Small, compact, and full of surprises, the nippy little Hyundai Grand i10 has raced its way into the hearts of many South Africans and has established itself and the brand as a serious competitor.
The popular hatchback, developed by South Korean car company Hyundai, unofficially replaced the Getz model, the vehicle that helped Hyundai cement its place in the South African automotive market. Since its launch in 2007, the Hyundai i10 has been a go-to for drivers looking for a small and budget-friendly car. The success of the i10 prompted Hyundai to release the Grand i10, one of their best-selling models.
The Hyundai Grand i10 was unveiled in 2013 as the premium version of the existing i10 range. It was included in the second-generation i10 range and had unique design features that distinguished it from the rest of the i10 range, which became obsolete.
With its four-star Euro NCAP safety rating and loads of standard features, Hyundai kept the specs that made the i10 such a success and refined a few others, such as improving the child occupant safety rating from 37% to 80% in the latest model.
The Hyundai Grand i10 offers great value for money in terms of added features and specifications; media can be played using the USB/AUX/iPod ports and intuitive on-steering controls manage the sound system and Bluetooth.
Driver and passenger airbags ensure added protection in an accident, while fog lights and halogen headlights allow for good visibility at night and in bad weather. The 1.0 Motion model offers 48kW and 94Nm of torque and uses 5.4 L/100 km of fuel on a combined cycle.
Hyundai manufactures their Grand i10 models in factories across the world; India, Iran, Algeria, Turkey, and Mozambique all ship to other markets across the globe.
Hyundai South Africa has over 30 dealerships, all of which offer the Hyundai Grand i10 along with various other models including the Accent and i20. The automaker also offers Hyundai Financial Services, where customers can enter into an instalment agreement.
You can hire a Hyundai Grand i10 from most reputable car rental service companies in South Africa.
The base Hyundai Grand i10 1.0 Motion MT retails from R169,900.
The warranty, service, and maintenance plans on Hyundai vehicles differ between models. The Grand i10 comes standard with a five-year/150,000 km manufacturer's warranty, an additional two-year/50,000 km powertrain warranty, and a five-year/160,000 km perforation warranty.
Their roadside assistance warranty is valid for five years/150,000 km with service intervals every 15,000 km. There is also a two-year/30,000 km service plan available with the top-of-the-range Grand i10 1.0 Fluid MT model, which retails from R189,900.
Hyundai also offers a warranty booster, which provides cover for specific parts, and a Bumper2Bumper Warranty, which adds two years and unlimited mileage cover.
Hyundai's in-house insurance products include RenewTech, which keeps a car looking showroom-fresh by repairing minor chips and dents. You can also take out Hyundai's AdCover, a service that covers the difference between an insurance payout and the car's value should the car be stolen or written off. Additionally, Deposit Cover pays a certain amount towards the deposit on your next vehicle if your existing one is stolen, hijacked, or written off, depending on certain terms and conditions.
Hyundai was listed in the top 10 most stolen brands in South Africa by the recent Ctrack vehicle theft report, which may have a negative impact on the price of a Hyundai Grand i10 car insurance quote. Don't let this deter you from getting a Grand i10 though; just compare vehicle insurance quotes with our easy-to-use comparison tool. Before you commit, hippo it!
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