Evo India - - Response Feature -

pas­sen­gers. The sus­pen­sion en­sures a good ride qual­ity, ab­sorb­ing bumps and un­du­la­tions with ad­mirable com­po­sure. Body roll is fairly well con­trolled. The ARAI-claimed fuel ef­fi­ciency of 24kmpl is a big boon. Sta­bil­ity, even near its 150kmph top speed, is ad­mirable. Over­all, Hyundai has suc­ceeded in mak­ing the Grand i10 driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence very in­volv­ing.

The 1.2 Kappa2 petrol en­gine is re­spon­sive, qui­eter and more re­fined than the diesel. This is the same en­gine found in the old i10 and i20, but the en­gine’s pis­ton de­sign has been mod­i­fied to ac­com­mo­date cool­ing jets that in­crease lu­bri­ca­tion at the pis­ton crown. This al­lows them to run at a lower tem­per­a­ture, thus in­creas­ing their life and boost­ing per­for­mance. Owing to other tweaks, the en­gine is ea­ger to rev, and de­liv­ers im­proved per­for­mance with more ur­gent throt­tle re­sponses. The 81bhp it makes in a light­weight car makes for a good power-to-weight ra­tio.

Both the petrol and diesel en­gines are mated to five-speed man­ual gear­boxes that are very dif­fer­ent from each other, but shift qual­ity on both is slick and pre­cise.

Hyundai has en­dowed the Grand i10 with a very ma­ture in­ter­pre­ta­tion of its ‘flu­idic de­sign’ theme that is at­trac­tive, dis­tinc­tive and even mildly sporty. The rear, in par­tic­u­lar the tail lamps, have been given a dif­fer­ent look and makes for a pleas­ing, rounded de­sign. The 14-inch two-tone

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