The Grand i10 has been removed from Hyundai India’s website which indicates that the Grand i10’s production has been stopped and won’t be on sale from now. This move comes after a recent announcement where Hyundai Motors India Limited eliminated few of the trims from its popular models like Venue, Santro and Grand i10 NIOS. This suggests that Hyundai is tailoring its product lineup and removing the less performing models and we could expect some few new additions as well.
The hatchback was powered by a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor which churned out 82 BHP of power at 6,000 RPM and 114 Nm of torque at 4,000 RPM. The gearbox offered was a 5-speed manual and only two variants were on sale – the top-spec Sportz and Magna. After this, there will be only three hatchbacks on sale from Hyundai, Santro, i20 and the Grand i10 NIOS. The decision of retiring the Grand i10 also seems sensible as it was cannibalising the sales of its own siblings the Grand i10 NIOS which offers a better overall package as compared to the Grand i10.
The Grand i10 was first launched in the year 2013 and was positioned between the current i10 and the i20. The South Korean carmakers thought of presenting the Grand i10 as a bigger i10 but also kept the price under that of the i20. The car was loaded with features as a typical Hyundai car and it did receive a great response from the Indian market. When launched, the Grand i10 took on the likes of the other B2 segments hatchbacks namely the top-selling Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ignis, Ford Figo, Tata Tiago and more. The compact sedan Xcent was also based on the Grand i10 which was also a successful product in terms of sales figure.
Currently, the Grand i10 NIOS will be the only i10 badged car in Hyundai’s portfolio and it is indeed selling in good numbers. Hyundai has priced the hatchback very attractively and the price starts at INR 5.12 lakhs and goes all the way to INR 8.35 lakhs.