India’s second largest carmaker Hyundai has announced to have reached yet another sales milestone with the delivery of the 1,00,000th Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback within just ten months of its launch. Launched in September 2013, the Grand i10 has now officially become the first such model to surpass to the 1 lakh sales mark in the said time period.
The Hyundai Grand i10 was bestowed with the titled of Most Awarded Car 2013 and was also named the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) in 2014. Furthermore, the Grand i10 managed to feature in the list of top 10 most selling cars in the country within just two months of its launch - sealing its stance as the most popular family hatchback, regaled for its features, enviable technology, comfort and performance.
Commenting on the feat, Rakesh Srivastava, senior vice president of marketing and sales said, “We appreciate and thank our customers for showing strong confidence in brand Hyundai and making Grand a huge success in India. Grand has created a benchmark in quality, features and technology offering higher value proposition in such a short span of time - fastest in the industry. Reaching the milestone of 1,00,000 happy families of Hyundai Grand is a great achievement for us and we are very delighted. We would like to thank our valued customers and channel partners for their support. Hyundai reaffirms its commitment to the customer and will continue to bring world class products to the Indian market. To meet the increase in demand, we are continuously working to increase the production capacity.”
As a refresher, the Hyundai Grand i10 was launched in India back in September 2013 at Rs 4.29 lakh and has since, received an over whelming response from the Indian market. The hatchback is available in both petrol and diesel guises across eight variants. The petrol variants are being powered by a 1.2-litre Kappa engine that is rated at 83PS and 116Nm, while the diesel model has been equipped with a 1.1-litre, 3-cylinder U2 VGT powerplant that is able to churn out 71PS of max power and 163Nm of peak torque. ARAI claimed fuel efficiency figures stand at 24 kmpl for the diesel engine and at 18.9 kmpl for the petrol engine.