The Hyundai Grand i10 model series is the latest hatchback in the Indian automobile market and it has been launched in both petrol and diesel variants. There are quite a few diesel variants for the buyers to choose from which are available in its portfolio out of which this Hyundai Grand i10 CRDi Magna is the mid range trim in its model series. The company has equipped this diesel variant with a second generation 1.1-litre, U2 diesel engine that is designed for Indian roads for greater fuel efficiency. The company promises a maximum fuel efficiency of about 24 Kmpl (as per ARAI certification), which seems to be an added asset of this diesel hatch for the buyers. The company believes that the new Hyundai Grand i10 hatch is going to be a best seller in the Indian automobile market very soon. Coming to the exterior appearance, this newly launched Hyundai Grand i10 looks very sleek and stylish with design elements of the brand on its front and rear. This hatch is much bigger in terms of length, width and wheelbase in comparison to the existing Hyundai i10 model. Hence, the occupants will have ample space inside the cabin. The company has furbished the interior cabin with a trendy looking beige and black color scheme and it is complimented by blue interior illumination. This hatch will now lock horns with the likes of Nissan Micra, Maruti Swift, Maruti Ritz, Toyota Etios Liva and other such contenders in the automobile market.
This all new Hyundai Grand i10 model series is another fascinating hatchback introduced by the South Korean auto maker. This new hatchback model looks sportier, stylish, bolder and extremely alluring like no other hatch in its segment. The company has designed a newly styled headlight cluster that is very expressive , stylish and incorporates powerful headlamps and turn indicators. In the center there is a small chrome treated radiator grille incorporated with a prominent company logo embedded on it. What truly is impressive about its front facade is the sporty styled bumper that also has a large hexagonal shaped air dam in it. This large air dam is surrounded by a pair of round shaped fog lamps that are distinctly designed for proper amplification. On the side profile of this hatchback, the wheel arches have been beautifully fitted with 14 inch steel wheels and are covered with full wheel caps. While the outside door mirrors and the outside door handles have been painted in body color. On the rear end of this hatch, there is a tailgate opener and the bumper has been garnished in body color, while the company logo has been garnished in chrome. The taillight cluster is beautifully designed, which are complimenting the rear profile of the hatch. Furthermore, a couple of reflectors are also incorporated on the bumper, which adds to the safety of the hatch.
The interior cabin section of the new Hyundai Grand i10 model series comes in a dual tone beige and black color scheme, which is standard across all the variants. Also the company has brought blue illumination inside the cabin for enhancing the style and elegance of the hatch. The company has design the dashboard in the most beautiful way and given it a dual toned look. This dashboard houses several important features including an air conditioner, AC vents and several other control switches . There is a three spoke steering wheel that would give fascinating feel while driving. The company used premium fabric upholstery to cover the wide, well cushioned and comfortable seats fitted inside the cabin. Furthermore, there is a stylish instrument cluster that is incorporated with tachometer, gear shift indicator, door and boot lid ajar warning, a seat belt warning and a low fuel indicator. Apart from this, this instrument cluster also comes with a multi-information display that comes with a digital clock, a dual trip meter, average vehicle speed and engine running time as well.
Engine and Performance:
This Hyundai Grand i10 CRDi Magna is the mid range diesel variant that is powered by the second generation 1.1-litre, U2 diesel engine . This is perhaps a truly performance packed diesel engine designed by the company and it is designed for those seeking higher fuel efficiency. This engine can produce a displacement capacity of about 1120cc and unleashes a maximum power of about 70bhp at 4000rpm and yields a maximum 160Nm in between 1500rpm to 2750rpm. What truly impressive about this diesel engine is its ability to produce a class leading mileage of about 24 Kmpl (as certified by ARAI).
Braking and Handling:
This new hatchback model series comes with traditional disc and drum braking mechanism that provides full control over the hatch. Its front wheels are fitted with the disc brakes, while the rear wheels are assembled with drum brakes . These brakes works effectively in all conditions. On the other hand, you won't find it difficult to handle this hatch because of the robust suspension system and a high quality motor driven power steering system, which is very responsive. The front axle of this hatchback is assembled with McPherson Strut suspension while its rear axle is blessed with coupled torsion beam axle type of suspension, which is enhanced by gas type shock absorbers.
As far as the comfort features are concerned, this all new Hyundai Grand i10 CRDi Magna mid range variant is blessed with a set of attractive features inside. Although, its price is made very competitive, the company hasn't compromised on the comfort levels and convenience aspects of the passengers. Because of this, the Hyundai Grand i10 CRDi Magna variant is incorporated with impressive features including a manual air conditioner, a motor driven electric power steering, tinted glass , power windows with driver side auto down function, electrically adjustable ORVMs, a passengers vanity mirror, rear AC vent, front and rear door map pockets, front passenger seat back pocket and many others.
The South Korean auto firm has also given utmost importance to the safety aspects of the new Hyundai Grand i10 model. Its mid range variant is blessed with some of the sophisticated and advanced safety features including an engine immobilizer system , a central locking system, front fog lamps, day and night rear view mirrors, standard key less entry and so on. This hatchback is very strong and it is said to be built in a special manner that assures the safety of passengers inside the cabin.
Pros: Very affordable price tag, mileage is quite good.
Cons: Safety features needs to improve, no music system.
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