Hyundai Motor India Limited launched its new hatchback Grand i10 in India at Rs. 4.30-5.48 lakh for the four petrol variants and Rs. 5.24-6.41 lakh for the four diesel variants.
The car has been touted as the buffer between the current i10 and the i20 — both in terms of price and specifications. But what makes the hatchback an Indian buyer’s delight? Its diesel variant.
There are two engines to choose from in the GRAND i10 – an all-new 1.1 litre U2 diesel and 1.2 litre Kappa petrol. Both engines will be mated to a five speed manual gearbox and the 1.2 litre petrol will be available in Automatic as well. Hyundai offered me to drive the new U2 diesel for a few kilometres and by the three-cylinder standards, the engine is very refined. It is near-silent when idling and the overall NVH levels are well controlled.