EBD on Hyundai Grand i10, Elite i20 and Xcent now available, company lists the safety feature in specification sheet of these cars.
ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) has been listed in the safety features list of the Hyundai Grand i10, Elite i20 and the Xcent. Till date, the list only specified ABS with no mention of EBD. While EBD is now standard across the range of the Elite i20 (Verna and Creta already had it mentioned), only the Sportz and the Asta variants of the Grand i10 and SX and SX (O) grades of the Xcent feature ABS with EBD.
It’s not known whether the company offered EBD earlier and just skipped mentioning it but the current confirmation does answer most of the questions, if not all. Considering that EBD is a sub-system of the ABS module, Hyundai could have offered EBD before but might not have mentioned explicitly. There have been lots of discussions on social media as to why the automaker would have resorted to such a business practice.
Having said that, several customers of the Grand i10, Xcent and the Elite i20 have posted that the owner’s manual that they received during car purchase mentions ABS EBD. However, according to sources, EBD was missing till end-2017 in most of the cars in Hyundai’s portfolio. It is indeed a welcome move that EBD has been introduced across the Hyundai range of cars save for the Eon.
EBD on Hyundai
– EBD now listed on Hyundai Grand i10, Xcent and the Elite i20
– The safety feature is standard across the range of the i20
– Grand i10 gets EBD from Sportz variant onwards while the Xcent gets it from the SX grade onwards