Hyundai Grand i10 Nios was launched in India on Tuesday. It is priced between Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Also, on the occasion, Hyundai also announced that it has received 5000 bookings for the car ahead of its launch in the country. It is to be noted that the South Korean auto major has started the bookings of the car earlier this month. 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Importantly, the car will be built in the company's Chennai factory and will be exported to other markets as well. The i10 brand has sold more than 2.5 million units worldwide.