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

    by Jagdev Kalsi Dates: 18 Sep 2019

    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.


    Renault Triber RXZ (Top Variant) vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz


    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













    ₹ 4,95,000

    ₹ 4,990


    ₹ 4,99,990


    ₹ 5,49,000



    ₹ 5,99,000

    ₹ 14,390


    ₹ 5,84,610


    ₹ 6,49,000

    ₹ 10,650


    ₹ 6,38,350


    SPORTS (Dual Tone)

    ₹ 6,68,350



    ₹ 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.







    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 RXZ (Top Variant) vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz Dimension Comparison 


    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 (Top Variant) vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz Engine Comparison 


    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.


    Renault Triber RXZ (Top Variant) vs Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Sportz Common Features 


    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.


    Renault Triber Unique features 


    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.


    Grand i10 Nios Unique Features

    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.

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    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.


    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi

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