The Hyundai Grand i10 has always been a considerable contributor to the Korean automaker’s sales in the country. To keep customer interest going strong, the automaker has launched the facelifted model with fresh feature upgrades and a new 1.2-litre diesel engine. The petrol is available in manual as well as CVT option, while the diesel is offered only with a manual transmission. In a competitive market like ours, we list down a few other cars that are offered around a similar price range.
The base variant of Hyundai Grand i10 being the most affordable in its range offers decent amount of specs like gear shift indicator, AC with heater and multi information display as standard along with driver side airbag for safety. Close on heels, we also have the recently launched base Sigma variant of the Ignis which gets dual airbags and ABS as standard. Tata also offers the Tiago with front airbags as standard. For those who are keener on low cost running and CNG option, you have the WagonR CNG as well as top spec VXI+ variant. Moreover, Maruti also offers the top spec with ABS for a similar price. For those interested in diesel, Tata Motors takes a lead with Tiago offering a top spec diesel around a similar price as the base Grand i10 diesel variant.
Moving up the ladder, the Grand i10 Magna variant additionally gets impact sensing auto door unlock, roof antennae, front passenger seat back pocket, all-four power windows and has quite a lot of competitors in terms of Zest, Brio, Sail, Ignis, Dzire, Celerio and the WagonR. Interestingly, the Celerio and the WagonR are offered with an AMT option here unlike the rest which get manual option. In the diesel option, for a similar price you have Swift being offered with ABS.
Progressing to the Grand i10 Sportz variant, things start to get a little interesting for the new hatchback as it offers CVT option along with front dual airbags. Hyundai’s new found rival, the Ignis also offered with an AMT option in this price range along with the Honda Brio with CVT option. However, the Korean automaker still manages to get an upper hand here with the introduction of a 5.0-inch colour touch screen audio or a 7.0-inch audio video with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mirror Link and Bluetooth connectivity features. The variant also offers steering wheel mounted controls. As for competitors like Swift, Sail and Dzire, they all offer ABS as an option.
For customers who were always interested in top-spec variant, you have the Grand i10 Asta in addition to all the features in the Sportz variant, the trim offers driver seat height adjuster, adjustable rear sear headrest, rear wiper, push button start stop, luggage lamp and more. At this price, buyers can also consider the Ignis automatic, Dzire and the Bolt.
The new Hyundai Grand i10 gets fair share of upgrades and customers who are eyeing the new model, the Sportz variant in manual offers the best deal, which also means that customers will have to be ready to shell out between Rs 5.65 lakh to Rs 6.0 lakh. The automatic Sportz variant however comes off a bit too expensive at Rs 6.82 lakh. Though the lower variants do offer decent amount of features, its straight competitor Maruti Suzuki emerges stronger with CNG as well as AMT options at a lower price. On the overall pricing aspect especially in petrol option, Hyundai competes strongly with the Ignis trims, whereas in diesel Maruti’s Swift and Tata’s Tiago has emerged as a strong competitor to the Grand i10’s diesel trim.