Hyundai Grand i10 Nios To Come With More Powerful Engine (Photo Credit: File Photo)
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios was recently launched in India. It is priced between Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Hyundai Motors had on that time announced that it has received 5000 bookings for the car ahead of its launch in the country. After receiving huge success, the automaker has decided to introduce a more powerful version of the Grand i10 Nios in India, in early 2020. Yes, you read it right.
According to a report of Autocar India, the sportier version of the Grand i10 Nios will be powered by the Venue’s 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit, albeit in a lower 100hp state of tune. It will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Interestingly, the Grand i10 Nios is the company's third generation i10 worldwide and India is the first market where it has launched the car.
Currently, the Grand i10 Nios comes equipped with one petrol and one diesel engine option. The 1.2-litre petrol churns out 82 bhp and 114 Nm. It comes mated a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.2 litre diesel produces 74 bhp and 190 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Both trims are available in the 5-speed automatic transmission (AMT) as well.
The new Grand i10 Nios comes in a dynamic look. The front end gets new headlamp clusters with projector lamps. The front grille also gets a new shape and the inside boundary is flanked by two boomerang LED daytime running lamps. The fog lamps have a triangular housing for them. The upfront of the grand i10 Nios gets "cascading grille". The rear looks sporty with the low and wide proportioned bumper.
On the inside, the cabin of grand i10 Nios is compact yet spacious with the upper C pad appearing to be floating on the lower C pad. The dashboard gets a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which gets smartphone connectivity. The steering and the AC vents have been borrowed from the Hyundai Venue.
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is available in six colours - Fiery Red, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Aqua Teal and Alpha Blue. Also, there are dual-tone options available as well but only with the Polar white and the Aqua Teal colours and both get a black roof. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Tata Tiago and Ford Figo in the Indian market.
Safety features on the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios include ABS with EBD, Dual airbags, rear parking sensors, driver and passenger seatbelt reminder and pretensioners and speed alert system as standard on the car. In the top-end variants you get features like rear view camera, headlamp escort system, speed sensing door lock and impact sensing door unlock.
The petrol variants of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, with manual and automated manual transmission (AMT), are priced between Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 7.14 lakh. On the other hand, diesel trims including manual and automatic variants are tagged between Rs 6.70 lakh and Rs 7.99 lakh.