Launch of i10 Grand was concluded with derivations of making the compact car segment meatier than before, and to an extent also nudge some of the sales of hatchbacks too. Here for the same, Hyundai i10 Grand stood firmly for the time being as a first timer, and managed to clock the sales floor with some best numerical amongst the nestled area. But disappointingly, due to the recent price hike, where the prices of all Hyundai cars (excluding i10 Grand) were hiked in between Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 20,000, there the top end models of i10 came closer to the i10 Grand which was launched on 3rd September 2013 at a price tag of Rs. 4.29 lakh.
However, to trip down this narrow gap of in-house competition, the Korean carmaker finally axed the top ends i10 from the list, namely “Sportz” and “Asta”, which were powered by the 1.2-litre Kappa2 engine.
Now, the i10s which are there on the list can be named as D-Lite, Era and Magna variants.
Thus, the discontinuation of Sportz and Asta resulted in the discontinuation of automatic transmission too. Well, it means the customers who wanted to buy a one with automatic gearbox will have to wait till the carmaker launches a one in the near future. Hope so, launch of the said may happen very soon, we guess an aggressive pricing on it may dominate the sectors of automatic hatchbacks too.