South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has been present in the Indian market for a very long time. They have established themselves in the Indian market. They have a variety of products in the portfolio that is spread across various segments. Hyundai is the second largest car manufacturer in India after Maruti Suzuki. In 2019, Hyundai decided to launch a much more premium looking version of the regular Grand i10. This premium version is known as Grand i10 Nios. The same hatchback is sold in international markets as well. Here we have a video that shows Hyundai Grand i10 Nios performing a moose test.
The video has been uploaded by km77.com on their YouTube channel. Moose test is basically a method of testing how fast can a car maneuver if an obstacle suddenly comes in front of it. In this test, the driver has to quickly change the lane and come back to the lane avoiding obstacles. During this process, the car should not loose control and should come back to the track without too much drama. In real life situations, driver might have to avoid an animal or some other object but here, he will avoiding the cones. He can to clear the test without hitting any of the cones.
This test is done multiple times at different speeds to find out the limit at which the car can comfortably change directions without loosing control. In the first round, driver is carrying a speed of 72 kmph. He is not aware on how the car will behave. The Grand i10 Nios cleared the first round without any problem. As the car cleared the first round, this made the driver a bit more confident and they slowly start increasing the speed.
For the next round, they increased the speed to 77 kmph. The Grand i10 Nios cleared this round without any problem. The only reason why this was not considered a successful run was because it had hit one of the cones while changing the lanes. Other than that, no other issues were there. the car behaved the same way even when the speeds were increased. At a later stage, the speeds were increased to 78 kmph and 80 kmph as well. Every time, the same issue repeated.
The car felt very composed in the video in all these rounds. The driver never felt that the car was going out of control. For a car of this size, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios performed pretty well. In short, Grand i10 Nios could only clear the moose test section without hitting the cones at 72 kmph only. Coming back to Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, it is available with a 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.2 litre diesel engine option. The petrol version generates 82 Bhp and 114 Nm of torque. The diesel version generates 74 bhp and 190 Nm of peak torque. Both petrol and diesel engine options are available with manual and AMT gearbox options. Other than this, Hyundai is also offering a 1.0 litre Turbo petrol version of Grand i10 Nios. This generates 100 Ps and 171 Nm of torque and is available with a manual gearbox only.