Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz is the mid range petrol variant in its model lineup and it has been blessed with 1.2-litre, Kappa Dual, VTVT based petrol mill under its hood. This mid range trim has been equipped with most of the features that are actually offered to the top end model in this segment. The company claims that this new hatchback variant comes with a very special body design and structure by using anti-corrosive steel and ring structure application that contributes for the enhancement of rigidity and robustness of the body. On the other hand, the company has designed this 1.2-litre, DOHC based Kappa petrol mill using VTVT technology that offers the best of both – mileage and optimum performance as well. Its advanced engine technology controls the mechanism of valves depending upon the engine requirement, which eventually improves the efficiency with lower emissions. The company has also focused on the comfort and utility features of this hatchback, which will ensure lavishness on the move. At the same time, the interior cabin gets a dual tone beige and black color look with blue illumination inside. Launched at a very attractive price, Hyundai Grand i10 is going to help the company to witness a new high in its sales. This hatch has been placed in the affordable hatchback segment where it will lock horns with Toyota Etios, Renault Pulse, Maruti Ritz, Chevrolet Sail UVA and other such vehicles.
The exterior design and appearance of this hatch is trendy in comparison to the other hatchback models. Its front facade has the design elements of Hyundai, which makes it look very sleek and stylish. The design of the headlight cluster is spanking new that amplifies the overall front profile. These newly styled headlights compliment the small radiator grille, which is incorporated with a chrome plated strip and company logo on to it. What really fascinating about the front profile is its sporty style bumper that comes incorporated with a large hexagonal air dam and stylish fog lights. This front bumper has been coated in body color looks sporty. The side profile of this hatchback is sleek as any other Hyundai car model. Its wheel arches comes fitted with 14-inch steel wheels covered in full wheel covers, which are further equipped with radial tubeless tyres. The doors have been equipped with body colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors along with waistline molding. This will bring a trendy look to the side profile, which will be liked by the buyers. Coming to the rear profile, this hatchback looks very beautiful with a beautifully designed bumper that incorporates reflectors on to it. The company incorporated clear tail combination lights that enhances style quotient and ensures visibility and safety as well.
Coming to the interior cabin section, this Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz mid range petrol trim has got a very plush interior designed with a dual tone interior environment. The company made sure the inside cabin looks very rich and elegant by incorporating blue interior illumination inside. This hatch comes with beige and black internal color scheme that adds more style and richness to the cabin. The company has incorporated tons of comfort and practical functions to this hatchback to ensure utmost luxury to the occupants. The company has bestowed this trim with comfort features including metal garnished inside door handles, front and rear door map pockets, a front room lamp, a front passenger seat back pocket, chrome finish on gear knob and parking lever tip, a stylish instrument cluster with tachometer, a multi-information display and other warning indicators. There are also features including a gear shift indicator, a door and tailgate ajar warning, a digital clock, a dual trip meter and several other such aspects. This will provide clear and detailed information to the driver while on the move.
Engine and Performance:
Hyundai Motors has equipped this mid range petrol model with an advanced 1.2-litre, Kappa petrol mill, which has been designed using VTVT (Variable Timing Valve Train) technology that ensures greater efficiency at low emission. The company has incorporated 4-cylinders and 16 valves along with MPFI fuel supply system that improves the performance and mileage. This engine has the displacing capacity of about 1197cc and produces a maximum power of about 81.9bhp at 6000rpm, while yielding a maximum 113.8Nm of torque at 4000rpm. This engine has been skillfully coupled with an advanced 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that transmits the engine power to the front wheels and returns a classing mileage of about 18.9 Kmpl.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels of this mid range hatch has been assembled with disc brakes, while the rear wheels have been equipped with drum brakes. This disc and drum braking system works fine in all conditions and ensures greater control over the hatch. On the other hand, this hatchback is blessed with a robust suspension system that enhances the stability and agility of the hatch. Its front axle is fitted with McPherson Strut type of a suspension, while the rear axle is blessed with a coupled torsion beam axle type of a suspension mechanism, which is further enhanced by gas type shock absorbers. Furthermore, handling of this hatch has been made easy by incorporating a motor driven power steering system, which is highly responsive and reliable.
This Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz is the mid range hatchback with top class features. Hence, customers can expect better features inside this hatch. The company has bestowed this mid range hatch with features including a power steering system, a manual air conditioner with heater, a power outlet, front and rear power windows with driver side auto down function, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, front intermittent washer and wiper, a rear parcel tray, a luggage lamp, rear AC vent, a cooled glove box, a push button start/stop function and several other such features.
The company has also given some significant safety aspects to this new Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback. The company blessed this mid range hatch with advanced safety features including an engine immobilizer system for preventing unauthorized access in to the car, a central locking system, front fog lamps for enhanced visibility, a smart key less entry, a day and night inside rear view mirror and several other advanced features. Apart from these, this mid range trim also gets reverse parking sensor that will assist the driver while parking.
Pros: High quality comfort features, affordable pricing, good engine performance.
Cons: Safety features should improve, interior cabin can be made better.