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Hyundai have brought in the all-new Grand i10 Nios from Rs 5 lakh (ex-showroom). It is the latest model in the company’s popular lineage of compact hatchbacks.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

First, there was the Santro, the car that marked the arrival of Hyundai in India. The replacement was the i10 and it, again, did well for the brand. The Grand i10 that followed showed some serious evolution on the part of the Korean major in terms of interior quality, build, ride and handling. So, it’s only fair to say that expectations from this new-generation Grand i10 Nios are rather high.

The new Grand i10 Nios is a huge model for Hyundai. “Nios” means “more” and reflects just that: the response to those high expectations. It’s being launched in trying times and it also marks the arrival of BS VI-complaint petrol and diesel engines ahead of the introduction of the new norms in April 2020.

Visually, a lot is very different. The Grand i10 Nios looks thoroughly modern and features some very striking design elements, notably the aggressive bonnet design, large front grille flanked by shapely headlamps that look akin to those offered on some premium European sport-luxury models. The daytime LED strips are boomerang shaped and adhere to the changing trend of lighting playing a more important role in styling. The silhouette is marked apart with a unique tapering of lines converging at the C-pillar, which sports “G-i10” branding. The car has grown 40 millimetres longer and 20 mm wider as well as runs a 25 mm longer wheelbase. It also gets black roof-rails above and 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 175/60 R15 rubber down low. Of the six colours on offer, there are dual-tone options as well, with the Polar White and Aqua Teal the two colours getting the optional treatment.

Inside, the cabin looks spacious and well-finished. The list of equipment, at least in the top Asta trim, is extensive and includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen with a selection of buttons for input as well. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and voice recognition are also on offer, apart from some more premium touches such as piano black trim, vibrant upholstery, wireless charging, USB port for charging and media connectivity, a smart key with push-button start, and even a rear-view camera. On the safety front, there are pretensioner-equipped seatbelts, ABS with EBD and dual front airbags.

Powering the new Grand i10 Nios are a pair of BS-VI engines, one petrol and one diesel. The petrol is a 1.2-litre making 83 hp at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The diesel is the evolved U2 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged unit with Hyundai’s signature common-rail direst injection. Even with the BS-VI treatment, it continues to make 75 hp at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of peak torque available between 1,750 rpm and 2,250 rpm. Both engines get a five-speed manual as standard with the Smart Auto AMT, or automated manual transmission, available as an option. There are seven petrol and three diesel variants. The dual-tone Sportz MT variant is the recipient of some unique kit in the form of an all-black interior with colour inserts, wireless charging and 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels from the Asta trim,

In a first, the new Hyundai Grand i10 comes with a choice of warranty, based on needs, one can choose a three-year/100,000-km, four-year/50,000-km, or five-year/40,000-km warranty. Either way, there’s a three-year complimentary road-side assistance offered as well.

Here are the ex-showroom prices for the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios:

Petrol 1.2 Era – Rs 5.00 lakh
Petrol 1.2 Magna – Rs 5.85 lakh
Petrol 1.2 Sportz – Rs 6.38 lakh
Petrol 1.2 Sportz Dual-tone – Rs 6.68 lakh
Petrol 1.2 Asta – Rs 7.14 lakh
Petrol 1.2 Magna AMT – Rs 6.38 lakh
Petrol 1.2 Sportz AMT – Rs 6.98 lakh

Diesel 1.2 Magna – Rs 6.20 lakh
Diesel 1.2 Asta – Rs 7.99 lakh
Diesel 1.2 Sportz AMT – Rs 7.85 lakh


About the author: Jim Gorde


Deputy Editor at Car India and Bike India.
Believes that learning never stops, and that diesel plug-in hybrids are the only feasible immediate future until hydrogen FCEVs take over.

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