New Delhi, 03 September 2013: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer today launched the much awaited Grand i10. The launch marks the global debut of Grand i10 in India.
|(L-R) Mr. B S Seo Managing Director & CEO, Mr. Joongyu Lee- Honorable Ambassador of Republic of Korea, Mr. Rakesh Srivastava- Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing, Mr. CH Han- Sr. Executive Director- HMIL
Speaking at the launch, Mr. B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Grand is a world-class product developed for the Indian market. The Grand symbolizes Hyundai’s commitment to Indian customers by offering high standards of quality, durability and reliability. It offers an ideal urban mobility with a complete package from style to performance creating a new benchmark in the Compact High Entry Segment. We expect that the Grand, with its excellent value proposition and unique features, will serve a wide range of customers in India.”
Engine & Transmission:
The Grand will be available with two engine options – the 1.1 litre advanced 2nd generation U2 CRDi diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol offering a combination of optimum performance and best-in-class fuel economy.
The advanced 2nd generation U2 CRDi diesel delivers 71PS@4,000rpm of maximum power and 16.3Kgm@1,500~2,750rpm of peak torque with best-in-class mileage of 24.0 kmpl (ARAI figure). This environment friendly U2 CRDi diesel engine is Euro V ready with low emission and NVH levels. The U2 engine operates at a high pressure of 1,800 bar and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions. The linear power delivery and flat torque over wide range of rpm ensures a smooth and jerk free drive. The diesel engine is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission offering higher driving pleasure with enhanced fuel efficiency and refinement.
The all-aluminum 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine comes with Dual VTVT mechanism delivering optimum engine performance with 83PS@6,000rpm of maximum power and 11.6Kgm@4,000rpm of peak torque with best-in-class mileage of 18.9 kmpl (ARAI figure). The petrol engine offers the choice of 5-speed manual transmission and automatic transmission.
Product & Design Development:
Grand has been designed at Hyundai’s European Design Centre in Germany using design cues of the globally acclaimed ‘Fluidic Design’ theme. The Grand has been developed for the Indian market to cater to the needs of the evolved Compact High Entry buyers who value style, space, economy and technological features.
The styling is modern, sporty, trendy and progressive. The slopping roofline along with integrated roof rails give a sporty and aerodynamic feel. While the elongated sharp headlamps, sleek wrap around tail lamps and segment unique 2 tone diamond cut alloy wheels give a premium appeal.
The interiors instill a wide sense of space with high quality fit and finish. The spacious cabin offers generous legroom, ample headroom and shoulder room along with large boot space. The 2-tone beige & black interior adds a luxurious touch.
India specific developments include a longer and larger wheelbase compared to its European version to cater to the space related need of Indian customers. For enhanced comfort of the rear passenger the Grand offers first-in-segment rear AC vents and a wider rear window design.
A host of advance and hi-tech features like smart key with push button start & stop for keyless entry/exit and ignition on/off, auto folding outside mirrors, tilt steering for a comfortable driving position, and a cooled glove box have been added. The audio experience has a integrated 2-DIN music system with a first-in-segment 1 GB internal memory, Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity for unlimited music access. The steering has audio, bluetooth and trip meter controls for enhanced driving pleasure.
The Grand is equipped with dual airbags, ABS and also offers central locking, engine immobilizer and rear parking sensor for enhanced convenience and easy parking.
• Rear AC vents (Segment Unique)
• Diamond cut Alloy wheels- unique 2 tone design (Segment Unique)
• Integrated 2-DIN MP3 audio with in- built – 1GB memory (Segment Unique)
• Smart Key with Push button Start and Stop
• Bluetooth connectivity
• Multifunction steering wheel with Bluetooth, audio and trip meter controls
• Auto folding outside mirrors with electric adjustment function
• Rear parking sensors
• Turn indicators on outside mirrors
• Cooled glove Box
• Tilt steering
• Leather steering wheel
• Front and rear power windows with driver auto down function
• Rear spoiler
• Chrome outside door handles
• Chrome surround front fog lamps
• Rear defogger
• Rear washer and wiper
• Roof rails
• Body side molding
• Driver seat height adjustment
• Dual airbags and ABS
• Front and rear power outlets
Price: in Indian Rupees (ex-showroom Delhi)
Grand i10 will be available in a range of 8 exciting new colours.