Hyundai Grand i10 Vs Competition Survival Clash

Closing in the competition with arch rival Maruti Suzuki, the South Korean automaker has launched an exciting Grand model of its Hyundai i10 in the Indian auto market on 3rd September, 2013.

Hyundai Grand i10

Termed as Hyundai Grand i10, the vehicle is aimed at bringing prospective customers of premium hatchback cars to a more value for money car, Grand i10. In a bid to do so, Hyundai has tagged i10 at an aggressive pricing compared to its similarly featured premium hatches.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

There’s no doubt that competition is tough and to pull Maruti loyals is definitely an uphill task.

Nissan Micra

But besides Maruti Swift there are others also in the market which will act as barriers for Grand i10; these are the Ford Figo, Nissan Micra and Maruti Ritz.

Ford Figo

Let’s discuss how Hyundai Grand i10 is different from its competition in the following sub heads.

Maruti Ritz

Exteriors

Hyundai Grand i10 looks neat and elegantly designed sporty car from outside with brilliantly designed exterior styling. The new i10 gets a mature stance thanks to Chromed front grille, Aerodynamically designed turn indicator, rugged looking waistline molding and Aptly positioned fog lamps. Adding more punch to its design philosophy are diamond cut alloy wheels, smart rear spoiler, chrome door handles and sporty roof rails.

On the other hand, its competitor Maruti Swift boasts of sporty car looks with pronounce wheel arches and side extending front headlamps and rear tail lamps. Ford Figo has an upright kind of European kind of styling which does looks smart and stylish. Nissan Micra and Maruti Ritz are impressive in appearance with Micra more stylish of the two due to its prominent styling touches. With the premium new design avatar, Nissan Micra has smartly manged to come out more matured and masculine than the earlier generation. Ritz on the other hand still looks boxy, and scores least of all four cars.

Interiors

Hyundai has smartly given the Grand i10 interiors a rich look with completely revamped cabin except for the familiar dashboard that has been borrowed from the outgoing i10 model. It gets a big beige treatment in the center. Cabin is spacious and comfortable with bucket type front seats having beige black theme. The plastic quality has also been raised in the Grand i10.

Contrarily, Swift and Micra cater passengers with sumptuous space more than the Grand i10’s while Figo and Ritz boasts of almost similar space as that of Grand i10. However, it’s the fit and finish and the number of features in the South Korean car that tilts the interiors section in its favour but as far as space is concerned Swift has an edge. Seating comfort is adequate in all the hatchbacks but Micra looks a little more on the comfort side with softer suspension.

Engine, Specification & Performance

Hyundai Grand i10 is powered by the 1.2 Kappa Dual VVT petrol engine that belts out top power of 82bhp at 6000rpm and generates peak torque of 114Nm at 4000rpm while the 2nd Generation 1.1 U2 CRDi diesel motor pumps out max power of 70bhp at 4000rpm and max torque of 180Nm at 1500 – 2750rpm. Both the engines are mated to five speed manual transmission. Grand i10 has Mc Pherson Strut as front suspension and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle as the rear one.

Maruti Swift, on the hand is packed with highly acclaimed 1298cc, 4 Cylinder, 16 valves K Series petrol engine offering top power of 85bhp at 6000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 4500rpm, whereas the 1.3 litre 16 valve DDiS diesel motor excretes max power of 74bhp at 4000 rpm and max torque of 190Nm at 2000 rpm. A five speed manual transmission is linked to both the engines.

Ford Figo comes fitted with 1.2 litre Duratec petrol power mill that churns top power of 70bhp at 6250rpm and generates max torque of 102Nm at 4000 rpm, while the 1.4 litre Duratorq diesel engine gives out 68.1 bhp at 4000rpm and peak torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm. It has a smooth five speed manual gearbox.

Nissan Micra has been loaded with 1.2 litre 12V inline petrol engine that generates top power of 67.1bhp at 5000 rpm and torque of 104Nm at 4000 rpm, whereas 1.5 litre 8V inline diesel motor pumps out max power of 63.1bhp at 4000rpm and max torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm. Micra’s engine too gets a five speed manual gearbox.

The luring Maruti Ritz has 1.2 litre K series petrol engine under its hood which is capable of providing brilliant output of 84bhp at 6000rpm along with ultimate torque of 113Nm at 4500rpm. While the diesel version spots the same 1.3-litre Multijet engine, used by the Swift. So, in terms of performance, Ritz and Swift both have advantage over Grand i10. Maruti has imparted a five speed manual transmission that works wonders with the K series setup. Ford Figo diesel too feels refined, but it lacks the sportiness that you get while driving Swift diesel.

Features

The all new Hyundai Grand i10 is bestowed with an array of exciting features like Steering Mounted Controls, Segment first 2 DIN Audio with 1 GB Internal Memory, Segment first Rear AC Vent, Smart Key with Push Button Start/ Stop, Electrically Foldable & Adjustable ORVMs, Cooled Glove Box, Tilt Adjustable Steering, Driver Seat Height Adjuster, Motor driven Electric Power Steering, Blue Interior Illumination, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Rear Spoiler and many more.

Maruti Swift is packed with Adjustable headlights, Digital Odometer, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Window Defogger, CD Player, Front & Rear Speakers, Rear Seat belts, ABS, BA, Adjustable steering column, etc while the fabulous Figo boast of Adjustable Steering Column, Chrome Grille, Rear Window Defogger, Rear Seat Belts, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Front Fog Lamps, Driver Airbag, Power Door Locks, Anti-lock Braking System, etc.

Nissan has filled its majestic Micra hatch with some interesting features that consist of Power Steering, Power Windows (Front & Rear), Fog Lamps, Adjustable Steering Column, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Tachometer, Passenger Airbag, Driver Airbag, Side Airbag- Front and many others, whereas Maruti Ritz comprises of traits such as Powerful AC, Adjustable Steering Column, Fog lights (Front & Rear), Rear Window Defogger, Power Steering, Power Windows, Crash Sensor, Rear Seat belts, etc.

Mileage

Hyundai Grand i10 promises to raise the fuel economy level this time around with 18.9kmpl with its petrol powermill and 24kmpl with its diesel heart.

Maruti Swift delivers decent mileage of 15 – 18kmpl with petrol and 18 – 23kmpl with diesel motor. Ford Figo is not well behind and returns with fuel efficiency figures of 13 – 16kmpl with petrol engine and 17 – 20kmpl with the diesel trim. Contrarily, Maruti Ritz offers impressive mileage of 14.5 – 18.5kmpl with the petrol motor and 18.5 – 23kmpl with the diesel mill.

Price

Hyundai has smartly added new features and tagged the new Grand i10 aggressively in the price bracket of Rs 4.30 lakh – Rs 6.42 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Maruti Swift is available in the price range of Rs 4.49 lakh – Rs 6.88 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while Ford’s Figo is grouped in the price slot of Rs 3.91 lakh – Rs 6.08 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Japanese Micra is shelved in the price bracket of Rs 4.80 lakh – Rs 7.14 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) whereas, Maruti Ritz is the priced similar to the Grand i10 in the range of Rs 4.32 lakh – Rs 6.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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