Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Hyundai unveils Nigeria-made Grand i10


Stallion Motors has introduced another made-in-Nigeria vehicle to the market; it is the Hyundai Grand i10, a car built for the family.
The unveiling of the Hyundai model at an interactive session with motoring journalists in Lagos on Friday came a few months after the firm’s presentation of locally assembled Nissan Patrol vehicles to President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja
The Hyundai Grand i10, according to Stallion, is an elegantly designed family sedan that comes in two variants with five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission powered by 1.25 Kappa Dual VTVT engine, respectively.
The vehicle is built for people looking for exceptionally low weight cars that maximize fuel consumption.
The Head of Sales and Marketing, Hyundai Motors Nigeria, a division of Stallion Group, Mr. Jatin Nadkarni, said the vehicle was the fallout of the recently inaugurated Federal Government’s National Automotive Industrial Plan.
He said the Hyundai Grand i10 is a proof that a comfortable and spacious car doesn’t have to be cumbersome.
“And that was Hyundai Motors’ conviction when it went to the drawing board to design this exceptionally cultured family sedan that will soon become the toast of most automobile freaks in the country,” Nadkarni said.
Performance
A feature–packed Hyundai Grand responds to every expectation with alluring cabin colour, textures and shape that lend it a sport appeal that could easily make any large car envious.
Stallion said the Hyundai Grand had been crafted to meet high degree of needs.
“The Grand is a whole new level of art + innovation which ordinarily gives the car an unimaginable feel,” it said in a statement.
Nadkarni acknowledged these values as he showed some of the features that distinguished the sedan.
He said, “the world is changing every day, so we decided to also change the way people communicate with each other by introducing the Hyundai Grand – a car that lets you share a new language with the world.”
Exterior
The Grand shows a sharp styling with a whole new level of innovation that attest to the brilliantly crafted exterior which leaves a lasting impression on those seeing it for the first time.
The newly designed clear headlight clusters, for instance, not only look good, they improve a driver’s night vision and on-road visibility with extra safety.
Hyundai Grand is equipped with chrome-coated radiator grille positioned to perfection to project strong presence.
The outside mirror repeaters are aerodynamically sculpted while the outside mirror is ornamented with LED repeaters for enhanced looks and safety.
Interior
The front and rear seating ergonomically designed bucket type front seats give the car a premium feel with spacious and cushioned rear seats while the adjustable headrests provide ample support and comfortable seating.
It also has a liberal boot space that can accommodate your weekend luggage with bench folding function that provides an extra flat load space.
Engine
It is powered by dual CVVT Kappa 1.25 litre all-aluminum engine that emits quiet and smooth operation.
Manufactured only in petrol variant for the Nigerian market, the Grand offers smooth and accurate gearshift for optimum performance.
Its aerodynamic designed bumper reduces forward air flow resistance while the rear spoiler effect enhances fuel economy and driving stability.
Safety
Hyundai says the Grand does not compromise on safety. The manufacturer used anti corrosive steel, ring structure application to enhance the rigidity and body robustness of the vehicle.
Its Anti-lock brake system prevents skidding and retains the car’s steer ability on slippery surfaces.