Grand i10 2013-2016 Asta Option Review
The all new Hyundai Grand i10 series is the newest hatchback model from the South Korean auto giant and it has been placed in the affordable hatchback segment. This hatchback has been introduced in petrol and diesel engine options under a very affordable price range. Out of the petrol variants, the Hyundai Grand i10 Asta Option is the high end variant available in the series and it is blessed with a wide range of comfort features and advanced safety functions. The company has bestowed an advanced 1.2-Kappa diesel engine using Variable Timing Valve Train technology that enhances the fuel efficiency and reduces the emissions. On the other side, the company used anti-corrosive steel and applied ring structure for enhancing the rigidity of the body and its robustness. This will eventually increase the safety standard of the vehicle and improves the protection for passengers. This affordable hatchback has been gifted with sophisticated functions like a reverse parking sensor, a 2-DIN audio system with 1GB internal memory, a multi-function steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth buttons mounted on it and several other top rated features. This top end model has also been offered with a stylish set of diamond cut alloy wheels, which will further enhance the style and elegance of its side profile.
The exterior design of the new Hyundai Grand i10 series is simply alluring. You will certainly fall in love with this hatch in the first instance itself. The company has extracted the design cues from the fluidic Hyundai i20 and designed this new Hyundai Grand i10 model. However, the design of the headlamps and the bumper is trendy, aggressive and much sporty in comparison to other models. The upper radiator grille is very small and it is fitted with a chrome strip along with chrome plated company logo. On its bottom, you can find the body colored bumper designed with a large air dam and incorporated with dynamic fog lamps. The side profile of the hatch is extremely stylish as the company has designed a new style Diamond Cut 14-inch alloy wheels and fitted them to the wheel arches. Apart from this, the doors have been fitted with chrome plated door handles, body colored external wing mirrors with turn indicators and waistline moldings. The side profile of the hatch is no less than a premium hatch and it is certain that you will fall in love with the vehicle. On the rear profile, you will find a beautiful bumper painted in body color along with a stylish boot lid and a large wind screen. Also there is an integrated rear spoiler along with a high mount stop lamp that adds to the style and safety of this hatchback.
When it comes to the interior cabin section, one should step inside the vehicle to feel the luxury and plushness. The company rolled out this premium hatchback with dual tone black and beige color interior color scheme along with blue illumination. Then there are ergonomically designed bucket type seats have been fitted in the front row, while the rear cabin gets spacious and well cushioned seats with adjustable headrest. The design of the dashboard is very stylish and it has been well designed with an air conditioner unit, a brilliant instrument cluster, a multi-information display, a music system and several other functions. The steering wheel is wrapped in premium leather and blessed with audio and Bluetooth functions, which will add to the convenience of the driver on the go. The company has obtained chrome finish on the gearshift knob as well as on the parking lever tip, while obtaining metallic finish on inside door handles. Also there are rear AC vents that ensures that the rear cabin is air conditioned and keeps the entire cabin pleasant. There are several other noticeable features incorporated to this hatchback including front & rear door map pockets, front room lamp and front passenger seat back pocket.
Engine and Performance:
The engine powering this Hyundai Grand i10 Asta Option high end trim is the advanced 1.2-litre, Kappa Dual, VTVT based petrik engine. This motor has been designed with 4-cylinders and 16-valves and had been incorporated with an MPFI fuel supply system. This engine has the ability to displace 1197cc of cubic capacity that will release a maximum 81.9bhp of power at 6000rpm, while yielding 113.8Nm of torque at 4000rpm. On the other hand, this advanced Kappa Dual engine has been mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox that sends the power to the front wheels and returns 18.9 Kmpl of peak mileage.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels of this new Hyundai Grand i10 has been blessed with highly reliable disc brakes, while the rear wheels are fitted with conventional disc brakes. This top end variant has been blessed with an anti-lock braking system which will enhance the functionality of braking and reduces the risks of skidding . On the other hand, its motor driven electric power steering system works very efficiently and provides instantaneous response on the go.
The comfort features offered inside this top end trim are best in class and unparalleled in comparison to the other hatchbacks. The company hasn't compromised on the occupants luxury and comforts. This top end variant Hyundai Grand i10 is blessed with a set of fascinating features including a manual air conditioner with heater, rear AC vents, front power outlet, front and rear power windows with driver side auto down function , a passenger vanity mirror, a rear parcel tray, a luggage area lamp, a push button start/stop function, a cooled glove box and many more such functions. This hatchback also comes with a 2-DIN music system that has USB, AUX-in support and Bluetooth connectivity, which will keep you entertained all the way.
This Hyundai Grand i10 Asta option is the top end variant available in the model lineup and it has been blessed with a lot of sophisticated and advanced protective functions. Inside this hatchback, the company has incorporated a driver and co-passenger air bag, anti-lock braking system , front fog lamps, a smart key less entry, a rear defogger, a reverse parking sensor, a central locking system and an engine immobilizer system as well. These advanced safety features will not just provide security to the passengers but also to the car.
Pros: Exterior appearance is refreshing, comfort and safety aspects are impressive.
Cons: Price tag can be better, mileage can be improved.