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Hyundai Grand i10 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Mar 25 2020 Share this blog

Back in 2013, Hyundai introduced the Grand i10 to the Indian market that offers the most lucrative package in its segment. Well, with such package offerings, the prices were obviously aggressive. Hyundai also managed to build a reliable after-sales network. Now, with the facelift, the 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 has entered into a new era of fresh technology and new rivals like Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Swift,  and Volkswagen Polo

Red colour all-new 2020 Hyundai Grand i10

As part of the 2017 upgrade, the predecessor Grand i10 model did get some exterior tweaks alongside some interior refinement. And now with this 2020 facelift surely makes the 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 the best buy in its segment. While there are not many changes in the exterior design, there are significant improvements in the feature list. Most of the refinements are limited to the top trim. The new Grand i10 offers petrol engines built on BS6 norms.

What will impress you:

  • Overall Cabin quality is upmarket

  • Spacious passenger and luggage room

  • Well thought convenience features

  • Responsive smartphone-compatible infotainment system

What Won’t:

  • Audio system not available as standard

  • Not so comfy headrests on front seats

  • Not much fun to drive like rivals

  • No diesel engine on offer

What’s New in 2020 Hyundai Grand i10?

  • Floating touchscreen sourced from Hyundai Venue

  • 1.2-litre petrol engine revised as per BS6 norms

Hyundai Grand i10 BS6 March 2020 Offers

The 2020 Hyundai Grand i20 BS6 is available at a cash discount of Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 15,000 over an exchange. Some dealerships are also clearing their previous Hyundai Grand i10 BS4 stock by offering an attractive discount of up to Rs. 40,000 and up to Rs. 30,000 on exchange. Corporate employees can also avail an additional discount of Rs. 5,000. 

Car Model

Discount on new Grand i10 BS6

Discount on Old 2019 BS4 Stock

Hyundai Grand i10

Rs 25K Cash + Rs 15K Exchange

Rs 40K Cash + Rs 30K Exchange

Note: Additional Corporate discount of Rs. 5000 available exclusively in Delhi, NCR 

2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Variants and Features

Hyundai has silently removed diesel-powered variants of its Grand i10 hatchback.  At the launch of the new Grand i10 Nios, reportedly Hyundai discontinued the diesel Grand i10 and also reduced the number of variants offered. A of now, the hatchback is now only available in the mid-spec Magna and Sportz trims.

The Magna variant is offered with a CNG kit as well. The Magna petrol metallic is priced at Rs 5.86 lakh/Rs 5.89 lakh (solid), the Sportz petrol Metallic at Rs 5.96 lakh and the Sportz solid at Rs. 5.99 lakh, all prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

Trim

Magna

Sportz

Price Manual

(Ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs. 586,788 to Rs. 5,89,999

Rs.5,96,787 to Rs. 5,99,999

Key Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Front Fog Lamps


Front & Rear Door Map Pockets

Rear Camera with display on Audio 


Blue Interior Illumination 

LED Daytime Running Lamps 


Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror 

Electric folding outside mirrors


2-Din Integrated Audio

17.64 cm Audio Video with Smart Phone Navigation


Waistline Molding 

Cooled Glove Box


2-Tone Beige & Black Interior Key Color 

Tilt Steering

We Recommend

We would recommend the petrol manual Sportz trim as it is priced competitively and offers a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with several major upgrades over the base Magna trim. 

Also Read:

How does the Volkswagen Polo perform with BS6 Hyundai Grand i10 around?

How is the Maruti's best-selling Swift beating the Hyundai?

How well does the new Tata Tiago hatch go with the Grand i10?

2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Engine and Performance

Priced from Rs 5.83 - 6.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Grand i10 is available for sale with its 1.2-litre petrol engine in standard and bi-fuel (CNG and petrol) configuration. The standard petrol variant is good for 83hp and 114Nm, while the bi-fuel motor churns out 81.6hp/110Nm and 66.3hp/98Nm when powered on petrol and CNG, respectively. The automatic gearbox has been discontinued, with a 5-speed manual as the standard offering. Also, the Sportz trim is the only variant to get the CNG option. 

Models

Hyundai Grand i10

Volkswagen Polo

Maruti Suzuki Swift LXI

Tata Tiago

Price (Ex-Delhi) in INR

Rs. 5.86 Lakhs

Rs. 5.87 Lakh

Rs. 5.15 Lakhs

Rs. 4.39-6.76 Lakhs

Engine (Petrol)

1.2 Liter Kappa VTVT Inline-4  

1.0-liter MPI Inline-3 Naturally aspirated

1.2L VTVT Inline-4 Naturally aspirated Engine

Revotron 1.2L 3 cylinder with multi-drive modes 

Engine (Diesel)

N/A

N/A

N/A

-Revotron 1.05L 3 cylinder with multi-drive modes 

Transmission (Petrol)

5 Speed Manual

5 Speed Manual

5 Speed Manual

5 speed Manual

Transmission (Diesel)

N/A

N/A

N/A 

5 speed Manual

Power (bhp)

83@6000rpm

75 bhp @6200rpm

81bhp@6000rpm

85@6000rpm

Torque(N-m)

114@4000rpm

95 Nm @3000rpm

113Nm@4200rpm

114@4000rpm

How well does the new Grand i10 accelerate?

The 81 bhp, 1.2-litre petrol engine makes the Grand i10 sprint 0 to 100 kmph in just 13 seconds, which in quick in the segment. The slowest in the category is the VW Polo that does the same in 16 seconds. 

Models

Hyundai Grand i10

Volkswagen Polo

Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi

Tata Tiago

0-100 KMPH

13 sec

16 sec

14.75 sec

13.3 sec

Quarter Mile

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Engine

1.2 Liter Kappa VTVT Inline-4  

1.0-liter Inline-3 Naturally aspirated

1.2 L Naturally Aspirated

Revotron 1.2L 3 cylinder with multi-drive modes 

*The data above reveals that the Hyundai Grand i10 has the fastest acceleration among the lot. 

How is the Grand i10 to ride across the city?

The Hyundai Grand i10 has a suspension tuned for city commuting. The suspension not so stiff or soft, it's just normal. The best part of the suspension is that it works noiselessly, letting in only the harshest of bumps inside. Hyundai  Grand i10 gets benefitted with the low engine noise and vibrations, making the cabin silent and delightful. 

Orange colour Hyundai Grand i10 moving


The steering is light and responsive to use and combined with the tight turning radius makes the Grand i10 a beautiful city commuting car. Out on the highway, the light steering is not so amazing but the suspension and brakes (backed by ABS) are always there for the rescue. 

How do the brakes perform?

The braking offered by Grand i10 is quite impressive. The car comes with front disc brakes and rear drum options. The brakes offer a good bite while cornering or urgent braking at a shorter distance. On the top variant, Sportz, Hyundai offers one of the most advanced anti-lock braking system, which further trims down the stopping distance.


Model

Hyundai Grand i10

Volkswagen Polo

Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi

Tata Tiago

Front Brakes

Disc

Ventilated Disc

Ventilated Disc

Disc

Rear Brakes

Drum

Drum

Drum

Drum

Curb Weight (kg)

935

1080

855

930

Is the Grand i10 fuel-efficient?

With a fuel-efficient engine, the Grand i10 returns a  mileage of 19.77 kmpl in city conditions. It also holds a decent fuel tank capacity of 43 litres. The light design philosophy is also the main reason for such fuel efficiency. With the facelift, Hyundai has cut down unnecessary weight from the car.  However, Tata Tiago is a clear winner in this aspect with a mileage of 23.84 kmpl. 

Model

Hyundai Grand i10

Volkswagen Polo

Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi

Tata Tiago

Mileage (Kmpl)

19.77

18.7 kmpl

22

23.84

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)

43

45

37

35

Range (Km)

850

841.5

800

694

*Tata Tiago offers the best mileage in the segment.

Hyundai Grand i10 Exterior Details

The Hyundai Grand i10 was always basic in design but carried out things pretty smart. With the facelift, the Grand i10 carries away Hyundai's new design philosophy.

2020 Grand i10's Exterior Updates

The front fascia comes with a new ‘cascading grille’ design, a reworked upper grille and a redesigned bumper with new fog-lamp surrounds and the all-new LED DRLs. As you move to the side, the only subtle change done is the redesigned 14-inch alloy wheels. 

On the rear profile, there’s a new bumper which includes a large black insert with circular reflectors. The new rear bumper design opens doors for fresh arguments - the pre-facelift model looked better than the facelift.

Model

Hyundai Grand i10

Volkswagen Polo

Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi

Tata Tiago

Kerb weight (kg)

935

1015

855

930

Length(mm)

3765

3971

3840 

3746

Width(mm)

1660

1682

1735 

1647

Height(mm)

1520

1469

1530 

1535

Ground clearance (mm)

165

165

163

165

Wheelbase (mm)

2425

2469

2450 

2400

Dimensionwise, the Grand i10 is a compact car that is made to deliver the best commuter functionality in the city. With the compact design compared to its rivals, the hatchback is the best car to park in tight parking and maneuver across the city. 

Exterior Features

Some of the highlighted exterior features of the 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 are:

  • Chrome Radiator Grille

  • Wraparound Clear Lens Headlamp & Taillamp 

  • LED Daytime Running Lamps 

  • Body Colored Bumpers, Tailgate handle, door handles and door mirrors 

  • Roof Antenna 

  • Full Wheel Cover 

  • Waistline Molding 

  • Roof Rails 

  • Turn Indicators on Outside Mirrors  & Rear Spoiler

2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Interiors

Step inside and the cabin and you'll be welcomed with an airy and premium offering. Be it the seat covers, dashboard or doors, the buttons, and touchscreen - everything offers a feel-good factor. Hyundai has however not completely changed the design inside; you still get the dual-tone theme, four large circular AC vents around the dashboard, a deep-set instrument cluster, a three-spoke steering wheel with large multi-function buttons and the high-mounted gear-shift lever. The centre console gets two new additions - a large 7.0-inch touchscreen and a fully-automatic climate control console.

While the screen is well integrated, the buttons surrounding it appears to be designed in a lazy way. The buttons give the same feel as the previous non-touch infotainment system. The climate control console surely is the biggest update this time, keeping the Grand i10 in line with the rivals.  

How comfortable is the Grand i10 hatch?

The cushioning for front seats are comfortable yet not so soft or hard. The seats are designed such a wat that it gives a snug feeling. The driver seat comes with height adjust gear. The integrated headrests are bliss otherwise don't expect anything premium on the Hyundai Grand i10 interior. 

Hyundai Grand i10 interior with two-colour dashboard

Rear seat passengers gonna love Grand i10 for using two-seater for a comfortable trip. The cabin is wide enough to accommodate three passengers comfortably. Thre's also gets a slightly raised centre tunnel and the rear AC vent console curb room for the centre passenger as well.  We found that there's adequate space for leg and knee for passengers.  Even tall passengers get ample headroom. For convenience, the rear bench can be folded down to add more space. 

Creature Comfort Features

Some of the highlighted interior features of the 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 are:

  • 2-Tone Beige & Black Interior Key Color 

  • Blue Interior Illumination 

  • Front & Rear Door Map Pockets 

  • Front Room Lamp 

  • Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket 

  • Metal Finish Inside Door Handles 

  • Chrome Finish on Gear Knob & Parking Lever Tip 

How is the newly installed infotainment system?

Inside, the major update on the equipment front is the new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. This offers smartphone connectivity via MirrorLink and also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility for extra convenience. The Grand i10 is also offered with a rear parking camera with guided-display synced with the new infotainment. 


The Hyundai Grand i10 is a blessed hatchback that offers seamless smartphone connectivity. It also surprises well with its responsive touchscreen. The infotainment system is too smooth to response to steering-mounted controls. With the smartphone connectivity onboard, the new Grand i10 also gets voice command for the infotainment system.

Infotainment features:

  • 2-DIN Integrated Audio 

  • 17.64 cm Audio Video with Smart Phone Navigation

  • Apple CarPlay 

  • Android Auto 

  • Voice Recognition 

  • Bluetooth Connectivity 

  • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls for audio

  • Voice Recognition 

  • iblue (Audio Remote Application) 

  • Radio with DRM Compatibility 

  • 4 Speakers 

  • USB & Aux-in Connectivity 

Is the boot space sufficient to carry groceries in this little hatch?

The luggage compartment has a 256-litre capacity which remains unchanged with 5 litres more than the Maruti Suzuki Ignis to remain the largest in the segment.

Model

Hyundai Grand i10

Volkswagen Polo

Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi

Tata Tiago

Cargo Volume with rear seats up (Litres)

256

280

268

242

The VW Polo offers a boot space of 280 litres which is maximum among the competition. 

Hyundai Grand i10 Safety and Reliability

The Grand i10 is loaded with a hefty amount of safety features. Some of the important safety features are limited to the top Sportz trim level. Otherwise, the base trim gets basic features and that is quite disappointing. 


Few safety features of the 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 are:

  • Immobilizer

  • Central Locking

  • Front Fog Lamps 

  • Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror 

  • Keyless Entry Standard 

  • Parking Assist

  • Rear Parking Sensors 

  • Rear Camera with display on Audio 

  • Rear Defogger 

  • 5 Airbag Driver & Passenger 

  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD 

  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock 

  • Driver & Passenger Seat Belt Reminder 

  • Speed Alert System 

2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Head-to-Head Competition Check

Hyundai Grand i10 VS Maruti Suzuki Swift


The Swift and the Grand i10 have always been fierce rivals and it looks like the South Korean automaker’s hatchback will be hoping to bite into the aging Swift’s sale until the new model arrives. With the introduction of a new 74bhp, 1.2-litre diesel engine in place of the 1.1-litre, the difference between the powertrain of these two cars narrowed down further. The 1.3-litre diesel in the Swift produces identical 74bhp. The Swift, however, misses out on automatic transmission and is slightly more expensive than the Grand i10.

Hyundai Grand i10 VS Volkswagen Polo

 

Hyundai Elite i20 surely has more power and punch in the engine department and is also more spacious than the VW Polo. It also comes with better features and safety package. But the Polo fights back with its better overall cabin quality and superior driving dynamics.

Final Verdict 

Hyundai Grand i10 is a pleasant car to drive around the city. With the smooth transmission offered by its 1.2-litre petrol engine. The manual gearbox is so smooth that it never makes you feel like driving a manual transmission car. The Grand i10 is a practical and comfortable car. It is one of Hyundai’s best selling car in the hatch segment just for the delight it offers as a full-fledged bundle.