2018 Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift Variants Explained: Which One Should You Buy?

Modified On Feb 11, 2019 10:10 AM By Dinesh for Hyundai Grand i10

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The Grand i10 is available in four variants: Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta

  • Prices start from Rs 4.97 lakh and go up to Rs 7.62 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
  • Available with both petrol and diesel engines with manual transmission.
  • Automatic transmission is limited to the petrol engine.

Hyundai Grand i10

The Hyundai Grand i10 is the South Korean automaker’s midsize hatchback that rivals the likes of the Maruti Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100. It is available in four variants – Era, Magna, Sportz, Sportz (dual-tone) and Asta, priced from Rs 4.97 lakh to Rs 7.62 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). But which feature package, engine and transmission combination suits your needs better? Let’s find out.

Before we dive into variant details, here is a quick look at the hatchback’s colour options and the safety features.

Colour Options:

  • Typhoon Silver
  • Star Dust
  • Fiery Red
  • Polar White
  • Flame Orange
  • Marina Blue

Standard Safety Features:

  • Dual front airbags
  • ABS with EBD

Hyundai Grand i10 Era: Gets basic safety right


Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Era petrol

Rs 5 lakh

Era diesel

Rs 6.17 lakh


Safety: Dual front airbags and ABS with EBD

Exterior: Body coloured bumpers

Hyundai Grand i10

Comfort: Power steering, manual AC, front power windows and internally adjustable ORVMs

Verdict: You should go for this variant only if you are on a tight budget and have shortlisted the Grand i10 only. The base-spec Grand i10 is bare-bones in terms of features on offer. Although it gets the basic safety features right, it misses out on basic need-based features like a music system, rear power windows and central locking. Hyundai is also not offering body-coloured door handles and ORVMs with the base-spec model, the lack of which makes it look ordinary.

Hyundai Grand i10 Magna- Overpriced


Petrol MT/AT


Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 5.75 lakh/Rs 6.55 lakh

Rs 6.72 lakh

Price over previous Era

Rs 75,000/-

Rs 55,000

Features over Era

Safety: Central locking and speed-sensing door lock

Exterior: Body-coloured door handles and door mirrors, roof antenna, full wheel cover and roof rails

Hyundai Grand i10

Comfort: Steering-mounted controls, rear AC vents, day/night IRVM, rear power windows and electrically adjustable ORVMs

Infotainment: 2-din music system with Bluetooth, Aux and USB in the MT and a 5-inch touchscreen unit with Bluetooth, USB and Aux in the AT variant

Verdict: In this variant, the Grand i10 gets some of the features that we think should have been on offer right from the base variant. The premium that Hyundai is asking for these, though, is too high in our opinion, even for the diesel version. If you’re stretching your budget for this variant, we will instead suggest you to go for the base-spec Grand i10 and get some of these features fitted post purchase.

However, if you are looking for a petrol automatic hatchback, this is the first variant in the Grand i10 lineup to get the option of an AT. For those on a budget and planning to settle for the Grand i10 only can go for this variant, otherwise we would suggest you to stretch your budget and go for the Sportz variant.

Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz- Recommended variant


Petrol MT/AT


Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 6.14/lakh/Rs 7.08 lakh

Rs 7.17 lakh

Price over previous Magna

Rs 39,000/Rs 53,000

Rs 45,000

Features over Magna:

Safety: Rear parking sensors

Hyundai Grand i10

Exterior: Front fog lamps, LED DRLs, alloys (AT only), turn indicators on ORVMs and rear spoiler

Comfort: Rear parking camera, rear defogger, electrically foldable ORVMs, tilt-adjustable steering and cooled glovebox

Hyundai Grand i10

Infotainment: 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Verdict: This is the variant we recommend. It gets all the required features and then some. The price premium it attracts over the previous variant is totally justified in our opinion. Even for people looking for a petrol automatic hatchback, the Sportz is the right choice, in our opinion.

If you are someone who likes to stand out from the crowd. Hyundai is also offering a dual-tone exterior paint option with the Sportz variant. It is, however, priced at a premium of Rs 24,000 (diesel) and Rs 25,000 (petrol) over the single-tone variant, which is pricey. Why not go for the Grand i10 Asta instead?

Hyundai Grand i10 Asta: Loaded with features, value-for-money upgrade especially for diesel version


Petrol MT/AT


Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 6.65 lakh/-

Rs 7.62 lakh

Price over previous Magna

Rs 51,000

Rs 45,000

Features over Sportz

Exterior: Chrome door handles and alloy wheels

Hyundai Grand i10

Comfort: Auto AC, push-button start, rear washer and wiper, height-adjustable driver seat and rear adjustable headrest

Hyundai Grand i10

Verdict: If you like your new Grand i10 to be loaded with all the bells and whistles on offer, this is the right variant for you. For a premium of upto Rs 51,000 over the Sportz variant, it gets feel good features like auto AC and push-button start. It also gets some extra features like height-adjustable driver seat, adjustable rear headrest and rear washer and wiper. In its top variant, the Grand i10 is the contemporary compact hatchback to buy, and justifies the incremental value over previous variant.

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