Hyundai Grand i10 Features, Specifications & Test Drive

Hyundai Grand i10 Overview

Hyundai is working on the new-generation Grand i10 and we suspect this new vehicle to be coming in by late 2019 or early 2020. The Hyundai Grand i10 has been a success for the South Korean automaker. The Hyundai Grand i10 2019 will be coming up for certain. The company has announced the launch of eight new products in India till 2020, of which 5 will be new-generation vehicles. One of them for certain is the Grand i10 2019. Hyundai will be going highly aggressive with its product strategy in the coming years and this new hatch will be a solid product.

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Hyundai has already begun road-testing for two of its upcoming products that will hit the showrooms in the future. The Carlino-based SUV was spied recently and now, fresh spy shots of Hyundai’s replacement for the Grand i10 hatchback, have emerged on the internet. The next-gen Hyundai Grand i10 is likely to make a global debut sometime next year. Book a test drive for Grand i10 in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.

The current hatch was launched in 2013 and it got its update in 2017. We expect the new car to be based on an all-new platform and this will be shared with Kia Motors too. This new platform will be wider, offer longer wheelbase and will be flexible. The Hyundai new hatchback will offer more features and better performing engines too. To begin with, the Grand i10 got the moniker Grand as it had a longer wheelbase than in other markets. It offered extra features for the Indian car market and this was then exported to other markets too. Europe continued to have i10. What will the new car have on offer? We share all the details on the same. Read further to know more.

Hyundai Grand i10 Exterior & Look

The Hyundai Grand i10 was never exciting to look at, though it was certainly smart. With the facelift, the Grand i10 adheres to the company’s new design philosophy.As the front, the biggest changes include a new ‘cascading grille’ design, a reworked upper grille and a redesigned bumper with new fog-lamp surrounds and the all-new LED DRLs. At the side, the changes are limited to the redesigned 14-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, there’s a new bumper which includes a large black insert with circular reflectors.

At the rear, there’s a new bumper which includes a large black insert with circular reflectors. The new rear bumper design is expected to divide opinions – the pre-facelift model looked smart and the redesign feels unnecessary.The Grand i10 also offers one of the most spacious boots in its class at 256-litres.Overall, the little Hyundai does carry a nice design that is bound to please many and possibly offend none.

Hyundai Grand i10 Interior & Comfort

Hyundai has managed to retain the Grand i10’s very upmarket cabin, even managing to improve it in many ways. Fit and finish in fact are every bit as good, with some bits feeling even better made, and quality of the bits you touch, like the gear lever and the steering wheel, feel so good – this still feels like a car from a segment above. There’s now a new 7.0-inch touchscreen audio system, with an interface similar to that of the Elantra, and what’s nice is that you even get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as part of the software suite. The unit is intuitive and touch sensitivity is nice too. This new audio system will also support voice commands once your smartphone is connected to it. And the screen also doubles up as a display for the newly added reversing camera.

The other big addition to the equipment list is the automatic climate control system from its compact sedan sibling. For those looking to buy the lower Sportz variant, even that gets a 5.0-inch touchscreen system with Bluetooth. Even the seats are very comfortable and supportive, and there’s so much legroom in the rear that being chauffeur-driven is not a problem either. There’s just one complaint. While all variants come with a driver airbag, variants upwards of Sportz get dual airbags. And an anti-locking braking system (ABS) is only available only on the top-spec Asta variant. Neither of the variants gets speed-sensitive door locks, which is something that the competition from Maruti gets.

Hyundai Grad i10 Engine & Gearbox

Expect Hyundai to offer the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that will come with five-speed manual and AMT options. The diesel will also be 1.2-litre with manual only. Hyundai will be looking at offering better performance in the petrol engine and improving its drivability. This will mean the need to shift gears will reduce in city. This will make it much easier to drive. The diesel engine is anyways good, we aren’t sure if the Grand i10 will come with diesel AMT. With the Santro, Hyundai shall be introducing the AMT in the Hyundai family.The engines on offer will have good performance and mileage on diesel will be high. The clutch is soft and gearshifts should be smooth like the current hatch. Check for Hyundai Grad i10 in  kmindia.in 

The pictures show the car under camo but we can see changes in things like the headlights and the window line. The car has been given a brand new set of headlights and taillamps. There will be new alloy wheels and also new interiors will include a big touch screen and a revised instrument cluster.Hyundai has already begun road-testing for two of its upcoming products that will hit the showrooms in the future. The Carlino-based SUV was spied recently and now, fresh spy shots of Hyundai’s replacement for the Grand i10 hatchback, have emerged on the internet. The next-gen Hyundai Grand i10 is likely to make a global debut sometime next year.

Hyundai Grand i10 Ride & Handling

The other area where this car is improved is ride and handling. It now takes to the road like a much bigger, more expensive car with commendable sound insulation and good bump absorption. And that little bit of an edge that the earlier car had over sharp bumps, Hyundai seems to have been able to get rid of that too. Even pitching and bobbing on wavy surfaces are well-controlled and the car feels planted and confidence-inspiring at highway speeds. Its steering might not feel very sporty or lively but it is light enough in the city and returns to centre quite nicely on the move. The real jewel, however, is the gearbox. It is light, has a short throw, and, with well-defined gates, makes shifting gears a joy. Even the clutch is nice and light, although the action is a bit springy and at times is a bit difficult to modulate; especially considering the stall characteristics of the three-cylinder motor.

Hyundai Grand i10 Braking & Safety

The Hyundai Grand i10 features a driver-side airbag as standard across the range. On the top-of-the-line Asta variant which we have tested, safety features include dual front airbags, ABS, impact sensing door-unlock, rear defogger and rear parking sensors and camera.The Hyundai Grand i10, for the price, does not offer as many safety systems as the Ford Figo. The Figo, with 6 airbags, ABS and EBD trumps the Grand i10 in terms of safety.

Hyundai Grand i10 Price in Chennai

Hyundai Grand I10 On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 5,21,616 to 8,38,725 for variants Grand i10 1.2 Era Petrol and Grand i10 1.2 Asta Diesel respectively. Hyundai Grand I10 is available in 10 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Hyundai Grand I10 variants price in Chennai. Check for Grand i10 price in Chennai at Carzprice.

Hyundai Grand i10 Verdict

With the facelift and the updates to the diesel engine, Hyundai has taken a good product and made it even better. The car feels fresh, beautifully built and the additional power of the diesel makes it a bit nicer to drive too. Sure, even more power on the diesel would have been nicer still and the new Grand i10 still lags behind when it comes to safety kit. But look at what the Grand i10 offers as against what you pay for it, and it’s pretty clear why more than 10,000 buyers a month sign on the dotted line for the car. This clearly is one of Hyundai’s best cars.

Hyundai Xcent Features, Specifications & Performance

Hyundai Xcent Overview

The Hyundai Xcent marked the company’s entry into the compact sedan segment in India. Based on the Grand i10, the Hyundai Xcent became popular in its segment, partly due to features like steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls. Safety features such as ABS and driver airbag being standard across all variants make it an even better option for a small family. The Hyundai Xcent is powered by two engine options, a 1.2 litre Kappa petrol and a 1.2 litre U2 CRDi diesel. The petrol engine generates 81.8 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm and the diesel produces 74 hp at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm from 1,750 rpm to 2,500 rpm. Both engines, have the right balance between performance and fuel efficiency. Request a test drive for Xcent in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive

Hyundai Xcent

Hyundai Xcent Exterior

This time around, Hyundai has tried to apply maximum effort to implement the design scheme from the high-end models in its portfolio such as Elantra. This has resulted in new ‘cascading styled’ grille that looks similar to the elder sibling. This also makes the Xcent looks different from the Grand i10 for which it has been taunted for many years. But for many, the older set-up with slender grille joining the headlamps would have been more appropriate. Another noticeable change at the front is the revamped headlamps and the revised bumper which now houses daytime running LEDs, positioned above the fog lamps.

There aren’t many changes at the side profile except the wheels are larger than before and a new set of 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. However, it’s the rear that has gone through a huge makeover. The smaller tail-lights of the previous model have now been replaced by wrap-around units, adding nice width to the car. The taillights setup look like a typical Audi. Then there is matte-black strip running across the rear bumper that further adds to the muscularity. Other changes include shark fin antenna at the top and the 1.2D badging on the front right fender. Overall, the changes done by the carmaker at the outside will compel you to make a nod of appreciation.

Hyundai Xcent Interior

The interior cabin of 2017 Hyundai Xcent is finished in dual-tone Black and Beige upholstery with Blue illumination. Though, most of the features seen on the pre-facelift model such as adjustable rear headrests, rear seat centre armrest with cup holders, leather wrapped steering wheel, fully automatic temperature control, tachometer, multi-information display with digital clock and tripmeter, electric power steering, front and rear power outlets, rear A/C vents, cooled glovebox, height adjustable driver’s seat and push button start/stop have been retained in the new model. However, the biggest update comes in form of the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Smart phone (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink), Bluetooth, Aux-in, USB connectivity and Voice Recognition feature.

Though, it is available on the range-topping variants as the mid variants get just a 2-DIN audio system with four speakers. Sadly, the base variant doesn’t get anything, even the 2-DIN music system misses out. The steering mounted audio and bluetooth controls feature is standard with E+ onward grades. A special mention goes to the Smart phone holder with Charging port, which is only available with the automatic variant.

Hyundai Xcent Gearbox

Powering the Hyundai Xcent are two engine options similar to the Grand i10, a 1.2 litre Kappa petrol unit and a 1.2 litre CRDi diesel. The petrol generates 82 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The diesel engine generates 74 hp and 190Nm of torque which kicks in from 1,750 rpm. Both engines have been tuned for the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency.The Hyundai Xcent is available in two transmission options, a manual and an automatic. The automatic is available only for the petrol powered unit in the Kappa S variant. The 5 speed manual gearbox offers smooth gear changes with both engines.

The ARAI Certified mileage of the Hyundai Xcent petrol manual is 19.1 kmpl, 16.1 kmpl for the petrol automatic and 24.4 kmpl for the diesel variants. All mileage figures are acceptable by segment standards.Hyundai claims that the new Xcent returns improved mileage figures as the engines have been improved. Where the diesel powered variant delivers ARAI certified mileage of 25.4kmpl, the petrol version, on the other hand, reads 20.14kmpl. The petrol automatic is though, a little low, returning 17.36kmpl.

Hyundai Xcent Rideing

The car has also been improved in terms of ride quality and bumps absorption. The suspension set-up is slightly nimbler and the bad patches on the surface are galloped easily. The steering is now lighter to use and more accurate. However, once you go past the 120kmph, one can feel vertical nodding. But that doesn’t make the car feel nervous.The 2017 Hyundai Xcent comes with improved handling as comapred to its precedessor. The company engineers have worked hard towards the light steering wheel. The power delivery in the diesel variants is smoother due to the new engine. The NVH levels are immensely controlled and one seldom hear a noise even at low speeds. It feels pretty decent behind the steering wheel.

Hyundai Xcent Safety

2017 Hyundai Xcent comes with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The company has offered dual front airbags as standard fitment across the entire variant line-up of the new sedan. In addition, several premium features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock, Keyless entry with Smart Key, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear Camera with display on audio, Central Locking, etc. are available with the top-end variants. Though, it looks bleaker than the preceding model, which had ABS as standard safety feature. Also, the other sedans in the segment come equipped with more safety features than Xcent.

Hyundai Xcent Cost in Chennai

Hyundai Xcent Ex-Showroom Price in Chennai ranges from 5,37,029/- (Xcent E Petrol) to 8,40,577/- (Xcent SX Diesel Optional). Get best offers for Hyundai Xcent from Hyundai Dealers in Chennai. Check for Xcent price in Chennai at Carzprice

Hyundai Xcent Conclusion

2017 Hyundai Xcent seems to be better than the preceding model in terms of exterior appearance, interior features, and driving dynamics. A special mention goes to the new diesel engine, which is more powerful and fuel efficient than before. The automatic variant is also available for added convenience. In all, it is a decent offering with more bells and whistles than before.