Renault Triber RXZ (Top Variant) vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz Comparison: Which Car To Buy?

Renault Triber RXZ (Top Variant) vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz Comparison: Which Car To Buy?

With the launch of the Renault Triber in India, there’s finally a sub-4m seven-seat car that looks good and can be seen as a vehicle for personal mobility. The prices of the Triber start from Rs 4.95 lakh and go up to Rs 6.49 lakh, making it a price-rival to traditional mid-size hatchbacks like the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.

 

 

In our variants explained story of the Triber, we found out that its top RXZ variant is the most sensible pick for buyers given how it can be used as an everyday car. Now, we compare the Triber’s top variant with a closely-priced variant of the Grand i10 Nios to find out which of the two cars offers a better deal. Before getting into the details of mechanicals and features, check out how both these cars are priced against the other.

 

Renault Triber vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios: Price Comparison

 

PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI

RENAULT TRIBER

 

HYUNDAI GRAND i10 NIOS 

VARIANTS

PRICE

DIFFERENCE

VARIANTS

PRICE

RXE

₹4,95,000

₹4,990

ERA

₹4,99,990

RXL

₹5,49,000

     

RXT

₹5,99,000

₹14,390

MAGNA

₹5,84,610

RXZ

₹6,49,000

₹10,650

SPORTZ

₹6,38,350

     

SPORTS (Dual Tone)

₹6,68,350

     

ASTA

₹7,13,950

 

As is clear from the above table, Grand i10 Nios’ Era, Magna and Sportz variants are priced in the same ballpark as Triber’s RXE, RXT and RXZ variants, respectively. However, since it’s the Triber RXZ that is the most suitable for a lot of people, we compare it against the Nios Sportz. The price difference between these cars is Rs 10,650, Triber being the more expensive of the two.

 

PRICE

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

TRIBER 1.0L RXZ

DIFFERENCE

NIOS 1.2 L SPORTZ

Rs 6.49 lakh

Rs 10,650

Rs 6.38 lakh



Renault Triber vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios: Dimension Comparison

 

As far as the size of both these cars is concerned, it is the Renault that is bigger in every aspect, be it length, width, height or even wheelbase. So, those who relate road presence with size may find the Triber more appealing.

Triber’s extra-large wheelbase has allowed Renault to make its cabin more spacious, so much so that it managed to put in an extra row of seats at the rear. And without this last row (yes, it is removable), there’s luggage space of 625 litres, more than any other sub-4m car in this range.

So, when it comes to size, it’s the Triber that wins the competition from Nios hands-down.

 

 

Renault Triber

Difference

NIOS

Length

3990mm

185mm

3805mm

Width

1739mm

59mm

1680mm

Height

1643mm

123mm

1520mm

Wheelbase

2636mm

186mm

2450mm

Boot space

625-lt / 84-lt

365-lt

260-lt

 

Renault Triber vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios: Engine (Powertrain) Comparison

 

With respect to mechanicals, the Triber loses some brownie points, thanks to its small 1.0-litre engine that doesn’t do justice to its size or its capability to transport more than five people. Triber’s engine makes 72PS of maximum power, making it 11PS short of what Nios’ 1.2-litre engine makes. Not that either of these cars are ridiculously powerful, but given that the Nios is also the smaller of the two and will carry less number of people when full-board, it is likely to feel less underpowered than the Triber on most occasions.

Both the cars come with a manual transmission option, however, in the Nios Sportz, you do get an option to upgrade to an AMT-type automatic transmission, which would set you back by almost Rs 60,000.

 

 

Renault Triber 

RXZ

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Sportz

Engine displacement

1.0-litre

1.2-litre

Fuel type

Petrol

Petrol

Maximum power

72PS

83PS

Transmission

MT

MT

Emission standard

BS4

BS6

 

Renault Triber RXZ vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz: Feature Comparison

 

Before getting into the details of the features that are unique to both these models, take a look at the features that are common between the two.

 

COMMON FEATURES

Driver & Passenger Airbag

ABS with EBD

Reverse Parking Sensors with Camera

Day and Night IRVM

Central Locking

Impact-Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Speed-Sensing Auto Door Lock

Rear Defogger with Timer

Seatbelt Reminder (Driver + Passenger)

High-Speed Alert

Driver Side Seatbelt Pretensioner

Body-colored Bumpers

Body-colored Outside Door Handles

Body-colored ORVMs

Roof Rails

DRLs

Seatback Pocket (Passenger Side)

Android Auto, Apple CarPlay & VoiceRecognition

Bluetooth Connectivity

Front & Rear Power Windows with Driver Side Auto Up-Down with Safety

Power Steering

Electrically-Adjustable ORVMs

Rear AC vents

Glove Box Cooling

Tilt Steering

Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

Rear Power Outlet

8” Touchscreen Infotainment system with 4 Speakers 

Keyless Entry

Front Power Outlet

Roof Antenna

 

Since the comparable variants of both the cars are among the top ones, the list of common features is extensive and includes features that we can consider more than basic for the price, like a touchscreen infotainment system, rear AC vents, rear defogger, reverse parking camera and cooled glovebox.

Now we move on to the unique features of each of the models to find out which car of the two makes a more compelling buy.

 

UNIQUE FEATURES

RENAULT TRIBER  | RXZ | Rs. 6,49,000

Ex-Showroom

Cosmetic features

Safety features

Functional Features

Projector Headlamps

Side Airbags

60:40 Split Rear Seat

Silver Skid Plates (Front & Rear)

 

Push Button Start/Stop

   

Rear Wiper & Washer

   

Electric TailGate Release on Center Console

   

Seat Drawer Under Driver seat

   

Upper Glove Box and Lower Glovebox with Cooling 

   

Cooled Storage in Center Console 

   

3rd Row Seats (15000 -- yes)

   

EasyFix Seats: Fold/Tumble Function

   

2nd Row Seats - Slide/Recline/Fold & Tumble Function

   

Vanity Mirror Driver Side

 

As far as the Triber is concerned, its unique features focus more on practicality, which is what can be considered the car’s DNA as well. So you not only get the option of the third row, but you also get features like multiple storage spaces, removable rear row, 60:40 split rear seat, recline option in the second row and cooled storage in the center console as well. Additionally, you get two more airbags for front passengers and projector headlamps.

In the Nios, however, Hyundai has focused more on offering features that would take convenience to the next level, and at the same time, won’t compromise on making the car look premium. So you get features like alloy wheels, projector fog lamps and turn indicators on ORVMs; and automatic AC, electrically foldable ORVMs, controls for audio system on the steering wheel and height-adjustable driver’s seat.

 

UNIQUE FEATURES

HYUNDAI GRAND i10 NIOS | SPORTZ | Rs. 6,38,000

Ex-Showroom

Functional features

Safety features

Projector Fog Lamps 

Seat belt pretensioners - Passenger

Alloy Wheels 

Headlamp escort function

Turn Indicators on ORVM

Engine Immobilizer

ORVM Electric Folding/Retractable 

 

Automatic AC 

 

Height Adjustable Driver Seat 

 

Steering Wheel with Audio & Bluetooth Controls 

 

Driver Rear View Monitor

 

Rear Parcel Tray

 

Luggage Lamp

 



Renault Triber RXZ vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios comparison: Which car to buy?

 

Between the Triber and Nios, it’s an easy job to pick one if just the cabin space or engine comparison is what makes you decide which is the car for you -- Triber for those who want space and Nios for those who’re better off with more power.

However, factor in the value that each car offers in the variants that we have compared, and there’s no clear winner, because the exclusive features on offer on both the cars deliver about the same value to the end user. 

In such a scenario, it would be best to pick one of the two cars on the basis of your needs. The Triber is a practical car, and in the RXZ variant, it gets just enough features that would make you live with it without complaints. So those who need more cabin space for transporting more people or carrying more luggage, Triber is the car to go for.

Nios, on the other hand, is the car that would want to pamper you. So those who’d like to buy a more modern-day car and do not mind compromising cabin space (with respect to Triber) should settle for the Hyundai hatchback.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jagdev Kalsi

Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

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