From left to right : Lee Joon-gyu (Korean ambassador in India),
Seo Bo-shin (HMI Managing Director), Rakesh Srivastava
(HMI Division Head), Han Chang-Hwan (HMI Executive Director).
Hyundai Motor Launches the Grand i10 in India
- New Grand i10 debuts in India and unveils its advanced second-generation
U2 CRDi diesel engine
New Delhi, September 3, 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.
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 Grand with its excellent value proposition and its unique features, will serve 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 Dual VTVT Kappa petrol offering a combination of performance and 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). Moreover, the environment friendly U2 CRDi diesel engine is Euro V ready with low NVH levels. The engine operate 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’s ensure smooth and jerk free drive. The diesel engine is mated with a 5-speed manual transmission offering a perfect driving pleasure with enhanced fuel efficiency and refinement.
The 1.2 litre Kappa petrol engine comes with Dual VTVT mechanism thus delivering enhanced 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 AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT:
Grand has been designed at Hyundai European design centre in Germany using design cues of Hyundai’s globally acclaimed ‘Fluidic Design’ theme. The Grand has been developed for the Indian market to cater the needs of the evolved Compact High Entry buyers who values, style, space, economy and technological features. Hyundai Motor India Ltd. and Hyundai Motor Company Namyang R&D Engineers have worked closely from the conceptual stage to the final product development.
The Grand showcases a Modern, Sporty, Trendy and Progressive styling. The slopping roofline gives a sporty and aerodynamic feel. The elongated sharp headlamps, sleek wraparound tail lamps, roof rails, body side moldings and the segment unique 2 tone diamond cut alloy wheels gives a premium and sporty feel.
The interiors of Grand instill a wide sense of space with high quality fit and finish feel. To address the space related needs of the Indian customers the spacious cabin offers generous legroom and large boot space along with ample headroom and shoulder room. The 2-Tone Beige and black interior with high quality feel and finish give premium feel to the interiors of Grand.
To suit the requirements of the Indian customers there are some Indian specific development carried out on Grand. Dimensionally Grand is longer and have 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 which also ensures efficient all round cooling. Moreover, the rear window design on Grand is wider to avoid claustrophobic feel for the rear occupants.
The emphasis on space does not end at spacious cabin and large boot as Grand i10 comes with multiple storage options which have been innovatively created for enhanced customer convenience. Among other important and practical features all 4-door map pockets and floor console have 1 litre bottle holder. The glove box cooling keeps the beverages fresh and cool and a practically designed dashboard for storing small utility items.
The combination of interior space and performance presents the best product for the India’s discerning customers. The Grand customers would enjoy unmatched audio experience with an integrated 2-DIN MP3 Audio with first-in-segment 1 GB internal memory to store and play music of choice along with the audio features like Radio/CD/USB/Aux-in connectivity for unlimited music access. Moreover, the audio and Bluetooth controls on the steering wheel would further enhance the driving pleasure.
Hyundai has always led the way when it comes to ensuring safety and security of passengers. The Grand is packed with an array of active and passive safety features for occupant’s safety. It is equipped with dual airbag, a passive safety feature which is provided as supplementary restraint system, to ensure additional protection in case of frontal impact. The ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) ensures effective braking and prevents wheel lock-up during panic braking. Grand also offers central locking, engine immobilizer and Rear Parking sensor for enhanced convenience and easy parking.
GRAND FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
- 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 sear height adjustment
- Dual airbags and ABS
- Front and rear power outlets
- 2-tone beige & black interior
Grand i10 will be available in a range of 8 exciting new colours.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Hyundai Motor - which has seven manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Russia, Turkey and the U.S. - sold 4.4 million vehicles globally in 2012. Hyundai Motor, which employs over 90,000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.
Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products is available at http://worldwide.hyundai.com and www.hyundaiglobalnews.com.