Hyundai has launched the Grand i10 Nios Turbo with the Aura-derived 1.0L TGDi motor at a price tag of Rs. 7.72 Lakhs. It rivals the likes of Maruti Swift and Ford Figo
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in a dual-tone paint scheme. The car has been now launched at a price tag of Rs. 7.68 lakhs for the single-tone colour scheme and Rs. 7.72 lakhs for the dual-tone variant. The Grand i10 Nios was launched last year with an 83 PS 1.2L naturally aspirated Kappa engine and a 73 PS 1.2L U2 CRDi diesel engine. These engines produced power outputs that were adequate, but to woo the buyers looking for a hatchback with more power and torque, Hyundai has finally introduced the turbo-charged petrol engine.
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The Grand i10 Nios Turbo will only be available in Sportz trim only.
The turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine will propel a peak power output of 100 PS at 6000 rpm and a max. torque of 172 Nm at 1500-4000 rpm. The T-GDI engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. This unit is a direct-lift from Hyundai’s recently launched compact sedan – Aura. It is also seen on Venue in a different state of tune, where it produces a peak power output of 120PS and can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The Nios Turbo will be available only with the Sportz variant. The top-spec Asta variant will not get the option of 1.0L TGDi motor as an option. That said, the Sportz variant will not be missing out on any important feature from the equipment list. It will come loaded with features like projector headlamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8.0-in touchscreen infotainment system with support for Apple Carplay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, cooled glovebox, Eco Coating, wireless phone charging cradle, all-black interior with piano black inserts, 5.3-inch multi-information display, and 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo will be the most powerful car in its segment.
The Nios Turbo will not fancy of any major change on the outside, except for the ‘Turbo’ badges (finished in red) on the radiator grille and tailgate. With the introduction of 100 PS turbo-petrol engine, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios will come up one of the most powerful hatchbacks currently on sale in India. It will compete with the likes of Tata Tiago, Maruti Swift, and Ford Figo. However, no other car in its competition has a turbo-petrol engine on offer.