Hyundai Motor India Limited launched the Grand i10 Nios hatchback in the country today. The car was unveiled earlier this month and comes across as a more modern and mature version of the Grand i10 already sold in India. The Grand i10 Nios has a starting price of Rs. 4.99 lakh for the base Era variant and goes all the way up to Rs. lakh for the top-end Asta diesel variant. All the prices are ex-showroom, India and are the same pan India. In its segment, the stylish hatchback rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki Ignis and its own cousin, the Grand i10. That’s right, Hyundai has not discontinued the current-gen model and it will be sold alongside the Grand i10 Nios. The image below shows the prices of all the variants of the new Grand i10 Nios.
You can also check out CarToq’s exclusive walkaround review of the Grand i10 Nios in the video below.
As seen here, Hyundai is offering the Grand i10 Nios with a total of 10 variants, seven out of which are petrol variants while the other three are diesel-powered. An AMT option is also available with Magna and Sportz variants in the petrol-powered models while diesel variants only get it with one variant which is the Sportz. It will be available in 6 exciting exterior colours including 3 new colours – Aqua Teal, Alpha Blue and Titan Grey with an interior colour pack of Dual Tone Grey Interiors and 2 Dual Tone options will come with sporty black interiors with colour inserts – Aqua Teal and Red.
Talking about the exteriors of the Grand i10 Nios, the car is a refreshing take on the current generation model’s design. The headlights are now more angular looking units that extend towards the bonnet. Hyundai’s new cascading grille is also present here and adding to the front’s ends design are the boomerang-shaped LED DRLs mounted on the corners of the grille. The bumper is again a redesigned unit and gets projector fog lamps, a feature that no other car in the segment offers right now.
The car rides on stylish 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels which be available only with the dual-tone variants. The side profile is a bit different now and a marked change is the larger glass area. The rear end features new tail lamps and updated bumper with ‘NIOS’ written at the centre of the tailgate as seen on the Hyundai Venue style. Taking about the dimensions of the Grand i10 Nios, the car measures 3805mm in length, 1680mm in width, 1520mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2450mm. Compared to the current-gen model, it is 40mm longer, and 20mm wider but the height remains unchanged. However, the wheelbase has increased by 25mm.
Coming to the interiors of the Grand i10 Nios, Hyundai has worked on giving an all-new look to the cabin along with upgrading the equipment levels. The dashboard sports a dual-tone white and black theme and comes equipped with The steering wheel is similar to the one found on the Venue and matches the new cabin. At the centre, we see rotary knobs for the HVAC system along with storage space and charging point. Other features include rear AC vents with power outlet, auto climate control, and a rear-view camera.
There are several segment-first features on offer too including an 8-inch floating-type infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Other segment-first features include wireless charging, voice recognition function along with i-Blue smartphone app support, and Arkamys premium sound system with 4 modes to choose – Natural, Live, Lounge and Club. Another segment-first feature is the 5.3-inch MID with a digital speedometer that provides information on instantaneous fuel consumption, Trip meter, Distance to Empty, Average Fuel Consumption, Service Reminder, Average Vehicle Speed.
Coming to the safety features on the Grand i10 Nios, the car comes with standard safety features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, high-speed alert system, rear parking sensors and front seat belt reminder alert among others
Talking about the powertrain options on the Grand i10 Nios, the hatchback carries over the same set of engines as on the current Grand i10, albeit they are now BSVI ready (petrol) and compliant (diesel). The 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine churns out 83 Ps of power and 114 Nm of torque while the 1.2-litre CRDi diesel engine produces 75 Ps of power and 190Nm of torque. Transmission options include a five-speed manual unit and an AMT unit. Apart from this, Hyundai is also offering a segment-first variable basic warranty plan that includes options such as 3 years/1 lakh km, 4 years/50,000 km and 5 years/40,000 km cover.