HyundaiGrand i10: What makes it an award winner?

Wednesday 29 January 2014, 12:18 PM by

Hatchbacks have always been a practical choice for our city streets. In modern-day the options have multiplied by a dozen wherein you can pick your choice amid a wider variety. Eminent jury of Sr. Editors from all the prominent automotive publications in the country has bestowed the ICOTY award to Grand i10 hatchback. Currently, Maruti Swift heads the sales number in comparison to the Hyundai i10 hatchback, but the Hyundai Grand i10 has earned the country's highest automotive award in the most competitive and rapidly growing automobile Indian market.

HyundaiGrand i10: What makes it an award winner? |
HyundaiGrand i10: What makes it an award winner?

The Hyundai Grand i10 has retained its existing line of 1.2 litre Kappa2 petrol engine and 1.1 U2 diesel engine. The car produces a decent 82 bhp power output. The 2nd generation CRDi technology in diesel offers improved operating pressure, low compression ratio, light weight engine block and an enhanced atomization of fuel. A combined effort from all these ensures more performance, more efficiency with lower running costs, lower NVH and lesser emissions. The Grand i10 seems to be a little peppy and jumps from rest in an impressive manner. This car isn't for highway racing, but its just perfect for city commute. Gear ratio has been attained with perfection to enable the driver to avoid frequent gear-shifts. Suspension in the Hyundai i10 has been designed to handle potholes at a lower speed, whereas taking on a bump at a higher speed may get slightly rough. Steering is responsive and handles well under all circumstances. Interiors in the i10 hatchback has always been impressive, and the new Grand i10 doesn't disappoint you either. Beige plastic in the lower end of the car gives it a rich feel. Furthermore, the cabin space features ample legroom and storage space. As per sources, the boot space in the Grand i10 is better as compared to Swift hatchback.

On the exterior the car is blessed Chrome coated door handles to give it an upmarket feel. The hatchback sports black integrated roof rails. At the back, the car features a third stop light which has been integrated in rear spoiler. The rear bumper features a reflector that provides good visibility for trailing vehicles. The rear wipers have been designed to deliver superior wiping efficiency with optimum coverage of sweep area.

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