After a resounding success of i10, Laxmi Intercontinental, the sole authorised distributor of Hyundai automobiles in Nepal, unveiled the much-awaited Grand i10 car on Tuesday. The new offering from the company is a full-fledged package blended with performance, style, space, fuel efficiency, and safety features. The company expects the vehicle to fill the gaps between the i10 and i20.
The new hatchback comes with a 1.2 litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine which delivers power of 83 PS at 6,000 rpm and 11.6 kgm at 4,000 rpm of peak torque. The engine has been mated with five-speed manual and automatic transmission system. It has been certified by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) as having the best-in-class mileage at 18.9 kmpl.
Ganesh Bahadur Shrestha, chairman of Laxmi Group, said Hyundai has always been providing high value to its customers and with the new offering, the company will enhance its presence in Nepali auto market. Likewise, Nirakar Shrestha, executive director of Laxmi Intercontinental, said the Grand is a world-class product and symbolises Hyundai’s commitment to its customers by offering high standards of quality, durability and reliability. “It offers an ideal urban mobility with a complete package from style to performance creating a new benchmark in the hatchback segment,” he continued. “With its excellent value proposition and unique features, we expect Grand to serve a wide range of customers.”
Grand, according to the distributor, has been designed at Hyundai European design centre in Germany taking a cue from Hyundai’s globally acclaimed ‘Fluidic Design’ theme. The Grand has been developed for the customers who values, style, space, economy and technological features, the company said. The interiors of Grand, which come in two tones beige and black, instil a wide sense of space with high quality fit and finish. It addresses Nepali customers’ space-related needs with the spacious cabin that boasts a generous legroom, ample headroom and shoulder room along with large boot space.
Similarly, for enhanced comfort of the rear passenger the Grand offers first-in-segment rear AC vents which also ensures efficient all-round cooling.
It offers a host of advance and hi-tech features like smart key with push button start and stop for keyless entry/exit and ignition on/off, auto folding outside mirrors which automatically opens and folds when the car is unlocked and locked.
The tilt steering offers the most comfortable driving position while the cooled glove box keeps the beverages and food items cool and fresh. The Grand comes with an unmatched audio experience with integrated 2-din music system with first-in-segment 1 GB internal memory to store and play music of choice. It offers bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity for unlimited music access. Moreover, the steering wheel has audio, bluetooth and trip meter controls for enhanced driving pleasure.
Price of Grand i10 starts from Rs 2.326 million.
The full-option model is priced at Rs 2.696 million.