The year of hatchbacks will get another fillip as the facelifted version of the Hyundai Grand i10 is launched. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is also a recent entry in the same segment. Both the cars have competitive specs as well as a decent price tag. The Indian customer is spoilt for choice in the hatchback or the subcompact segment as it is. With the new cars obviously in the fray to get to the top spot in terms of sales, one may wonder: which of the two cars is a better buy? Well, you have come to the right place. We have a step-by-step comparison of the two small cars.
Hyundai i10 Grand Vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Under The Hood
The Hyundai i10 Grand is powered by a decent and powerful1.2 L Diesel engine, which has been updated recently. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is powered by a similar but bigger 1.3 L Dieselengine. The Ignis can belt out a decent74 bhp of power at a peak torque of190 Nm. In fact, both the cars have identical power output and torque output, at least in the diesel engine segment. The difference lies in the petrol variants of the two cars. The1.2 L Petrolengines on the two cars are identical but the Ignis has a higher power output of83 bhp. The torque is slightly lower at 113 Nm compared to the 114 on the rival. The diesel variants of the Ignis has transmission options of either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. Compared to that, the Hyundai i10 Grand has only a5-speed manual option. The petrol Ignis has two options as well with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. The petrol Hyundai i10 has options of5-speed manual besides a 4-speed Automatic one. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis wins this round.
Hyundai i10 Grand vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Design and Styling
Both the two cars have designs which are fluid, dynamic as well as keeping an eye out towards the future. The Hyundai i10 Grand has a classy design but the Maruti Ignis has a design reminiscent of the SUV, a big point on customer’s minds. This single feature makes the Maruti Ignis stand out. The Ignis also has a curvier front fascia as well as headlamps withLED daytime running lights or DRLs. The design of the Hyundaii10 Grand, while receiving a facelift, harkens back to the previous generation of the i10. It does have a sportier new bumper and a front fascia. This car too has a new and emboldened front bumper, a new grille and LED daytime running lamps. The two cars are evenly matched in this segment and this round is a tie.
Hyundai i10 Grand Vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Features/Safety
Both the new cars have an automatic AC system on board. both the cars also have dual front airbags, ABS, a touchscreen infotainment system and projector headlamps. The new 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 does not have dual front airbags and ABS as standard equipment. Instead, it only has a single driver-side airbag, rendering it a car which should have thought more about safety. the Hyundai i10 Grand has a bigger 7-inch touchscreen infotainment question. The new Ignis also has body colouredhighlights in the cabin. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis does seem to be ahead and wins this round.
Hyundai i10 Grand Vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Price and Verdict
The new Hyundai i10 Grand is priced very competitively starting at Rs. 4.59 lakhs and going all the way up to Rs. 6.30 lakhs for the diesel variant. The Maruti Suzuki Ignis diesel variants start at Rs 4.58 lakhs and go up toRs. 6.40 lakhs. The Hyundai i10 Grand petrol variants start at Rs 5.68 lakhs and go up to Rs. 7.33 lakhs. The petrol Ignis ranges between Rs 6.39 lakhs and Rs 7.46 lakhs. With the prices evenly matched, we can keep the Maruti Suzuki Ignis ahead of the Hyundai i10 Grand. The Ignis score big on design, the availability of automatic transmission on both petrol and diesel variants and better safety features.