Hyundai has launched the new gen Grand i10 Nios in Goa priced at Rs 4.99 lakhs ( ex showroom prices). The car was unvilevled by Mr Chandrakrant Babu Kavlekar, Honourable Deputy chief Minister for Goa among other senior Hyundai officials.
Hyundai says the name ‘Nios’ seeks inspiration to deliver more and depicts the persona of the Athletic Millennial offering more value, more features, more space, more comfort and more excitement. The new Grand i10 Nios measures 3805mm in length, 1680mm in width, 1520mm in height and uses a wheelbase of 2450mm in length.
Designed with a bold and stylish design, the new Grand i10 Nios has evolved to adopt a more matured design than before. The nose is now sleeker with a low bonnet flanked by large sweptback headlights and a large cascade grille with boomerang shaped daytime running lights on either side. There’s also a wider air curtains and projector fog lamps. The side profile though instantly recognizable as a Grand i10 gets a taller glasshouse, blacked out c-pillar to create a floating roof effect, unique G-i10 badging on c-pillar and larger 15-inch alloy wheels wrapped in175/60 section tyres.
The rear gets stylish yet small taillamps that stretch into the side of the car, a sporty bumper with angular reflectors and Nios badging in bold at the centre of the tailgate for a premium look.
The interior has also been completely revamped with a new younger look and a lot more space on offer. The dashboard comes finished in satin grey and black dual tone colour scheme that lends the cabin an upmarket look. Taking pride in the cabin however is the 8-inch touchscreen infortainment system that looks like a freestanding unit and integrates well with the instrument cluster. Talking about the instrument cluster, the part digital, part analogue unit looks well finished and dials are easy to read as well. Other clever design bits in the cabin include a storage area above the front glovebox and honeycomb inspired textured finish for the dash again above the glovebox. The well designed circular A/C vents and steering wheel are straight off the Venue. However boot space stands at 260 litres.
In terms of kit and living by the Korean car makers reputation of offering a long list of features, has gone one step ahead and offered a many first in segment features in the Grand i10 Nios as well. Features such as wireless charging, 8.0 inch touchscreen infortainment system, 5.3 inch part digital instrument cluster, rear A/C vents, USB charger, rear power outlet, rear wiper/washer, Eco coating technology, rear seat height adjustable headrest, headlamp escort function and four speaker Arkamys premium sound system are on offer with the car.
Powering the car is a 1.2 litre petrol and diesel engines mated to manual or automatic transmissions. The 1.2 litre petrol puts out 83 ps at 6,000rpm and 11.6 Nm of torque at 4000rpm. The diesel on the flipside produces 75ps at 4000rpm and 19.4 Nm of torque at 1,750-2,250rpm. Transmission options include 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox. The petrol Nios delivers 20.7kmpl in manual and 20.5kmpl in AMT guise, similarly the diesel delivers 26.2 kmpl in manual AMT as well.
In terms of safety the Grand I10 Nios is packed with a strong body structure with (65% AHHS + HSS) as standard, while ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, Impact sensing auto door unlock, rear parking camera and sensors, speed sensing auto door lock, seatbelt pretension with load limiter. Also part of the package is an Emergency stop signal and driver rear view monitor.
Hyundai is offering the Grand i10 Nios in 6 single tone exciting colour options and 2 dual tone colour options. The single tone shades include Alpha blue, fiery red, Aqua teal, Titan grey, Polar white and Typhoon silver. The dual tone comes in Aqua with black roof and black interiors with Aqua tell inserts pack and Polar white with black roof with black interior with red inserts pack.
Another interesting detail here is the grille in the Typhoon silver and Polar white comes finished in hyper silver finish, while the Titan grey, Fiery red, Aqua teel and Alpha blue get a glossy black finish.
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios rivals the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo.
Prices for 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (petrol)VariantEx showroomOn Road GoaEraRs 4,99,990Rs 5,99,764MagnaRs 5,84,610Rs 6,96,070Magna AMTRs 6,37,610Rs 7,69,142SportzRs 6,38,350Rs 7,69,999Sportz AMTRs 6,98,350Rs 8,39,485Sportz dual toneRs 6,68,350Rs 8,04,742AstaRs 7,13,950Rs 8,57,551
Prices for 2019 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (diesel)VariantEx showroomOn Road GoaMagnaRs 6,70,090Rs 8,06,757Sportz AMTRs 7,85,350Rs 9,40,240AstaRs 7,99,450Rs 9,58,569