The much-awaited third-gen Hyundai Grand i10, which is being called the Grand i10 Nios, is finally out on sale. The price range of the new-gen model starts from Rs 4.99 lakh for the entry-level trim and goes up to Rs 7.99 lakh for the top-spec variant. The new-gen Grand i10 is 3,805 mm long, 1,680 mm wide and 1,520 mm high, which means that its length and width have expanded by 40 mm and 20 mm, respectively, while the height remains unchanged. Notably, advanced high strength steel makes up 65 per cent of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios’ body construction.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is available with two engine options, including one petrol and one diesel motor. The petrol range is powered by a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated Kappa four-cylinder petrol unit that makes 81 bhp and 114 Nm. This engine is Hyundai’s first engine to become BSVI ready. On the other hand, the diesel variants receive power from a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder diesel unit with a maximum power of 74 bhp and a peak torque of 190 Nm. However, unlike its petrol counterpart, this diesel motor is only BSIV-compliant. A BSVI version of the diesel engine will be added by April 2020.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios comes with a standard 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed AMT unit. The third-gen petrol Nios registers ARAI fuel mileages of 20.7 kmpl and 20.5 kmpl while the diesel powertrains return fuel efficiency figures of 26.2 kmpl (manual) and 26.2 kmpl (automatic).
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is launched at the price range from Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 7.99 lakh
Besides mechanical upgrading, the Grand i10 Nios also comes with comprehensive cosmetic updates. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is revised to look sportier and more youthful with a dominant grille, boomerang-shaped LED DRLs and refreshed projector headlamps integrated with turn signals. Other newly added elements include a NIOS lettering at the tailgate, 15-inch machined alloy wheels, a shark fin antenna and tail lights with LED graphics. The new design will surely attract more customers from the millennial generation. The exterior revision of the Nios also reflects Hyundai’s new design language. It is expected that the Hyundai Elantra will be under influence of the same styling.
On the inside, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios gets premium features like an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, wireless charging, auto climate control, push-button start/stop, adjustable rear headrest and electric ORVMs.
At launch, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is available with five different variants, including Era, Magna, Sportz, Sportz with Dual Tone and the top-spec Asta. The exterior colour palette includes six single-tone and two dual-tone options. Stay tuned to IndianAuto.com for more info on the 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS.