Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt Ltd, the authorised distributor of Hyundai cars in Nepal has launched a new model of i10, the i10 Grand which aims to take on segment leader Maruti Suzuki Swift. The new i10 Grand was launched 5 months back in India has launched in Nepal today. Only petrol variant is made available in Nepal.
This new car is priced between i10 and i20 which is a good news for budget minded people who are looking for a new car. The i10 Grand will be priced less than Suzuki swift. The new i10 Grand is bigger in all dimensions than the i10 (old model) but is smaller than the Suzuki Swift. Despite being smaller, the boot space of this car is larger than that of Suzuki Swift. Diesel version of the car is not making its way to Nepal and we don’t know why. Pricing is yet to be revealed. The new i10 is feature packed and will surely affect Swift sales. The best thing about this car is the interior. The exterior is not what makes this car excellent! The audio system in the dash comes with pre-loaded 1GB memory which can be used to keep songs. There’s some good news for the rear passengers too! You get a rear AC vent which is the first car to have such feature in its class. You get a 14″ Alloy wheel too if you buy the Asta or Sportz version of the car. With this car, 5 members of the family can easily fit in the car. In terms of safety features, the car comes with ABS and dual Air-Bag in Asta Variant. There is EBD too. In terms of connectivity, you get Bluetooth on board. As in any other car, you get USB input as well as AUX input. There is a port for power charger too which becomes handy when you are off on a long travel.
The new i10 Grand is really suitable for Nepali road. i10 Grand is efficient too. It will return mileage about 14KM/Litre in Kathmandu roads which is a good thing to hear. There are on steering wheel buttons as well which lets you toggle between songs and change the volume of the media you are playing. You can directly accept calls using the built in microphone in this car. What’s more, you also get push start button which lets you start the engine with just a push of the button. You don’t have to worry about putting the key in the key hole if you opt to buy this car. Talking about the downside of this car, the engine isn’t as refined as that of Suzuki Swift and handling isn’t that good either but it will surely not disappoint you. We will be updating the price of this car soon. Stay tuned and stay updated. For any queries, leave a comment down below on the comment section!
Update: Price of Grand i10 Base model is Rs. 2,326 million.
Price of Grand i10 Asta model is Rs. 2,696 million.
There is introductory offer too. You will be getting Rs. 158,000 discount if you book this new hatchback now!