Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS, which was launched in the Indian market last year will soon a get a more powerful variant. The all-new Grand i10 NIOS, which looks much sportier than the last generation Grand i10 has been revealed with a new more powerful 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine at the 2020 Auto Expo. The Grand i10 NIOS will become one of the few cars to join the 100 PS club of affordable cars in the Indian market whenever it is launched in the market.
The Grand i10 NIOS gets the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the vehicles like Hyundai Venue and the recently launched Hyundai Aura. In the Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS, the same engine will produce a maximum power of 100 PS and peak torque of 172 Nm. It is same as the engine specifications of the Hyundai Aura. The same engine debuted in the Indian market with the all-new Hyundai Venue, which was also launched in the market last year. In the Venue, the same engine produces a maximum power of 120 PS and peak torque of 172 Nm. The Venue also offers a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox with the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine but both Grand i10 NIOS and the Hyundai Aura only offer a manual transmission.
Just like Aura 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol variants, the more powerful variants of the Grand i10 NIOS will get a few cosmetic changes. These changes include a blacked-out grille with Turbo badging in red coloured lettings. The car will also get blacked-out roof options, which will further enhance the sportiness of the hatchback. Even the interior of the Grand i10 NIOS powered by the new engine will be different from the regular variants. To carry forward the sporty element, the interior of the car will be available in an all-black theme. It is similar to what Hyundai Aura offers in the market.
Hyundai is yet to reveal the price of the vehicle and a timeframe for the launch of the new car powered by the 1.0-litre engine option. However, it is expected to be launched in the market soon. The Hyundai Grand i10 will join the 100 PS club of the hatchbacks like Ford Figo, Tata Tiago JTP and Volkswagen Polo.
The South Korean automobile giant also revealed the all-new Hyundai Creta, which will be launched next month in the Indian market. The all-new Creta offers a completely new look while keeping the DNA of the first-generation Creta alive. It will take on the Kia Seltos directly and is expected to become a segment-leader whenever it launches in the Indian market.