India’s auto sector has been witnessing tough times since the start of 2019 and various automakers, including Honda, are in huge loss. However, this year’s Diwali has come as a silver lining for most manufacturers in terms of sales. Hyundai Motors has delivered about 12,500 units across India in a single day on occasion of Dhanteras.
Recently, Hyundai Motor India launched the third-generation of Grand i10 model i.e. Grand i10 Nios. 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.
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. It is priced between Rs 4.99 lakh and Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom).