Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Comparison: What Are The Differences?

by Harish Kumar | 30/12/2019
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Check out our comparison of Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios to see what has influenced the new Aura sedan and what deviates it from the older hatchback sibling.

1. Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios: Introduction

Hyundai has recently launched the Aura, its all-new Xcent-based subcompact sedan to the Indian enthusiasts. It is not an exacerbation to say that Hyundai’s designers must have burnt the mid-night lamps to spice thing up in the new Hyundai Aura’s cosmetic appeal.

Based on the company’s “Sensuous Sportiness” design philosophy, the Hyundai Aura gets a host of design cues first seen on the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios hatchback sibling. As a result, the Aura looks quite similar to the i10 Nios hatchback, especially at the front. However, what sets the Aura apart from the Grand i10 Nios should be a handful of styling tweaks, robust construction and new powertrain options that are parts of the carmaker’s intent to cement a stronger position in the sub-4m sedan segment.

hyundai aura vs hyundai grand i10 nios front angle

So what are the similarities and differences between the Hyundai Aura compact sedan and the Grand i10 Nios hatchback? Let’s find out in our Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios comparison which is built upon the basis of dimensions, design, features, engine specifications and more.

2. Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Dimensions: Which Is Bigger?

The Hyundai Aura and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios seem to stand along the lines considering the dimensions. See how these cars measure up against each other in the table of dimensions below:

 Dimensions Hyundai Aura   Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
 Length  3,995 mm  3,805 mm
 Width  1,680 mm  1,680 mm
 Height  1,520 mm  1,560 mm
 Wheelbase  2,450 mm  2,450 mm
 Ground Clearance  -  167 mm
 Kerb Weight  -  895 kg

As one of the sub-four-metre sedan cars of India, the Hyundai Aura is longer than the Grand i10 Nios compact hatchback by a great margin. In fact, at 3,995 mm in length, the Aura is exactly 190 mm longer than the i10 Nios. However, apart from this, the Aura shares exactly the same width, height, wheelbase with the hatchback sibling. Both cars come to measure 1,680 mm wide, 1,520 mm height and get the same wheelbase of 2,450 mm. Also, the Aura offers a larger boot space than that of the hatchback offering.

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3. Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Design: Which Is Better Looking?

Exterior Comparison

Based on Hyundai's “sensuous sporty” design philosophy, the newly-unveiled Hyundai Aura gets its huge inspiration from the styling of the Grand i10 Nios hatchback, save for some tweaked design cues. At first glance, many people might mistake it for the Grand i10 Nios, especially at the front face. From the sharp-looking projector headlamps to the position of boomerang-shaped daytime running lamps as well as the angular fog lamps, the Aura carries forward all these cues from the Nios hatchback.

hyundai grand i10 nios front angle

What sets them apart here is that while the Grand i10 Nios comes with a single boomerang-shaped DRLs placed on the outer ends of the grille, the Aura duplicates it with integrated dual units.  Also, the Hyundai Aura adopts a blacked-out honeycomb mesh grille in place the big “cascading grille” of the Grand i10 Nios sibling. Besides, it is also worth noting that the Aura gets a split-styled front grille while that of the Grand i10 Nios is a single-piece unit.

hyundai aura red colour front angle

While most part of the Aura sedan’s front styling design is similar to the Grand i10 Nios, the Aura also differentiates itself from the earlier hatchback from the C-pillar onwards with a completely revised boot. The new sub-four-metre sedan comes with a glossy black applique on the C-pillar, lending it a floating roof effect.

hyundai grand i10 nios blue rear angle

The rear fascia of the car features distinctive wraparound C-shaped taillights with LED inserts, a shark fin antenna, a bumper-mounted number plate holder among others. The Grand i10 Nios gets an upright stance for a typical hatchback while the Aura, albeit being a bit 'hatchback-ish', still looks more like a coupe in the way the roof slopes. The diamond-cut alloy wheels design of the Aura is also slightly different from the Grand i10 Nios’s units.

hyundai aura red rear angle

Interior Comparison

2020 Hyundai Aura dashboard

The interior of the new Hyundai Aura is almost the same as the Nios, but with a change in the colour palette. The new compact sedan shares its dashboard layout, controls and seats with the Grand i10 Nios, but uses darker colours like brown and black to lend it a slightly more premium feel. Like the popular hatch, the sedan makes use of an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is replete with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay along with a 5.3-inch digital MID in the instrument cluster, Arkamys premium sound system, wireless charging system, and more.

hyundai grand i10 nios interior dashboard

Hyundai cars are always applause-worthy for bringing in a wide range of electronic bits on their packages, and of course, the Hyundai Aura is no exception. It is as feature-rich as the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.

4. Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Engine Specs: Which Is Better In Terms Of Performance?

Hyundai Aura is available with two petrol engines and a single diesel motor option under the bonnet, all qualifying for the stricter BSVI emission norms. It is coming with the same 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT petrol mill and a 1.2-litre U2 CRDi diesel motor from the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios with the similar states of tune for both engines. The transmission packages also remain identical with a 5-speed manual gearbox and an AMT option on offer.

 Specs  Hyundai Aura  Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
 Engine Type  1.2-litre Petrol  1.0-litre Turbo-petrol   1.2-litre Turbo-diesel   1.2-litre Kappa Petrol  1.2-litre U2 CRDi
 Displacement  1197 cc    1186 cc  1197 cc  1186 cc
 No. of cylinders  4  4  4  4  4
 Power  83 PS  100 PS  75 PS  83 PS  75 PS
 Torque  114 Nm  172 Nm  190 Nm  114 Nm  190 Nm
 Transmission  5 MT/ AMT  5 MT  5 MT/ AMT  5 MT/ AMT  5 MT/ AMT
 Drivetrain  FWD  FWD

The 1.2-litre petrol mill powering the Aura and Nios is tuned to produce 83 PS of max power and 114 Nm of torque while the oil burner is capable of making 75 PS per 190 Nm of torque. However, there’s some frosting on the cake for the Compact Hyundai sedan that would be a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol mill retained from the recently-launched Hyundai Venue. This engine provides a power and torque output of 100 PS and 172 Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission only. For the uninitiated, Hyundai is gearing up to introduce the CNG variant for the Grand i10 Nios. The exact launch timeline is yet to be revealed, but the Aura is a nice addition to the list of upcoming CNG cars in India.

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5. Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Top Speed: Which Is Faster?

The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has an ability to rocket from 0 to 100 kmph in around 12.5 seconds and hits the top speed of 151 kmph. These batch of details for the Aura are still under wraps as yet.

 Specs  Hyundai Aura  Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
 Top Speed  -  151 kmph
 Acceleration 0-100 kmph  -  12.5 seconds

6. Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Mileage: Which Is More Fuel Efficient?

Though the performance numbers of the Aura and Grand i10 Nios are similar to each other, the fuel economy figures of these cars might be different due to the added weight. There’s no official update about the fuel efficiency of the Aura’s engines until now. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has fuel mileage figures as rated by ARAI as below:

Specs  Hyundai Aura  Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 
 Fuel Type  Petrol | Diesel   Petrol | Diesel
 Fuel Tank  -  37 litres
 Fuel Economy  -

 26.2 kmpl (Diesel)

 20.7 kmpl (Petrol)

7. Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Price: Which Is Cheaper?

The Hyundai Aura is launched now with prices starting at Rs. 5.79 lakh and goes all the away to Rs. 9.22 lakhs. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is now retailed at around Rs 4.99 – 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). That said, Aura sits a bit higher in the price range, between Rs. 5.79 - 9.32 lakh.

Prices  Hyundai Aura  Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 
 Ex-showroom Price (Delhi)  Rs 5.79 – 9.23 Lakh  Rs 4.99 – 7.99 Lakh
 On-road Price (Delhi)  -  Rs 5.58 – 9.16 Lakh

8. Hyundai Aura: Other Competitors

Hyundai Aura stacks itself up against the likes of Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor, Volkswagen Ameo etc.

Other Competitors

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 Honda Amaze

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9. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios: Other Competitors

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios faces the aggressive competition from Maruti Swift, Tata Tiago, Ford Figo, etc. in the hatchback segment.

Other Competitors  Compare with Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 
 Maruti Swift  Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Maruti Swift
 Maruti S-Presso  Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Maruti S-Presso
 Hyundai Venue  Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Hyundai Venue

10. Hyundai Aura vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Verdict: Which Model Is Worth Buying?

Both the Aura and Grand i10 Nios is worth buying and indeed it depends on the purpose of your purchase. In fact, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has already come out trumps as the quintessential family hatchback in the days when the world is more biased towards SUVs and crossovers. Premium, big on space and easy to drive, etc. are some of the adjectives that best describe the Grand i10 Nios, to say the least. For the Hyundai Aura, it seems to have everything on points. Although the design of the new sedan remains a controversial topic these days, we have to say, it is completely an inviting car packed itself with a radical styling, loads of comfort goodies and a compelling mechanical package. It is a bit early to confirm that the Aura will be a blockbuster in the Indian market at the moment but we’re pretty sure that it will come off as a strong and decent competitor to the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, and Ford Aspire once it officially joins the games of compact sedans segment as the deliveries for the cars have not been commenced yet.

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