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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz

Hello All,

                This is Bhushan and this is my first ownership review on blogger. It gives me immense pleasure to let you all know that on 21/07/2016 i have booked my first car Hyundai Grand i10 sportz (petrol) and i got the delivery on 29/07/2016, the day full of happiness as it was my first car. So far after two years i have clocked 7000+ kms, and already madly fallen in love with this car.

For buying my first car my mind was full of questions because car market in India is large and to choose from it was a  difficult task for me. So i started search for a car every Indian usually first goes to maruti dealership i saw Swift, Celerio, Wagonr, but build quality didn't impressed me later i visited Tata showroom at that time Tiago was newly launched in market i was confused whether to buy it or not, then i visited Mahindra showroom for their Newly launched KUV100 it was nice muscular car having SUV looks features were also good but again the question was because Mahindras brand new 1.2 ltr petrol motor no reviews, so again back to Maruti but list of Specifications was not getting completed in any Maruti Car.

My Specifications List
1. A budget of 5 to 6 lakhs.
2. Mostly city use and occasional holiday trips.
3. Good Build Quality. mileage or kitna deti hai was not my concern.
4. Less Maintenance Cost, GOOD after Sales and Service.
5. Good Comfortable Interiors, i.e Good Ergonomics & Aesthetics.
6. All four Power Windows, Music System must OEM (original equipment manufacturer) with steering mounted controls, electrically adjustable ORVMs,
7. Rear Wiper + Defogger (but sportz variant misses out wiper its ok for me now)
8. Rear Seat comfort.
9. Engine with 1.2ltr displacement only.

I considered 5 cars while buying the new car
1. Maruti Swift : Its vxi variant was overpriced and having no features from my specified list.
2. Maruti Celerio AMT : Its vxi variant was missing lots of features and engines displacement was also 1000cc.
3. Tata Tiago : Hats off to TATA it was brilliant car having all the features within less price, but only problem was it was new in market no long term reviews were there, and after sales service was also the point to be considered.
4. Mahindra KUV1OO : Perfect car having plenty of features rugged build + it was having 6 people seating capacity but the problem was same like Tiago.
5. Hyundai Grand I10 :  At last i visited Hyundai showroom being near to my house i visited it at last. it was complete package and of cousre it was Value for Money. 

Toughest Part : The Decision 

 After Reading many reviews on Net and Team-BHP  i loved the review of "g_saunak".  special thanks to him. Why i choosed Grand I10 : Most important thing It was fitting in my Budget, excellent exterior and interior looks, easy and light steering, buttery smooth gear box, beautiful steering wheels and all steering mounted controls (music system + phone call controls + mid controls), low maintenance cost and service cost, hassle free ownership as described by my friend Rohit Borse (he owns Asta Varaint), good cabin space, good amount of legroom, headroom, rear seating comfort was best, big windows no one feels claustrophobic 3 peoples can seat comfortably, rear ac vents,  rear parking sensors, rear defogger, cooled glove box and many more which all fitted in my tight budget of 6 lakhs.

I was getting overall a complete package, but i compromised with safety feature like abs + ebd (now it is standard across sportz and asta variant earlier it was available only in ASTA).
 With car i got freebies like 
1. Car Perfume
2. Mud Flaps
3. Floor Mats. 
4. 3M exterior coating for 2yrs (6months of interval 4 services)

Now lets go to the car about its exterior, interior, engine performance and drivability, service intervals, final verdict.


Hyundai uses Fluidic Design Language which attracts many of us it also attracted me design was not so funky or different it was normal, From headlights to wrap around tail lights it looks awesome, the strong shoulder line runs through it, looks quite well n simple, the strong waistline moulidng looks perfect and looks unique, chunky turn indicators on orvms look perfect, front hexagonal grill and small chrome line for Hyundai badging looks perfect, fog lights wrap the car from front to side. Bottom line of Grand i10 is beautiful to behold, no matter look at from any angle you will surely like it. At the back you will se integrated spoiler with high mounted stop lamp, regular Hyundai hatchback design with logo at centre, rear bumper and relfectors mounted on it looks nice. Talking about wheels it gets pressed steel rims of 14 inch and tyres of 165/65/R14 with wheel covers on it (Top end model gets 8 spoke 14inches Diamond Cut Alloys)


And the story inside is really DIFFERENT
The moment you step inside the car you will forgot its a Hatch, it has humongous cabin space and lots of cubby holes, the first thing you will see its steering which is 3 spoke unit looks good. the driver side door handles has lots of switches eletronically controlled orvms, all 4 power windows switch, child lock & door lock switches are present on it, The instrument cluster looks simple but it has all necessary information such as trip A, trip B, avg speed, Engine running time, Odometer, it has tachometer, fuel meter, temp meter, speedometer. with white backlight, now its time for infotainment system it has company fitted 2-din music system which has fm, am, radio it also supports bluetooth connectivity through which you can access to your phonebook while driving you can call through cars system only and make phonecalls i like that feature it makes ease for driver to make phone calls without stopping car, you can also play music through it, music system also has aux & usb connectivity and it has also 1gb of internal storage, the sound quality is also good with 4 door speakers, it misses out twitters.

The interior of the car is not so funky it has dual tone interior with beige and black color, the buttons gear knobs are well designed premium touches are given to it taken from elderly brother elite i20, verna. the interior is very much matured or grown up it is not too funky. The Plastic quality, Fit and Finish is Top Notch no gaps in between panels. The Seats are very comfortable, the soft material gives you good cushioning and perfect back and underthigh support. The doors open wide but in tight spaces you have to do little efforts. 
Talking about rear seat comfort it has wide legroom, headroom and also a shoulder room 3 peoples can easily enjoy the drive in long journeys also, the rear AC makes the ride more cool. The Rear Boot is a real gem in this Car, it occupies 2 big size bags and still there will be ample space to keep stuff, the car gets rear parcel from manufacturer only. 

Engine Performance and Drivability

It gets 1.2 Kappa VTVT motors which is so refined you cant imagine its refinement other manufacturers please learn (HOW TO MAKE REFINED ENGINES AND KEEPING BETTER NVH LEVELS FROM "HYUNDAI")  in car upto 2500rpms you cant say whether the engine is on or not. Clutch, gearbox, engine are so smooth and easy to operate makes the drive too much easy.
Engine Specifications
1197cc Kappa VTVT motor 
4 cylinders 16 valves 
Maximum power 83 bhp at 6000rpm
Maximum Torque 115N-m at 4000rpm 
Transmission 5 speed Manual 

People often say Hyundai car has turbo lag no instant power on tap but listen Hyundai has developed engines with Linear power delivery thats why it feels like no instant power at tap but when it crosses mark of 2000rpms it rocks. At high speeds about 120-130 kmph it feels stable and we can control it easily. The cabin is silent at normal running upto 90-100 kmph after that small noise from engine starts coming it does not feel annoying rather you will love that Sweet engine roaring note.  In my driving of 2years i have never felt the car is underpowered or lacks the punch rather it loves to roaring it feels punchy after 2000rpms on highways.

The clutch and gear are super smooth and the good thing about gear lever is that it is very handy to use thanks to dash design you can easily shift it. 
The brakes have enough bite and never felt any problem it stops the car where you want to stop perfect braking 
The steering is super smooth and light to drive in cities on highways it weighs up correctly, the smooth n lightness of steering helps in city traffic, and on tight parkings and corner it is a boon, it makes driving experience good. 
The Suspension offered on this car is on softer side it absorbs the small bumps and potholes easily, the car has small amount of rolling on hard corners. 
The controller stalk feel absolutely premium and extremely, they are meant to last.

Time to tell you imp thing KITNA DETI HAI Bhai 

The fuel economy in City :

1. With AC - 12kmpl
2. Wthout AC - 13kmpl

The Fuel economy on Highways ;

1. With AC -  16-17kmpl 
2. Without AC - 19-20kmpl

Service Interval and Costs 

The Hyundai has given service interval for

My 1st Service costed me 1280/- in that oil change + oil filter was changed 
my car has clocked 7000+ kms and soon it will complete 2years it has not given me major maintenance or part change.

Final Verdict

Grand i10 is now a complete package now it comes with full safety package new facelift model is now having touch system, reverse camera assist, android auto and apple car play it also has abs+ebd.
Those who want spacious car with not gimmick features  and value for money you can go with Grand i10. 

So far i m exteremly happy with this car as my first car. Couldn't have bought better than this. 
Choices differs from Person to Person 

I hope this Helps to Hyundai Lovers.... 

Ask Your Questions below


  1. Nice detailed write-up brother. Hope this will help potential buyers. Will be waiting for more reviews.

  2. Awesome and very detailed honest review i had read till now... Well written bro...

  3. Nice detailed review..i bought the same car after reading this review..it helped me alot for clearing some doubts i had.

  4. Absolutely fantastic bhushan... This information will be very helpful for the buyers👍

  5. Ist Birth Day Celebration (on road) of my 5th car Grand i10 Sportz Petrol was on 13 OCT 17.Completed 9000 kms and 2nd servicing done.
    Self driving is my habit.
    The only disappointing issue is fuel! On HW (free @70kms/Hr with AC) is ranging from 10-12kms/L.
    I am in Kolkota now and will go to nearby authorised workshop with complain and for treatment if any really with tham.
    Dr. K. K. Nirmal

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