Hyundai has taken the wraps off the new Grand i10. The vehicle will be called the Grand i10 Nios in India and will be launched on August 20. Bookings have started for Rs 11,000 at the company’s website and dealerships. Deliveries will happen a few days post launch.
Interesting! Tell me more about the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
The all-new Grand i10 Nios will be based on an updated platform. It will retain its sub-4m dimensions but will have a slightly bigger wheelbase. Hyundai will also ensure that cabin space at the rear should be a bit better than before. There will be rear AC vents as well as and Hyundai will have automatic climate control too. The boot space is expected to grow as well.
The looks are all grown-up and the car doesn’t look like an outgrown toad now. It in fact reminds us of the older i20. Not only this, Hyundai has ensured that the bonnet is raised. This will help it clear the upcoming pedestrian protection norms easily. There are LED projector headlights, LED DRLs on Hyundai’s new cascading grille as well as LED projector fog lamps. Hyundai has also added snazzy alloys and while there are no pictures of the rear, we expect it to be more or less similar to the current car.
The cabin of the Grand i10 Nios seems demure in comparison. There is an 8-inch touchscreen system that is mounted on top of the dash. This should make viewing maps and other things a bit easier. The steering whee is new and has audio and Bluetooth buttons on it. There seems to be adequate storage spaces around the cabin as well. Android Auto, Apple Carplay and Mirror Link should be a given.
All requisite safety features mandated by the government will be on offer on all trims as standard.
Any changes to the engines?
While there is no official confirmation, the Nios is expected to run BS-VI compliant petrol and diesel engines. These will have the same 1.2-litre configuration and the exact power as well as torque. A 5-speed manual transmission will continue but Hyundai will use its in-house developed AMT too. The latter will be available with both petrol and diesel.