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Exteriors – The Grand i10 has been customised for the Indian market. The Indian version is longer by 100 mm as compared to the European IA. The wheelbase itself is longer by 40 mm. The upward sloping rear window in the IA has been redesigned to give Indian consumers an airy feel at the rear and not give a claustrophobic feeling to rear passengers.
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Hyundai’s latest fluidic design philosophy has taken the market by storm and the Grand i10 follows the same design language, however in a very subtle manner. The Grand i10 does not have those sharp creases seen on the other Hyundai cars and the design is more sublime. The design has been optimised in the wind tunnel and has very low coefficient of drag (0.35). The front of the Hyundai Grand i10 houses the signature hexagonal air dam with large swept back head lamps which lend it a sporty character. The single slat front grille connects the front headlamps in a very elegant fashion. Large fog lamps with chrome surrounds accentuate the styling quotient.
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The side profile flaunts the two tone diamond cut alloy wheels, which look rather classy. The side indicator is integrated with the sculpted external rear view mirror. The chrome door handles feel good to hold and also house the button to lock/unlock the car via the smart key. Roof rails make a sporty statement too. The top end model also sports a black cladding and along with the integrated rear spoiler, adds on to its sporty character.
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The rear profile is highlighted with a beautiful and detailed tail lamp assembly which intrudes nicely into the boot lid. Large reflector and character lines make the rear bumper look good. Hyundai has equipped the Grand i10 with an electromagnetic boot release which can be activated by the button sitting under the Hyundai logo. The ‘Grand i10’ badge sits on the upper left side of the boot lid and parking sensors on the bumpers are a boon while parking in tight spots.
Head over to the next page to read about the Hyundai Grand i10’s interiors.