The Hyundai i10 was first introduced to the Indian auto market in 2013. Four years after that, the second-gen model, the Grand i10 was officially launched in the country. After 7-year presence, the brand-new B-segment hatchback has been a great success for the South Korean auto manufacturer with a good sales number. Not satisfied with this, the South Korean auto manufacturer has decided to give the Grand i10 a considerable upgrade to the third generation, theHyundai Grand i10 Nios, with numerous updates against the previous model. Let’s see what are the similarities and the differences between the two vehicles in our 2019 Hyundai Grand I10 Nios Vs Old Model Hyundai Grand I10 comparison. If you are interested in the comparisons between the 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs other vehicles, please pay a visit to IndianAuto.
2019 Hyundai Grand I10 Nios Vs Old Model Hyundai Grand I10 Design Comparison
In the front, both of the vehicles feature Hyundai’s cascading grille but that on the new model is larger than that of the earlier one. The LED DRLs on the Grand i10 Nios has also been redesigned to become more stylish. The new Grand i10 Nios sports sculpted bumper, all-new sharper and more aggressive projector headlights with follow-me-home function), segment-first vertical projector fog lamps, and rising beltlines.
In the front, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios sports some different features from the outgoing model such as the projector fog lamps, sharper projector headlights, etc.
The side profile of the Grand i10 Nios bears a strong resemblance to that of the previous-gen model, but Hyundai has been successful in giving the new model a more modern appeal with a more European hatchback nature, unlike the usual flat-back look on the outgoing model. The new larger 15-inch alloy wheels (in comparison with the 14-inch units in the Grand i10), roof rails black C-pillar and shark fin antenna, chrome car handles give the new model a more dynamic look.
The distinctive features of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios contribute to its dynamic appearance.
Like the front and the side profile, the rear of the two vehicles bear a resemblance to each other but come with their own distinctive features. In the rear, the Grand i10 gets a new bumper against that on the i10 which features a wide black insert with circular reflectors. However, the South Korean automaker is not satisfied with this. They equip the Grand i10 Nios with a newly designed thicker and heavier bumper along with more fashionable wraparound tail lamps, which give the new vehicle a sportier look.
The rear of the two vehicles also helps set them apart from each other.
Overall, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios still reminds us of the Grand i10, which is still on sale after the former is launched. Nevertheless, the two vehicles do have some different features which help set them apart from each other and have their own identity. The Grand i10 Nios seems to have a more stylish and sportier appearance. Overall, it's clear that the new version of Korean hatchback is the winner of this part of our 2019 Hyundai Grand I10 Nios Vs Old Model Hyundai Grand I10 comparison.
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The Grand i10 is known for its comfortable cabin with cosy front seats which have neither soft nor hard cushioning, adjustable driver seat’s height along with adequate legroom and knee room for tall passengers. Having said that, since the Grand i10 Nios comes with a greater length and width figure than the outgoing model, the hatchback will provide more room for the rear passengers to sit more comfortably at the back. In comparison with the seats on the Grand i10, the Grand i10 Nios provides slimmer seats which offer the sense of a more spacious cabin.
However, while the rear seat row on the Grand i10 can be folded down, that on the Grand i10 Bios cannot. Unfortunately, neither of the two vehicles have the split-folding option on the rear seat row.
With a greater length and width, the new Grand i10 Nios ensures a more comfortable journey for the occupants with a larger rear seat row.
The cabin of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios gets a dual-tone paint scheme. The vehicle is equipped with a wide range of top-notch features including an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and particularly, Hyundai’s BlueLink feature. Actually, the Grand i10 Nios is the first vehicle in its segment to be available with the last feature.
A four-speaker Arkamys sound setup, automatic temperature control, a 5.3-inch semi-digital instrument cluster and a leather-wrapped driving wheel with control buttons for the audio setup are also packed on the new Grand i10 Nios. Furthermore, a segment-first wireless charger, a USB charger in the front, a power outlet in the rear, a cooled glovebox, keyless entry, start/stop push button and rear air conditioner vents are some of the most outstanding interior features of the new vehicle, all of which add to the practicality of the vehicle.
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios cabin is equipped with numerous top-notch features, some of which are segment-leading ones.
In the meanwhile, the Hyundai Grand i10 seems to lose in the comparison with a more limited number of advanced features. Stepping inside the cabin, you can still realize a dual-tone colour scheme. The most outstanding feature might be a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Additionally, four wide circular air conditioner vents, a deep-set instrument cluster, a three-spoke driving wheel with multi-function buttons are also on offer.
Meanwhile, the Hyundai Grand i10 comes with a less advanced cabin.
In the safety front, Hyundai always makes sure that both the driver and the passengers have a safe journey by equipping their vehicles with a wide range of safety features. The two latest Hyundai Grand i10 models are the striking examples of such vehicles. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios gets ABS with EBD, dual airbags, seatbelt alerts and rear parking sensors provided as standard features across all the variants. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Grand i10 comes with a standard driver-side airbag across all the variants. The top-spec Asta variant is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS, automatic door unlock, rear parking sensor and defogger. Here, again, the new i10 is the winner of this part of our 2019 Hyundai Grand I10 Nios Vs Old Model Hyundai Grand I10 comparison
2019 Hyundai Grand I10 Nios Vs Old Model Hyundai Grand I10 Specs Comparison
The Grand i10 Nios is longer and wider than the Grand i10 by 40 mm and 20 mm, respectively and comes with a 15 mm longer wheelbase. These greater dimensions indicate that the new Grand i10 Nios has a more amber cabin than the outgoing model. However, the latter comes with a larger boot space than the former by 5 litres.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Hyundai Grand i10
- 5 litres
Engine and transmission
As we can see in the table above, like the Hyundai Grand i10, the Grand i10 Nios receives the power from both gasoline and oil burners, in which the petrol unit is compliant with the BS-VI emission standards while the diesel one adheres to the BS-IV norms. The two engines on both of the two vehicles can churn out equal power and torque figures: 85 PS/114 Nm for the petrol version and 75 PS/190 Nm for the diesel version. However, the fuel mileage of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios experiences a remarkable improvement over that on the outgoing model. The most major update comes to the transmission options. This time, both of the petrol and the diesel motor options of the vehicle come with an AMT unit, unlike the previous model which comes with an automatic gearbox only on the petrol version.
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2019 Hyundai Grand I10 Nios Vs Old Model Hyundai Grand I10 Prices Comparison
In terms of the prices, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is priced at a slightly higher price range than the Hyundai Grand i10. Particularly, the petrol AT version of the former costs less than that of the latter.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Hyundai Grand i10
INR 4.99 lakh - INR 7.14 lakh
INR 4.98 lakh - INR 6.66 lakh
INR 5.85 lakh - INR 6.98 lakh
INR 6.52 lakh - INR 7.09 lakh
INR 6.70 lakh - INR 7.99 lakh
INR 6.14 lakh - INR 7.63 lakh
INR 7.85 lakh
Overall, with a new-gen Hyundai Grand i10 Nios which has a much more appealing appearance, a more modern and larger cabin along with more various transmission options, this update is a breakthrough over the outgoing model and really worth the efforts of the South Korean auto manufacturer. With this remarkable upgrade, the new Hyundai Grand i10 Nios can increase its competitiveness against the Ford Figo and the best-selling hatchback in India, the Maruti Swift.