Here’s a spec-based comparison between the Maruti Ignis Vs 2017 Hyundai Grand i10.
From being a common man’s carmaker with majority of hatchbacks in its line-up, Maruti Suzuki India rose up to the challenge of changing its image by offering a good mix of products. The success of Ciaz was a step up in this direction and Nexa dealership gave further impetus to Maruti’s premium range. Besides, the company has made a conscious effort to roll-out models in almost every segment and the latest car to join Maruti’s premium range is the Ignis model launched recently at an introductory price of Rs 4.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The sub-four meter SUV/crossover goes squarely against Mahindra KUV100 and poses threat to other popular models that fall in this vicinity in terms of pricing. One such model from Maruti’s arch rival Hyundai is the facelifted Grand i10 that has been launched recently with new updates. While the two models belong to different segments, these two can be stacked against each other considering the similarity in size, equipment level and most importantly price. To make things easier for prospective buyers looking for a suitable option in this budget, we bring you a comprehensive spec-based comparison between the two cars.
Mauti took its time to come up with the KUV100 rival in the subcompact SUV/crossover space. Visually, the car looks more like a sporty hatchback with crossover like styling and a bunch of comfort goodies inside. Prominence on the safety is quite visible as Ignis equips most of the primary provisions. Keeping all that in mind, the introductory pricing that starts at Rs 4.59 lakh and goes up to Rs 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) is quite aggressive.
Trailed by Maruti Suzuki India in terms of sales, India’s largest exporter Hyundai continues its race up to the pinnacle. Hyundai’s product strategy for the Indian market has paid dividends in the form of steady growth over the years. The company recently updated one of its mainstays, Grand i10 with new styling, several segment first features and a new 1.2-litre oil burner. Interestingly, there hasn’t been a price bump. The new entry level variant, Era costs Rs 32,000 less than the outgoing one. That said the Grand i10 facelift ranges between Rs 4.58 lakh and Rs 7.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
With almost similar pricing, it will be interesting to see, what else the two cars have in offing as far as the features, power and safety provisions are concerned.
While Ignis borrows mechanicals from Baleno & Swift, the facelifted Grand i10 uses the same petrol engine from the outgoing model and a new oil burner. Talking specifically about Ignis, the mini-crossover plonks 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine good for 84bhp at 6,000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. Transmission options on the carline include a five-speed manual gearbox and an AMT unit.
Hyundai Grand i10 facelift on the other hand has retained the 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT petrol mill from the pre-facelifted version, whereas the 1.1-litre U2 diesel unit has been replaced with the new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder turbo diesel engine. In terms of power, the petrol mill makes 81bhp at 6,000rpm and 114Nm at 4,000rpm. Diesel powertrain on the other hand produces 74bhp and 190Nm. Both the units are paired to the five-speed manual transmission and there is a four-speed auto box on the petrol variants.
Powered by a set of frugal engines, Ignis returns impressive fuel economy. The 1.2-litre K-Series engine powering the petrol version is claimed to return 20.89kmpl and the fuel economy for the diesel version is rated at 26.80kmpl.
Launched with new updates, the facelifted Grand i10 is claimed to be more fuel efficient with the petrol variants returning 19.77kmpl and the diesel version delivering 24.95kmpl. Compared to the previous model, there is an increase of .95kmpl in the diesel version. As for the petrol automatic version, the fuel economy is rated at 17.49kmpl.
As we know, both the modes are less than four meters in length. While the Maruti Ignis measures 3,700mm long, 1,660mm wide and 1,595mm high, the Grand i10 facelift remains unchanged in terms of proportions. That said the facelift measures 3,765mm in length, 1,660mm in width and 1,520mm in height. Reckoning the above figures, Maruti Ignis is wider and taller than 2017 Grand i10.
In terms of interior space, Grand i10 has a slightly longer wheelbase measuring 2,465mm as opposed to Ignis’s 2,438mm. Similarly, the luggage space on the Grand i10 is larger at 256-litres as against Maruti Ignis that offers 243-litres of boot space.
Feature list on the Ignis include LED projector headlamps with DRLs, fog lamps and puddle lamp in the top-spec variant. Inside, the crossover packs Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system with remote app, reverse camera, automatic climate control and height adjuster for driver’s seat. It also gets safety provisions such as dual front airbags, anti-lock-brakes and electronic brakeforce distribution as standard on the carline.
To make Grand i10 more desirable, Hyundai has made styling changes to the exterior. The exterior profile sports mew hexagonal grille with cascade design, LED DRLs, boomerang-shaped fog lamps and new diamond cut alloy wheels. Among the key updates, the hatchback has received new equipment including the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link, voice recognition system and rear parking camera.