Hyundai has started working on updating its most affordable car for the Indian market, the Grand i10 Nios. Recently, a camouflaged test mule of the updated Hyundai Grand i10 Nios was seen undergoing trial runs on the roads, which indicates that the launch of the updated version of the hatchback is just around the corner. In all likelihood, the updated Grand i10 Nios might get launched at the Auto Expo 2023.
A couple of pictures of the test mules of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios by Rushlane indicates that the car is almost production ready. Only the front and rear profiles of the test mules have been masked by the camouflage wrap, which suggests that the front and rear of the car will be tweaked in the updated version.
New grille at front
At the front, we expect that the updated Hyundai Grand i10 Nios will get a version of the parametric grille, which is becoming the face of the new Hyundai models. The test mule also shows the repositioned daytime running LEDs in the corners of the front bumper, which are currently placed on the inner edges of the front grille. The top-spec test mule was seen with new projector bulbs, which are expected to be LED units this time.
The rear profile of the test mules of the updated Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is also heavily covered, but a closer inspection reveals that the new version will have redesigned tail lamps with new LED inserts. There is a chance that the updated version of the car will have an LED light bar running across the width of the boot lid, much like in the updated Hyundai Venue launched this year. While the higher-spec version was seen equipped with new 15-inch alloy wheels, which look similar to those of the Aura compact sedan, the lower-spec version was seen with the 14-inch wheel caps from the current-spec version.
While it is not clear, expect to see a couple of new features to be available in the updated Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. However, the new version will retain the current set of powertrains, which include a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. With a maximum power output of 82 PS and a peak torque output of 114 Nm, the 1.2-litre petrol engine is available with both a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox options. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine is available solely with a 6-speed manual gearbox and makes 100 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque.