Hyundai is all set to launch the new generation of the i10 - the Grand i10 Nios in India today, and there's a lot of expectation from the car. The Grand i10 Nios will be sold alongside the Grand i10 in India and we expect it to slot between the Santro and the Grand i10. While we expect the Grand i10 to be phased out once the BS6 norms come into effect, the Grand i10 Nios then will pick up that mantle for the company. Hyundai has commenced accepting bookings for the new Grand i10 Nios ahead of its launch and we have more details on the variants, colours, engine and transmission options available on the car. We expect Hyundai to launch the Grand i10 Nios at a starting price of ₹ 5 lakh going all the way up to ₹ 7 lakh for the top-end diesel model.
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The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios will be available across 10 variants
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Variants:
The 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines right from the start that will be available across 10 variants. The automaker plans to offer seven variants of the petrol version starting from the base Era trim, followed by the Magna, Sportz and the range-topping Asta. The diesel versions, on the other hand, will be available in three trims - Magna, Sportz and Asta. The Sportz petrol will also get a dual-tone trim on offer. Hyundai is clearly expecting a stronger demand for the petrol over diesel, which explains a wider availability of the engine option across multiple variants.
The cabin sees a touchscreen infotainment system and it's likely to come with Apple Carplay and Android Auto
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Engine Options:
Engine options on the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios will be carried over from the current model with the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol and the 1.2-litre CRDi diesel set to power the hatchback. It's unclear if there will be any changes to the power output, but the engines are expected to be BS6 ready from the launch itself. Both engines on the Grand i10 Nios will be paired with a 5-speed manual, while there will be Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) on offer as well. This unit is likely the same as the one on the Hyundai Santro but will be tuned for differently. The Grand i10 Nios petrol AMT will be available in two trims - Magna and Sportz. What's also interesting is that there will be a diesel AMT available too this and offered on the Sportz trim.
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios gets a tall boy stance similar to the Santro
Hyundai has commenced production of the Grand i10 Nios earlier this month from its Chennai-based facility and it is likely that the car will be exported to other markets from here.