Hyundai suddenly boosted its sales figures by launching vehicles based on the fluidic design concept of Hyundai. The first vehicle of Hyundai having the fluidic design was the Hyundai Verna. It became a success in India. So, since then Hyundai has implemented the fluidic design concept in its each and every vehicle. The new Hyundai i20 and the new Hyundai i10 Grand, both these models were already selling in good numbers but Hyundai wanted more. So what Hyundai did is put the fluidic concept in them and loaded them with good and useful features and launched them at very aggressive prices. And guess what? It did work! Didn’t it?
The new Hyundai i20 is simply fabulous. It looks amusing and it rides with pleasure. It is available in two engine options- diesel and petrol. The former is a 1.4 litre DOHC diesel engine, which produces 88.8 bhp of max power at 4000 rpm and a massive 219 Nm of peak torque at 1500 to 1675 rpm. The latter is a 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine, which generates a peak torque of 113 Nm at 4000 rpm and a max power of 82.9 bhp at 6000 rpm. While there is an option of an automatic gearbox in the petrol variant, it remains absent in the diesel powered i20s. The new Hyundai i20 is one of the best value-for-money car currently available in India. The exteriors of the car features a new fluidic design inspired headlamps along with a new designed bumper with fog lamps. The interiors are pretty amazing too. Some useful features include, steering mounted controls, reverse parking camera, etc. The space is adequate and the seats are very comfortable.
Now, coming to the new Hyundai i10 Grand! It is available in two fuel variants: petrol & diesel. The petrol engine is a 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine, which produces a max power of 81.9 bhp at 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 113.8 Nm, which kicks in at 4000 rpm. There is an automatic transmission variant available in the top end models, Grand i10 AT Sportz & Grand i10 AT Asta. The diesel engine of the new Grand i10 is a 1.1 litre U2 CRDi Diesel engine which manufactures 70 bhp of max power at 4000 rpm and 159 Nm of peak torque at 1500 to 2750 rpm. The diesel variant has 5 models available but there is no option of an automatic transmission in any of the 5 models. The exteriors of the car are fantastic The headlamp cluster is a new one which is nicely done and gives a new look. The rear end of the car is as appealing as its front end as there are no vertical tail lamps now instead they are neatly and newly designed! The interiors are also very nice and commendable! It really makes you feel Grand.
The i20 is available in the price range of Rs 4.92 lacs to Rs 7.96 lacs whereas the i10 Grand falls in the range of Rs 4.32 lacs to Rs 7.0 lacs (price are ex-showroom Delhi). The prices of both the cars are almost superimposing each other, so, it is your call!