this time on the second generation Hyundai i10 which is sold in the form of Grand i10 in our Indian market. This time the Grand i10 scored good ratings compared to the previous generation i10. The Grand i10 was able to score an all total of 4 out of 5 stars (Note: There are some difference in the safety precautions between the second generation i10 sold globally and the Grand i10 available in our Indian market).

Now the second generation global i10 which was tested comes equipped with following safety features such as dual front airbags, side airbags which include (Head (front and rear), Thorax), ESC (Electronic stability control). While the Grand i10 sold in the Indian market comes only with dual airbags at its front (only on the top end variant) while the other variants gets only seatbelts for safety of the passengers.

Coming to the score this second generation Hyundaii10 was able to score 79% in terms of Adult Occupant, 80% in terms of Child Occupant, 71% in terms of Pedestrians and 56% in terms of safety assist.

The previous NCAP test results along with this recent result quite clearly reveals that all the popular entry level cars sold in our Indian market provides minimal safety to the passengers inside. I think this is the right time that our auto manufacturers start thinking about the safety of the occupants rather than focusing on any other aspects.

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May 20, 2014 08:00
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Hyundai to Launch a Grand i10 Diesel Automatic

Hyundai to Launch a Grand i10 Diesel Automatic

Well, this should be good news for prospective buyers. Hyundai is on the verge of announcing an "automatic" version of their now-popular diesel hatchback, the Grand i10. This will reportedly make the Grand i10 the cheapest diesel automatic offering ever produced.

The unit in question will be a 4-speed automatic gearbox that renders its service in the Hyundai Verna CRDi Automatic and the previous i10 Asta. It will be mated to Hyundai’s new 1.1-liter U2 three-cylinder diesel that will continue to produce 69-horsepower and 15.6 kgm of torque. Fuel efficiency will be improved courtesy of the auto-box

The car is expected to be sold at around Rs 8.2 Lakh, which will make it the cheapest diesel automatic car, a title snatched from the previous holder, the Verna CRDi AT selling at Rs 10.34 Lakh. The other, bigger alternative is the Mahindra Scorpio VLX AT priced at 11.73 lakhs.

Commencement of sales isn’t confirmed yet although it’s speculated to happen during November-end. With the 5-speed manual Hyundai Grand i10 already garnering 10,000+ bookings, will the addition of an auto-box push that envelope further? We sure hope so.

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October 28, 2013 09:20
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2013 Hyundai Grand i10

2013 Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai launched a completely new i10 in the Indian market on September 3rd 2013. The i10 as we all know has a great positioning in the Indian hatchback car market, those people who does not want to go for the basic entry level car from Hyundai the Eon and also don’t have the budget to buy the premium hatch i20 can easily settle in for the i10 which is neither too basic nor is expensive like its bigger sibling the i20.

The i10 provides a good combination of interior space along with quality materials and also has a powerful engine under its hood, and it is so popular amongst the Indian masses that Hyundai sells a cool 7000+ units of the i10 every month all over the country. So because of its popularity Hyundai has decided to position the new generation i10 which is christened as Grand i10 just in between the old i10 and the bigger i20. There will be another version of this i10 which will also be launched at the European market too.

UPDATE 08/11/13: Hyundai has launched the automatic version of Grand i10. The 4 speed automatic gearbox will only be available with the 1.2 Liter Petrol engine variant priced at Rs.5.95 lakh for the Sportz and Rs 6.23 lakh for Asta(Ex showroom, Mumbai).

UPDATE 25/09/2013: Hyundai has managed to secure 10,000 bookings for the Grand i10, which is expected for a car with such a good package.

UPDATE 03/09/2013: Hyundai Motors India limited(HMIL) launched the Grand i10 with both Petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine uses Dual VTVT to generate 83 ps of maximum power at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm, the engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission there will also be 4 speed automatic gearbox which will be launched later. As far as the new 1.1-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine is concerned it generates 71 ps of maximum power at 4000 rpm and 160 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm, the engine is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox.

You will find all the details of this new car from Hyundai in this article.

September 25, 2013 10:25
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Hyundai Discontinues Several Variants of the i10

Hyundai Discontinues Several Variants of the i10

To make some sense in buying a Grand i10,Hyundai has discontinued thei10 variants that are powered by the 1.2-liter Kappa2 engine, which means the i10 Sportz and Asta will no longer be in production.

After Hyundai announced a price hike for all its cars, excluding the Grand i10, the price gap between a top-end i10 and the new Grand i10 was so close that it didn’t make any sense to wait for the latter. In other markets, the Grand i10 is sold as the next gen i10. This means that the standard i10 will be sold with the 1.1-liter iRDE engine available in the Era and Magna variants. Customers looking for an auto-box will have to wait for the top-end variant of the Grand i10 that will, you guessed it, come with an auto-box, although it will only be a petrol powered car.

Hyundai has still retained the previous i10 to keep the customer’s options open. It’s much like the move made by Nissan with its Micra and Micra Active. Good to know that the Koreans are expanding their lineup in India.

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September 24, 2013 10:56
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2007 Hyundai i-tech i10

2007 Hyundai i-tech i10

Hyundai i-10 is a very popular hatchback from the company which was launched in the year 2007. Since then, a lot of modifications have been made to the car to make it remain updated with the new features. Hyundai i-10 has been the successful model among the Hyundai’s profile. Recently Hyundai have launched a special edition of its hatch i-10 as ‘i-gen i-10’. This special edition will be available with some high technology features and among them; the most striking fact is that the car will sport i-tech body graphics. This car shall be available in two models named 1.1Era and 1.2Magna. This car has been launched keeping in mind the changing preferences of the consumers. Let us know about this car more.

March 27, 2013 11:21
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Fastest cars in India

Fastest cars in India

If there is a manufacturer which ought to be happy and benefit from our list then it’s got to be Hyundai. Perceptions about Hyundai couldn’t have been more different from what our list suggests. Out of the 9 cars on our list of the fastest accelerating cars to 100kmph in India, 3 are Hyundai’s. In India and internationally Hyundai’s are known to provide value for money amongst other thing. ButHyundai’s aren’t considered to be tailored towards enthusiasts. Surprisingly enough and going against the flow, some of the fastest cars in India are Hyundai’s. There are also 2Skoda’s in our list which isn’t a surprise and the Laura has been praised by all automotive publications for its handling and performance. The Mitsubishi Cedia also finds its way which though might not surprise many readers but it would surprise some who had assumed that the Cedia was now out of production. Volkswagen is represented by the Polo 1.6 which is amongst the few aspirational cars in India. Another interesting entry worth noting is the Volvo S60 T6 which is a highly underestimated car but surprisingly there is only one BMW amongst the nine cars.

January 14, 2013 08:14
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The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India

The 10 most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India

It ultimately boils down to the fuel efficiency. Price and fuel efficiency are undoubtedly the most important things when it comes to making the choice for automobiles for the majority of us Indians. We have come out with a list of the ten most fuel efficient petrol hatchbacks in India and have taken the figure supplied by the Automotive Research Association of India to help us come up with the list. Out of the cars it is not a surprise that 5 are Maruti Suzuki’s and that’s a testament to how well Maruti understands the Indian market. They are catering perfectly to our needs andHyundai, the second largest passenger car manufacturer in India comes in seconds with 3 entries. Tata has one and so does Chevrolet.

December 13, 2012 00:48
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2012 Fastest accelerating petrol hatches under 10lakhs

2012 Fastest accelerating petrol hatches under 10lakhs

You needn’t always have to empty your pockets to have fun. Fortunately there is now in the market enough available across the price segment to interest speed enthusiasts. Over the next week we would list out the fastest accelerating diesel and petrol cars in India from different price ranges.

December 5, 2012 04:40
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Hyundai launches LPG version of the i10

Hyundai launches LPG version of the i10

After much delay Hyundai has finally launched the LPG version of the i10. Available in two versions, the Hyundai i10 Era is priced at Rs. 4,16,144, while the i10 Magna would cost Rs4,30,659 ex-showroom New Delhi. The LPG i10 comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty. The new model is equipped with a 1.1 litre iRDE2 engine which offers an easy shift between petrol and LPG. The LPG version has a fuel capacity of 35-litres of petrol and 34-litres of LPG.

Earlier this year three other manufacturers launched LPG versions for their cars. The Chevrolet Beat, Tata Indica Vista and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R being the three. At the launch, Mr H W Park, MD and CEO, HMIL said, "The LPG version of our Next Gen i10 is a viable alternative for customers looking at low running cost. With the launch of the i10 Blue Drive, Hyundai is broadening its eco-friendly initiative. Hyundai believes in preserving the environment by making eco-friendly cars that run on low emission fuels."

Boot space on the LPG variant hasn’t been dramatically affected as is normally the case by the addition of a LPG tank and the car is also equipped with the Alternator Management System (AMS) which manages power within battery. This technology maintains normal supply while braking and limits power supply during acceleration.

November 26, 2011 05:40
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2010 Hyundai i10

2010 Hyundai i10

Honda is threatened by Hyundai and it’s admitted that Hyundai is one its main competitors internationally. The Japanese manufacturer is aware of the improving quality of Hyundai products and the Korean manufacturer in the last decade has come into its own as an automobile maker. The i10 is a fine example of Hyundai’s progress and is one of the best small cars in the world. It’s also Hyundai’s first serious attempt at a properly resolved city car. Launched in India in 2007, the i10 has won many an award not only in India but internationally as well. The i10 is a fine example of a well-engineered and put together small city car transcending boundaries and Hyundai in 2010 gave the i10 a facelift and made changes to the engine. The all new i10 in not expected before 2013 and despite newer models coming in the market, the i10 remains the favourite city car for Indians. With prices starting from Rs3,54,972 to Rs5,99,455 ex-showroom New Delhi, is the i10 the small hatch for you?

October 10, 2011 20:34
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