Hyundai has launched the made in India Grand i10 hatchback in Indonesia. While the Grand i10 is identical to the one sold in India, the hatchback comes loaded with several additional features that have been missed out on the Indian model. The car is manufactured and shipped from the company’s Chennai plant all the way to Indonesia. The Indonesian spec model measures the same in dimensions as the Indian version, while also retaining the design language of the car.
However, the export Grand i10 gets daytime running LEDs integrated in the fog lamp enclosure, which is not available on the Indian version. Another major change is the inclusion of adjustable headrests on the Indonesian Grand i10, while the Indian model gets seat integrated headrests in order to keep costs low. Considering that adjustable headrests provide whiplash protection, we would have liked this feature on the Indian model too.
In terms of equipment, the Indonesian spec Grand i10 comes loaded with a double-DIN touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, DVD and MP3 compatibility along with navigation and internet connectivity using an external modem as part of the features list. The car also gets tilt steering wheel but miss out on steering mounted controls. In terms of safety, the driver side airbag and ABS are offered as standard. All the features are available on the top-end GLS variant though.
Hyundai is offering the Grand i10 only with a petrol powered 1.25-litre 4-cylinder Kappa engine that has a mildly larger displacement at 1248cc (the Indian model uses a 1197cc motor to benefit from lower excise duty) and produces 87 PS of power at 6000 RPM and 120 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM, paired to 5-speed manual or a 4-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission. The Grand i10 is the first car to have this kind of a transmission in its segment.
Hyundai Indonesia is offering the Grand i10 with six colours to choose from and the car is available in three trims namely GL MT, GLS MT and GLS AT. Prices for the base Grand i10 start at 139.9 million Indonesian rupiah (around Rs. 7.01 lakhs) and go up to 181.9 million Indonesian rupiah (around Rs. 9.11 lakhs). One of the most exported cars from Hyundai, around 1,53,168 units of the made in India Grand i10 (including the old version) have been exported in the last fiscal to markets like Bolivia, South America and South Africa.
Source – Bosmobil.com