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Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS dual tone detailed walkaround review: What’s different [Video]

Hyundai recently launched the Grand i10 Nios in India as a modern and more stylish version of the Grand i10 hatchback. The Nios has a starting price of Rs. 4.99 lakh for the base Era variant and the pricing goes all the way up to Rs. 7.99 lakh for the top-end Asta diesel MT variant. At the time of its launch, Hyundai revealed that the new hatchback will be available in 6 exciting exterior colours while two of them will be dual-tone options with all-black interiors. Now we have brought you a detailed walkaround review of the Aqua Teal shade dual-tone colour Sportz variant of the car. This video basically focuses on what all alterations Hyundai has made on the variants with dual-tone colour options.

As seen in the video, the Grand i10 Nios dual-tone comes with several changes on it. Before we start, note that this dual-tone option is only available on the Sportz trim with petrol engine and manual transmission. It is also priced at a premium of Rs. 30,000 over the same variant without the dual-tone colour option. With that clear, let’s see the changes on the dual-tone Grand i10 Nios.

The car we have here is painted in what Hyundai calls as Aqua Teal shade. It is basically a very dark shade of blue with a slight hint of green in it. As this is the dual-tone variant, the rood has been painted black, which is not very apparent because of the already dark exteriors. However, Hyundai also offers a dual-tone option with white body colour where the black roof is more pronounced. On the exteriors, that is all the dual-tone variant offers (blacked roof) but it’s the interiors where the majority of the changes lie.

On the inside, we see all-black interiors compared to the black and beige interiors on other variants of the car. The black interiors look more sporty and are an added benefit in our dusty surroundings. Apart from this, Hyundai also offers two different colour options for interiors in the dual-tone variant, which includes Aqua Teal and Red. The car featured here had Aqua Teal inserts and detailing. The seats get Aqua teal border detailing while the AC vents, as well as the AC, controls feature Aqua Teal inserts. The dual-tone Sportz variant also gets wireless charging, something that is otherwise available only in the top-end Asta variant.

Talking about the Grand i10 Nios, Hyundai offers 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. Coming to the engine options, the petrol unit is a BSVI compliant 1.2-litre Kappa engine that churns out 83 Ps of power and  114 Nm of torque. The1.2-litre CRDi diesel is also BSVI compliant engine that produces 75 Ps of power and 190Nm of torque. Transmission options include a five-speed manual unit and an AMT unit.