Grand i10 2013-2016 CRDi Asta Option Review
Hyundai has officially rolled out the Hyundai Grand i10 model series at a very competitive price tag in the Indian car market. Introduced in both petrol and diesel models with quite a few trim levels to choose from, this Hyundai Grand i10 model line up is going to compete with few of the best selling models in the hatchback segment. The company believes that this new model is going to be the game changer in automobile segment. Currently there are four diesel variants available in its portfolio among which, Hyundai Grand i10 CRDi Asta Option is the top end variant and it is blessed by a reliable diesel engine. The company has incorporated a second generation U2 diesel power plant, which is quite fuel efficient in this segment. The company has proudly claimed that this diesel engine has the ability to produce a class leading mileage of 24 Kmpl. The company has not just focused on improving the engine capabilities, but also have given importance to the safety aspects of the vehicle to ensure high level protection and security of all the passengers. As far as the comfort features are concerned, this hatch comes with a long list of comfort and utility features that pays complete value for money. This top end trim also comes with a reverse parking sensor, ABS, a driver and front co-passenger airbag and many more such aspects.
This newly launched Hyundai Grand i10 model series is one of the most stylish and alluring hatchback available in the segment. This four wheeler has been designed on the Hyundai i20 platform, which makes it look extremely stylish and trendy in its segment. However, it is a bit smaller than the existing Hyundai i20 hatchback series and more affordable. On its front facade, the company has fitted a small radiator grille with a chrome strip along with a chrome plated company logo on it. This radiator grille is complimented by the newly styled headlight cluster that incorporates powerful headlamps and side turn indicators. The bumper is big, sporty and incorporates a large air dam and a pair of fog lamps as well. On the side profile, you can find that the set of alloy wheels have a unique style with a diamond cut shape on it. These alloy wheels are fitted with radial tubeless tyres and are equipped to the wheel arches that further add to the sporty looks of the side profile. The door handles have been garnished in chrome, while the outside rear view mirrors have been painted in body color. Also there are waistline moldings fitted on the doors, which will add to the safety and elegance of the hatch. On the rear end, you can find a clear taillight cluster that houses powerful lights along with turn indicators. The bumper gets a beautiful design and it has been incorporated with reflectors. On top of the rear profile, you can find a rear spoiler and a high mount stop lamp adding to the safety and style of the hatchback.
This all new Hyundai Grand i10 CRDi Asta Option is the top end diesel trim and it has been blessed with one of the most stylish interior designs. The Hyundai car models are known for their plush interiors and this new Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback series is no different as it comes with dual tone beige and black interior color scheme along with blue illumination. The seats in the front row are ergonomically designed, while the rear seats are wide and well cushioned and comes integrated with adjustable headrest. These seats are fully covered in premium fabric upholstery. There are several features and equipments incorporated to the beautifully designed dashboard including an air conditioner, a multi-information display, a stylish instrument cluster and an advanced music system as well. This dashboard also houses AC vents along with a cooled glove box and several other functions. You can also notice some of the style oriented features including a chrome tipped gear knob and parking lever, inside door handles with metallic finish and several other such aspects.
Engine and Performance:
Coming to the engine specifications of this diesel hatchback, this Hyundai Grand i10 CRDi Asta Option trim is fitted with a second generation 1.1-litre U2 diesel mill. This diesel mill has been been incorporated with 3 cylinders, which has 12 valves and makes a displacement capacity of about 1120cc. The maximum power released by this second generation U2 engine is about 70bhp at 4000rpm, while yielding 160Nm of torque at 1500rpm to 2750rpm. This power is transmitted to the front wheels of the hatch through an advanced 5 speed manual transmission gearbox that enhances the performance and fuel efficiency. According to the company, this diesel mill has the ability to return 24 Kmpl of maximum mileage, which is impressive.
Braking and Handling:
The company has blessed this Hyundai Grand i10 model series with disc brakes assembled to its front wheels. Its rear wheels have been blessed with conventional drum brakes. Furthermore, this braking mechanism is enhanced by an advanced anti-lock braking system , which will reduce the risk of skidding when sudden brakes are applied. Handling this hatchback is utmost simple, thanks to the advanced motor driven electric power steering system that responds quickly according to the needs of driver.
The company has given utmost importance to the comfort levels of this top end diesel variant. This will ensure top rated luxury to all the five passengers inside the cabin and enables a joyful driving experience. The Hyundai Grand i10 CRDi Asta Option top end variant has been blessed with some of the most alluring features including a manual air conditioner with heater, AC vent for rear passengers, front and rear power windows with driver side auto down function, front and rear power outlets , a rear parcel tray, a passenger vanity mirror, a push button start/stop function, a luggage area lamp, a cooled glove box and several other attractive features. Also there is an advanced 2-DIN music system incorporated inside this hatchback that supports USB, AUX-in sockets and enables Bluetooth connectivity as well with controls mounted on the multi-function steering wheel.
As far as the safety and protective features are concerned, this top end variant is blessed with functions like ABS, driver and front co-passenger air bags, a central locking system , a rear parking sensor, a smart key less entry, front fog lamps, a rear defogger and an advanced engine immobilizer system as well.
Pros: High quality safety and comfort features, mileage is quite good.
Cons: Price tag is high, interior design can improve.