Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. Among HMIL’s manufacturing plant, Chennai claims to have the most advanced production, quality and testing capabilities in the country. Hyundai launched the Grand i10 in India on September 3, 2013. This hatch is the II generation of i10, but has trivial differences in when considered as the global model. The car is offered with both diesel and petrol engines. It is available in eight colors and is presented with great list of features. The price of petrol variants is in the range of Rs 4.30 lakhs- 5.48 lakhs, while the diesel variants are priced at Rs 5.24 lakhs- 6.41 lakhs (ex-showroom price Delhi). The brand has offered five trims of the Grand in both petrol and diesel, they are the Magna, Sportz, Era, Asta and Asta (O).
To the Indian market, Hyundai has presented the Grand with a 100 mm longer wheelbase than the European model, which makes it even more spacious and comfortable. With its pricing, the hatchback has managed to position itself between the company's two top-selling hatchbacks i10 and i20, so Hyundai now calls it a “Compact High level Entry”.
1.2-liter Kappa petrol engine present in the new Grand i10 employs Dual VTVT to fabricate 82 BHP of power with 6000 RPM and about 114 NM of Torque at 4000 RPM, the ARAI certified claimed mileage for this block is 18.9 Kmpl. This diesel engine is a new with 1.1-liter U2 CRDi mill that can offer 70 BHP of power with 4000 RPM and about 160 NM of Torque at 4000 RPM, ARAI mileage certified claimed 23.97 Kmpl. The Grand i10 contends with the other make models such as Honda Brio, Maruti Suzuki Ritz, Chevrolet Beat and Ford Figo of Indian market. All these wheels do boast of same type engine size as provided in Grand, but Hyundai is working hard to beat them with much better mileage space, and features.