Hyundai has silently given the variants of the Grand i10 a major reshuffle. They have discontinued the base-spec Era and top-spec Asta variants of the hatchback and have also axed the petrol-automatic as well as the 1.2-litre diesel powertrains. The Hyundai Grand i10 can now only be had in either petrol or CNG variants with a manual gearbox. The Grand i10 is thus only available in Magna and Sportz trim levels, with the CNG powertrain being limited to the top-spec model.
It was already speculated earlier that Hyundai will discontinue select trims of the Grand i10 to make space for the Nios. This could also suggest that Hyundai will discontinue the Grand i10 altogether in the near future. Meanwhile, the Grand i10 based Xcent sedan will also be replaced by the all-new Aura which is meant to be successor of the former and is based on the Grand i10 Nios.
As the Grand i10 continues in just two trims, the Magna trims gets the following features : 2-din audio system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX-in, steering-mounted audio controls, electrically-adjustable ORVMs, manual air-con with rear AC vents, front and rear power windows, multi-info display, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors.
Meanwhile, the Sportz trim additionally gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear parking camera, voice recognition, electric folding mirrors, cooled glovebox, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, and even LED DRLs and a rear spoiler which are new additions. Features like climate control, rear wash and wiper, keyless entry with push button start and a leather wrapped steering are now exclusive to the premium Grand i10 Nios.
The 1.2 liter Kappa petrol engine in the Grand i10 produces 83PS and 114Nm while the CNG variant puts out 66PS and 98Nm. Both variants come with a 5-speed manual gearbox but the previously offered 4-speed torque converter automatic has been discontinued. The 1.2 liter diesel engine which developed 75PS and 190 Nm of torque is now exclusive to the Grand i10 Nios as well.
Hyundai has also chopped the color options on the Grand i10, discontinuing the Marina Blue and Flame Orange options that were available before. Now, the Grand i10 can only be had in four colours – Fiery Red, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey and Polar White. The Hyundai Grand i10 continues to rival the likes of the Ford Figo, the Maruti Swift and even its own sibling, the Grand i10 Nios.