I always believed budget hatchbacks are not cars to look out for in terms of sheer performance. After all, its main purpose is to commute from point A to point B. They are supposed to be dull and boring. There is a new contender to challenge this belief.
Hyundai cars were never made to look good earlier. Take the Verna or the Sonata, neither of the cars looked nice forget appealing but then with the advent of the fluidic design philosophy, everything has gone upside down. Present day Hyundai cars look the most aggressive and cut edge. The new Hyundai Sonata totally steals it from competition with its shark style design.
The Grand i10 too offers a lot in terms of sheer design. It does drop some inspirational hints from the Hyundai Eon but then the Grand i10 takes it further. It does not look similar to competition. The design boasts of aggression and impressive styling. Hyundai has made sure that even though it is not a premium hatch does not mean the design should be bland and boring.
Look at it from front and the Grand i10 has a wide look. The headlamps have a sweep back design. The hexagonal front opening makes the car look wider and the contrasting black bar stands out in the design. The horizontal slats under this bar also aid the air movement to the engine. The radiator grille is a very slender chrome lining running across the width with the Hyundai logo placed on it. Even the front angular fog lamp design is impressive. The fog lamps are finished in chrome.
It has a strong yet subtle wedge line running on the side profile. The door handles are done in chrome. The external ORVMs electrically retract when the car is locked. They can be adjusted internally too. The ORVMs are also equipped with turn indicators. The level of detailing done is interesting as even the turn indicators get a slight dash of chrome around it.
With the window line starting at a lower position and flowing all the way to the rear C Pillar at a higher position, it makes the car look front inclined. The roof line flows over the strong A pillar before finally sloping till the rear and with the roof mounted spoiler, the design completes very aesthetically.