Hyundai will launch the Gand i10 Nios on the 20th of this month and bookings for the mid-segment hatchback are going on since a few weeks now. The stylish new entry is likely to give the strength the South Korean manufacturer needed to rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Swift among others in the segment. To let you know, the current Grand i10 will not be discontinued but sold alongside the Nios. While a lot of information about the upcoming hatchback is already out, the video below by Tanmay Gupta shows the vehicle at a dealership yard and gives a good view of how the car will look like in real life.
As seen in the video, the Grand i10 Nios looks quite attractive and major changes have been made on the outside as well as inside the car. Hyundai will offer the hatchback in a total of ten variants of which seven will be powered by a petrol motor while the other three will be diesel-powered. The front is now much more aggressive thanks to the sharp, angular headlamps and the protruding nose. The front grille and bumper have also been updated and the grilles now house C-shaped LED DRLs that enhance the car’s aesthetics.
The car has grown in size too as it now measures 3805 mm in length, 1680 mm in width, and 1520 mm in height. The one shown in the video and the pictures here is the top-end Asta variant which features dual-tone machined alloy wheels. The side profile is a bit different now and a marked change is the larger glass area. Towards the rear, the Grand i10 Nios features new tail lamps and updated bumper while ‘NIOS’ is written at the centre of the tailgate in Venue style.
The interiors show a marked improvement and look quite premium compared to the current Hyundai Grand i10, which itself was known for its excellent interior quality. The dashboard sports a dual-tone theme and comes equipped with a floating-type infotainment system. The steering wheel is borrowed from the Venue and the car gets rotary knobs for the HVAC system. The new infotainment system will also offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, though it will not get connected BlueLink feature like on the Venue. Also, the instrument cluster design has been updated and looks quite good.
Coming to the engines on offer on the Grand i10 Nios, they will be the same as found on the current Grand i10 model, albeit upgraded to meet the BSVI emission norms. This means there will be a 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine that makes 83 PS of power along with 114 Nm of torque and a 1.2-litre U2 CRDi diesel motor that churns out 75 PS of power and 190 Nm of torque. Both the engines get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard along with a choice of an AMT unit.