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Compare Volkswagen Polo Vs Hyundai Grand i10

Snapshot: We put the Volkswagen Polo against the Hyundai Grand i10 and do a specification comparison to find out the better car from the two.

The car makers find themselves in a cut throat competition with each other in India. Almost every other car company has rolled out a hatchback car that has made the competition much more tough than it used to be. The two strongest contenders here comprise of Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai Grand i10. Both are offered in diesel and petrol variants, thereby giving lot of options to the consumers. The specification sheet present below would depict the cars in details and help you choose in a better way.

Volkswagen Polo Safety vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    2
  • Airbags
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
  • Engine Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Yes, Rear sensors
    Yes, Rear sensors with camera
  • Child Safety Locks
    Yes
    Yes
  • Door Ajar Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Central Locking
    Yes
    Yes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    Yes
    Yes
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
    No
    No

Volkswagen Polo Exterior vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Exterior

  • Headlights
    Halogen
    Halogen
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Alloy
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment - Electric
    Internal adjustment - Electric
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    Not on Offer
    Yes

Volkswagen Polo Interior vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Yes, Electric Power
    Yes, Electric Power
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    Yes, Rake, Reach
    Yes, Rake
  • Seats Material
    Fabric
    Fabric
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
    Yes
    Yes
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    Yes
    Yes
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
  • Start / Stop Button
    No
    Yes
  • Rear Center Armrest
    No
    No
  • Clock
    Yes, Digital
    No

Volkswagen Polo Comfort vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Comfort

  • Navigation System
    No
    No
  • Ventilation System
    Yes, Fully automatic climate control
    Manual Air conditioning with cooling and heating
  • Automatic Headlamps
    No
    No
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Internal, With Remote
    Internal, With Remote
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Push to Open
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes
    Yes
  • Second Row AC Vents
    Yes
    No
  • Adjustable Headrests
    Yes, All Rows
    Yes, Second Row
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
  • USB Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • iPod Compatibility
    No
    No
  • Aux-in Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Cup Holders
    Yes, Front
    Yes, Front
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Remote
    Yes, Remote
  • Cooled Glovebox
    No
    Yes
  • Infotainment Screen
    No
    No

Volkswagen Polo Instrumentation vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    No
  • Average Speed
    No
    Yes
  • Tripmeter
    Yes
    Yes, 2
  • Distance to Empty
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fuel Gauge
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Analog
  • Engine Malfunction Light
    Yes
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Key Off Reminder
    No
    Yes
  • Headlight Reminder
    No
    No
  • Low Fuel Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fasten Seat Belt Warning
    Yes
    Yes

Volkswagen Polo Dimensions and Weights vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    3971 mm
    3765 mm
  • Width
    1682 mm
    1660 mm
  • Height
    1469 mm
    1520 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2469 mm
    2425 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    165 mm
    165 mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1158 kg (Diesel) / 1066 kg (Petrol)
    --
  • Boot Space
    280 litres
    256 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    45 litres
    43 litres

Volkswagen Polo Body vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Body

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Body Type
    Hatchback
    Hatchback
  • Doors
    5
    5

Volkswagen Polo Engine vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    4
  • Displacement
    1396 cc (Diesel) / 1198 cc (Petrol)
    1120 cc (Diesel) / 1197 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    90@4000 (Diesel) / 75@5400 (Petrol)
    71@4000 (Diesel) / 83@6000 (Petrol)
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    230@1500-2500 (Diesel) / 110@3750 (Petrol)
    160@1500-2750 (Diesel) / 114@4000 (Petrol)
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel / Petrol 
    Diesel / Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    20.14 km/litre (Diesel) / 16.47 km/litre (Petrol)
    24 km/litre (Diesel) / 18.9 km/litre (Petrol)

Volkswagen Polo Transmission vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
  • Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gears
    5 (Diesel) / 5 (Petrol)
    5 (Diesel) / 5 (Petrol)

Volkswagen Polo Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Hyundai Grand i10 Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Drum
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    185/60R15
    165/65R14
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    185/60R15
    175/65R14

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Polo Highline Petrol with Grand i10 Asta (O) Petrol and Polo Highline Diesel with Grand i10 Asta (O) Diesel. Compare full features of the cars by clicking here.

Volkswagen Polo Vs Hyundai Grand i10 (Design and Exteriors) 

Volkswagen Polo showcases the hard work of Volkswagen’s design engineers and made it look very charming from every possible angle. The front of the car has big halogen headlights with a shape that goes in sync with the overall style of the car. The fog lamps can be seen in higher variants and the dual beam facility is accessible in all variants excluding the base trim Trendline. The grille has chrome accents on the grille and the body colored bumper is good-looking. The 15 inches alloy wheels are there in the top trim, while 14 inches alloys are in Comfortline variant. Side profile has been kept simplified with body colored door handles and ORVMs with sleek and chic turn blinkers. The rear has a perfect brew of sophistication and sportiness. The tail lights are nice and the LED high mounted stop lamp are standard features.

The exteriors of Hyundai Grand i10 are impressive. The Fluidic body structure continues to astound here as well. The fabulous frontage has wraparound styled headlights along with the radiator grille with chrome inserts. The wide air dam gives enough space for the air to cool off quickly. The bonnet is smooth and the body colored bumper is accompanied by some prominent character lines. The side profile of the higher variants of Grand i10 comes with body colored ORVMs incorporated with turn indicators, and door handles also dipped in body color. The 14 inches diamond cut alloy wheels are smart and graces under the wheel arches with pride. The rear of Grand i10 is inspiring with the chic taillights, sporty rear spoiler and chrome badge.

Volkswagen Polo Vs Hyundai Grand i10 (Interiors and Features)

The interiors of Volkswagen Polo are plush and luxuriant. As soon as you enter the hatchback, the huge dash along with beige color theme takes away the show. The airy and spacious appearance is another high point of its interiors. The plastic materials used here are scratch resistant and storage spaces are in abundance. The comfort features here comprise of front power windows in the base variants, all four power windows in the top trim. The infotainment section has been endowed with Mp3/CD player with aux-in and USB support. The Bluetooth connectivity is present in the top end variant only. To add on to this, the car also comes with rear parking sensors, speed sensing auto door lock, big glove box, sun visors with vanity mirrors, remote fuel lid and boot opener etc. The manual air conditioning system cools down the cabin in minutes.

Hyundai Grand i10 interiors are no less than Polo. The company has made the cabin spacious and very airy. The air conditioning system is strong and has the capacity to cool down the car in just few minutes. The music system is smart and has Bluetooth connectivity in the top end variant. The 1 GB internal memory here is the perk along with Aux-in and USB support. The steering wheel is multifunctional and has call and audio buttons mounted on it. The other utility features of Grand i10 comprise of power windows, sun visors with vanity mirrors, 12V power socket, multi information display, height adjustable driver’s seat, adjustable front head restraints, glove box, and more.

Volkswagen Polo Vs Hyundai Grand i10 (Engine, Transmission & Gearbox)

Volkswagen Polo is accessible in diesel and petrol engine alternatives. The petrol variant of Polo is operational with 1.2-Litre 1198cc petrol motor. This one has an arrangement of 3-cylinders and 12 valves. It has the ability to deliver power output of 75PS along with generating torque of 110Nm. on the diesel front, there are two choices. The GT variants have a strong and proficient 1498cc motor that produces 105PS power and 250Nm torque. The 1.5Litre TDI motor has 1498cc displacement. It fabricates peak power of 90Ps and 230Nm torque. Both the engines are joined with five speed manual transmission.

Hyundai i10 Grand exists in diesel and petrol engine options. The petrol model has 1.2-Litre Kappa engine with 1197cc displacement. This sturdy motor has the ability to agitate maximum power of 82.9PS and 114.7Nm of torque. Being mated with five-speed manual transmission, the engine delivers great performance on road. On the other hand, the diesel variant with 1.1-Litre (1120cc) common rail based direct injection fuel supply system motor gets 71PS power & 159Nm of torque. The five-speed manual transmission is amalgamated with the engine. The bi-fuel option with 1.0-Litre in Grand i10 is a smart move by the firm. It produces 67PS power along with 90.02Nm of torque in LPG mode and 69PS power and 92.18Nm torque in petrol mode.

Polo Vs Grand i10 (Mileage and Safety)

Volkswagen Polo delivers magnificent mileage figures. The petrol variants have a fuel economy of 16.47kmpl. On the other hand, the GT trims in diesel delivers 19.91kmpl of mileage and the models with 1.5-Litre turbocharged direct injection fuel supply brings in a prominent mileage figure of 22kmpl.

Hyundai i10 Grand is fuel proficient. The petrol trim that is equipped with 1.2-Litre MPFI fuel supply system delivers 17.19kmpl of mileage. On the other hand, the diesel ones that has 1.1-Litre diesel engine delivers peak mileage of 24kmpl. The LPG variant gives away 18.9km/kg of fuel economy.

Volkswagen Polo is incorporated with numerous safety traits, which ascertain the safety of the car and occupants.  The top end variant of Polo has fog lamps (front and rear), 3-point seat belts for the front seats, dual SRS airbags, electronic brake force distribution system, anti-lock braking system and brake assist and anti-pinch power windows. Plus, engine immobilizer, speed sensing auto door locks, central locking system, etc, are also in attendance as the standard safety features.

Hyundai i10 Grand hatchback has been blessed with safety aspects that don’t fail to impress the consumer. Hyundai Grand i10 comes with central locking system, day and night internal rear view mirror engine immobilizer, and key less entry function. The above mentioned features are standard, while the top end trims has been endowed with several other elevated safety features like fog lamps, Anti-Lock Braking system, reverse parking sensors and dual SRS airbags and brake assist.

Verdict

Hyundai Grand i10 was a runaway success; on the other hand, Polo was immensely sucessful too. The comparison is indeed close. However, the price tag of Volkswagen Polo is higher and the bi-fuel variant available in Hyundai Grand i10 helps it to keep an upper hand in this section. Also, fuel economy figures of Grand i10 are impressive, thereby making it a better package overall.

However, if you want that impressive performance and are willing to shell some extra cash, you can go for the Polo GT. It is more performance oriented and would put a big smile on your face every time you drive it.  

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