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2017-04-04 08:43

GRAND I10 REFRESHED: Hyundai SA has launched a facelifted version of its Grand i10. Image: Quickpic

Cape Town - Hyundai’s Grand i10’s appearance has been refreshed after proving itself to be a solid seller amongst South African motorists.

Hyundai Automotive South Africa's sales and operations director, Stanley Anderson, says the i10 has been given new alloy wheels and body panels.

Anderson says: "The Grand i10, which is in the middle of its lifecycle, has been an attractive small hatchback since it original launch, and a drawcard in Hyundai’s local range.

"With the restyling of soft body panels and the addition of new alloy wheels for the flagship derivative, this cheeky little hatchback has been given an even better appearance.”

Design and styling

Hyundai says in its refreshed guise, the new Grand i10 features a redesigned fascia incorporating Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front “cascading” grille with a honeycomb mesh, while the fog lights enclosures in the redesigned front bumper have been thoroughly updated for an increased sporty appearance.

At the rear an integrated spoiler with a stop light and rear combination lights combine with a redesigned rear bumper and a new set of 14” diamond-cut alloy wheels.

At 3.7m, the Grand i10 is one of the longest cars in the segment. Likewise, the Grand i10 is also the widest in its segment at 1.6m.

The low roofline of 1.5m creates an athletic on-the–road stance, claims the automaker, complemented by the sleek proportions of the body shell which is highlighted by the sharp belt line.

Extensive list of standard features

Interior styling of the Grand i10 is still fresh and modern, offering standard grey cloth seats with grey inserts and a wide range of standard convenience features, adds Hyndai. These include a manual aircon, a sound system with a radio, USB and AUX inlet plugs, and a CD and MP3 player. Integrated Bluetooth is also standard in all three derivatives.

The Grand i10 1.25 Fluid manual offers additional remote central-locking key and remote keyless entry, electrically adjusted side mirrors, electrically operated front and rear windows, and a rear park assist system as standard to confirm its status as the flagship derivative.

A handy trip computer displays fuel consumption and range.

Spirited Kappa engine delivers excellent fuel economy

Features of the modern engine include: A dual overhead camshaft (DOHC), dual continuously variable valve timing (CVVT), a stiff cast aluminium block with cast iron liners, aluminium cylinder head, lighter connecting rods and maintenance-free long-life timing chain.

Hyundai claims its fuel consumption is rated at 5.9 litres/100km, with emissions of 133g/km, in the 1.25 Motion manual and 1.25 Fluid manual derivatives, and 6.9 litres/100km with emissions of 147g/km for the 1.25 Motion with the four-speed automatic gearbox.

Pricing

The price range starts from R186 900 to R203 900, with Hyundai’s seven-year or 200 000km warranty, as well as a five-year or 150 000km roadside assistance thrown in. A service plan is an optional item.

The Grand i10 range with its recommended retail prices is:

Grand i10 1.25 Motion manual - R186 900

Grand i10 1.25 Motion automatic - R202 900

Grand i10 1.25 Fluid manual - R203 900

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