2017 Hyundai Grand i10 vs. 2013 Hyundai Grand i10 – Old vs. New
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Features new bumper designs, touchscreen infotainment system and new 1.2L diesel.
Hyundai India launched the facelifted Hyundai Grand i10 yesterday at prices ranging between INR 4.58 Lakhs – INR 7.33 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi). It arrives nearly four years after the launch of the Grand i10 nameplate.
Here’s a brief pictorial comparison between the new Grand i10 and the outgoing model.
The new Grand i10 sources most of the changes seen in the Euro-spec i10, which received the same facelift late last year. The front fascia incorporates Hyundai’s new Cascading hexagonal, redesigned fog lamps with LED DRL strips (in top-end models), and air curtains similar to the Hyundai Elantra.
At the side, the new Grand i10 Asta gets roof rails, chrome door handles and new 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, while the rear-end sports dual tone bumper with round reflectors on either side and a spoiler.
Inside, the new Grand i10 retains the dual tone beige and black colour combination with chrome and silver accents and dual-tone fabric seat upholstery.
What’s different is the equipment on offer. The 2017 Grand i10 Sportz(O) and Asta come with a new 7-inch touchscreen system with reverse parking camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the Sportz grade gets a smaller 5-inch touchscreen audio system with Bluetooth. The Asta also features an automatic climate control system sourced from the Xcent as standard, which was previously unavailable.
The petrol variant has retained the 1.2L four-cylinder Kappa engine with 83 PS and 11.6 kg.m of peak torque, while the diesel variant debuts a new 1.2L three-cylinder U2 CRDi diesel engine producing 75 PS and 19.4 kg.m of torque; 4 PS and 30 Nm more torque than the outgoing 1.1L unit.
Both variants are fitted with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a 4-speed automatic is exclusive to the 1.2 petrol.