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    2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Monday, Nov 16 2020

    V3Cars reviews all the variants of the petrol-powered 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Nios is available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Both the engines are paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 1.2-litre engine also offers a 5 speed AMT type automatic transmission option.

     

    Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Variants Explained

    What Is The Price Of The 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Prices?

    The 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios petrol range starts at around Rs 5.07 lakh. The newly launched Nios Corporate Edition, which is based on the Magna variant costs around Rs 19,000 more than the Magna. The Corporate Edition is available in both manual and AMT type automatic transmission options. The Nios line-up’s AMT variants cost up to Rs 60,000 more than the respective manual variants. The Nios Turbo, which packs in a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, is the most expensive variant in the car’s entire lineup, and this top variant is tagged at Rs 7.7 lakh.

    HYUNDAI GRAND i10 NIOS | PETROL PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | NOV 2020

     

    Manual

    Difference

    Automatic

    Era

    Rs 5,06,990

    --

    --

    Magna

    Rs 5,91,610

    Rs 53,000

    Rs 6,44,610

    Corporate Edition

    Rs 6,10,600

    Rs 53,000

    Rs 6,63,600

    Sportz

    Rs 6,45,350

    Rs 60,000

    Rs 7,05,350

    Asta

    Rs 7,20,950

    Rs 48,500

    Rs 7,69,450

    1.0 Turbo

    Rs 7,70,050

    --

    --

     

    HYUNDAI GRAND i10 NIOS | PETROL PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | NOV 2020

     

    Manual

    Automatic

    Magna

    Rs 5,91,610

    Rs 6,44,610

    Difference

    Rs 18,990

    Rs 18,990

    Corporate Edition

    Rs 6,10,600

    Rs 6,63,600


    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios?

    The Nios comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine which has the capability of offering 83PS of maximum power and 114Nm of peak torque. Speaking of the Nios’ rivals, the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ignis and Tata Tiago offer power and torque figures that are comparable with the Nios. However, the Ignis and Swift have a torque:weight ratio which is marginally better than the Nios. All these cars come equipped with 5-speed manual and AMT type automatic transmission options. Among all these cars, the Swift offers the best claimed fuel efficiency with both the transmission options.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Kia Sonet - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The Nios also comes with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which offers better performance in the lot. According to our internal data, with this turbo engine, the Nios can achieve 0-100kmph in just 11.5 seconds, which is 3 seconds quicker than the Ignis AMT. This engine also offers a claimed fuel efficiency of more than 20kmpl.

    HYUNDAI GRAND i10 NIOS vs COMPETITION

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Grand i10 Nios

    Ignis

    Swift

    Tiago

    Displacement

    1.2L

    1.0L Turbo

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    4

    3

    4

    4

    3

    Capacity

    1197cc

    998cc

    1197cc

    1197cc

    1199cc

    Maximum Power

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    100PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    Power:Weight

    90.12PS/t

    101.73PS/t

    97.08PS/t

    94.32PS/t

    87.58PS/t

    Peak Torque

    114Nm @ 4000 rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    113Nm @ 3300rpm

    Torque:Weight

    123.78Nm/t

    174.97Nm/t

    132.16Nm/t

    128.41Nm/t

    115.07Nm/t

    0-100kmph

    --

    11.5s

    14.5s (AMT)

    --

    --

    Manual Transmission

    5MT

    5MT

    5MT

    5MT

    5MT

    Manual FE

    20.7kmpl

    20.3kmpl

    20.89kmpl

    21.21kmpl

    20.27kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    5AMT

    --

    5AMT

    5AMT

    5AMT

    Auto FE

    20.5kmpl

    --

    20.89kmpl

    21.21kmpl

    19.28kmpl

    Auto Tested FE

    --

    --

    18kmpl

    --

    --


    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios? 

    The Nios is a B1-segment hatchback and its overall length is considerably less than 4m. In this segment, the Swift is the widest of all, while the Ignis is the tallest. The Ignis also offers the best in segment ground clearance. The Nios offers 260-litres of boot space and comes with 14- and 15-inch wheel size options.

    The Nios and the Swift offer the best in segment wheelbase length, and offer good under-thigh support in both front and rear seats. It is worth noting that the Ignis is 10mm wider than the Nios and also offers 40mm wider rear seats than the Nios. However, in both Nios and Ignis, 3 passengers won’t comfortably fit in the rear.

    HYUNDAI GRAND i10 NIOS vs COMPETITION

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Nios

    Swift

    Ignis

    Tiago

    Length

    3805mm

    3840mm

    3700mm

    3765mm

    Width

    1680mm

    1735mm

    1690mm

    1677mm

    Height

    1520mm

    1530mm

    1595mm

    1535mm

    Ground Clearance

    165mm

    163mm

    180mm

    170mm

    Boot space

    260-lt*

    268-lt

    260-lt

    242-lt

    Fuel Tank

    37-lt

    37-lt

    32-lt

    35-lt

    Tyre Size (base)

    165/70 R14

    165/80 R14

    175/65 R15

    175/65 R14

    Tyre Size (top)

    175/60 R15

    185/65 R15

    175/65 R15

    175/60 R15

    Wheelbase

    2450mm

    2450mm

    2435mm

    2400mm

    Front Under-thigh

    540mm

    --

    480mm

    --

    Rear Under-thigh

    490mm

    --

    430mm

    --

    Rear Kneeroom

    --

    --

    250mm

    --

    Rear Seat Width

    1200mm

    --

    1240mm

    --


    Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Variant-wise Features 

    Era Variant

    The Nios’ base variant - Era is priced at Rs 5.07 lakh. This variant offers only basic features and its functional features list is also not impressive. You only get front power windows, front and rear bottle holders and front power outlet. 

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Maruti Suzuki Brezza - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The Nios Era also looks pretty stripped from the outside as well, as it gets black ORVMs and door handles, and doesn’t come with wheel covers either. The following table offers you a look at the features of the Nios Era variant:

    NIOS ERA | FEATURES

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Std Safety Features

    Manual AC

    Tachometer

    Body-coloured Bumpers

    Driver Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiters

    Front Power Windows

    Front Lamp

    Black ORVMs & Door Handles

    Emergency Stop Signal

    Front & Rear Door Bottle Holders

    Integrated Front & Rear Headrests

    Dull Silver Surround Radiator Grille

     

    Front Power Outlet

     

    R14 Steel Wheels


    Some of the missing basic features in the Era variant include Day/Night IRVM, Music System, Central Locking and Rear Power Windows; because of the missing must-have features, we would not recommend the base Era variant and would suggest that you consider a higher variant of the Nios.

    Magna Variant 

    The Nios Magna is Rs 85,000 more expensive than the Era variant. This additional premium will get you added safety, entertainment, functional as well as style features.

    NIOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

     

    ERA

    DIFFERENCE

    MAGNA

    Manual

    Rs 5,06,990

    ₹ 84,620

    Rs 5,91,610

    Difference

       

    ₹ 53,000

    AMT

    --

    --

    Rs 6,44,610


    The Magna variant offers the added safety features such as: Central Locking, Day/Night IRVM, Passenger-side Seatbelt Pretensioners and Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock. It also offers a music system along with steering-mounted audio controls. 

    This variant’s important additional functional features are: Tilt Steering, Rear AC Vents, Rear Power Windows, Electrically Adjustable ORVMs and Height-adjustable Driver Seat. 

    The Magna’s exterior visual appeal is better than that of the Era’s, as it gets body-coloured door handles and ORVMs, wheel covers as well as DRLs. The following table has all the added feature details of the Nios Magna variant:

    NIOS MAGNA | FEATURES OVER ERA

    Safety & Style

    Entertainment 

    Functional

    Day/Night IRVM

    2-DIN Audio System

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    Rear Power Windows

    Passenger-side Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiter

    Bluetooth & USB

    Passenger Seat Back Pocket

    Auto Down Functionality On Driver’s Power Window

    Speed-sensing Auto Door Lock

    Steering-mounted Audio Controls

    Remote Central Locking

    Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

    Impact-sensing Auto Door Unlock

    Front & Rear Speakers

    Tilt Steering

    Rear Power Outlet

    Different Finish for  Radiator Grille

    Audio Remote App

    Rear AC Vents

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    LED DRLs

     

    Passenger-side Vanity Mirror

    Rear Parcel Tray

    Wheel Covers

     

    Electrically Foldable ORVMs (AMT)

     

    Body-coloured Door Handles & ORVMs

         

    Turn Indicators on ORVMs (AMT)

         

     Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Tata Tigor - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    NIOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

     

    MAGNA

    DIFFERENCE

    CORPORATE EDITION

    Manual

    Rs 5,91,610

    ₹ 18,990

    Rs 6,10,600

    Difference

    ₹ 53,000

     

    ₹ 53,000

    AMT

    Rs 6,44,610

    ₹ 18,990

    Rs 6,63,600


    It is worth noting that with the Magna AMT variant, you also get foldable ORVMS with integrated turn indicators. According to our internal data, the Nios Magna variant’s added premium is fully justified by its extra features. In case of the AMT version, the Magna is the base variant and it covers mostly all must-have features. However, we would still recommend that you consider going for the higher Corporate Edition instead of Magna, in case of both manual and AMT.

    Corporate Edition

    The Nios Corporate Edition is around Rs 19,000 more expensive than the Magna variant, and this is true in case of both manual and AMT type transmission options.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Aura - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The Corporate Edition variant’s key additional features include -- touchscreen infotainment system, electrically foldable ORVMs, air purifier, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal seat fabric, 15-inch styled steel wheels and ORVM integrated turn indicators. You can check all the additional features of the Nios Corporate Edition in the table below:

    NIOS CORPORATE EDITION | FEATURES OVER MAGNA

    Entertainment 

    Functional

    Style

    6.75-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System (Kenwood)

    Electrically Foldable ORVMs

    R15 Styled Wheels

     

    Air Purifier

    Turn Indicators on ORVMs

     

    Anti-bacterial & Anti-fungal Seat Fabric

    Chrome Around Side Air-con Vents


    For its additional features, the added premium of Rs 19,000 of the Corporate Edition is completely justified. As this amount is not considerably higher than the Magna’s price, we would recommend all buyers who are eyeing the Magna variant to go for the Corporate Edition variant instead. The added features of this variant would improve your ownership experience for considerably less added premium. 

    Sportz Variant 

    The Nios Sportz variant with manual transmission is around Rs 35,000 more expensive than the Corporate Edition, while with the AMT type transmission it is Rs 42,000 costlier.  

    NIOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

     

    CORPORATE EDITION

    DIFFERENCE

    SPORTZ

    Manual

    Rs 6,10,600

    ₹ 34,750

    Rs 6,45,350

    Difference

    ₹ 53,000

     

    ₹ 60,000

    AMT

    Rs 6,63,600

    ₹ 41,750

    Rs 7,05,350


    This variant’s added key safety features include - projector fog lamps, rear parking camera and rear defogger. The entertainment features of the Sportz variant include an 8-inch touchscreen display and an automatic AC as well. In terms of style, the Sportz variant offers a digital speedometer, roof rails, 14-inch alloy wheels and shark-fin antenna. It is also important to note that the Sportz AMT variant also adds the feature of projector headlamps. The following table offers all the additional features details of the Nios Sportz variant:

    NIOS SPORTZ | FEATURES OVER CORPORATE EDITION

    Safety

    Entertainment & Functional

    Style

    Projector Fog Lamps

    8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Digital Speedometer

    Metal Finish Door Handles

    Rear Parking Camera

    Auto AC

    Roof Rails

    Chrome Finish On Gear Knob

    Defogger

    Wireless Phone Charger (w/ DT Exterior & Turbo)

    14-inch Alloy Wheels

    Glossy Black Inserts In Cabin

    Projector Headlamps (w/ AMT & DT Exterior & Turbo)

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    Shark Fin Antenna

    B-pillar & Window Line Black Tape

       

    15-inch Machined Alloys (w/ DT Exterior & Turbo)

    Leather Steering (w/ DT Exterior)

       

    Black Interior w/ Coloured Inserts (w/ DT Exterior & Turbo)


    According to our internal data, the Nios Sportz variant’s additional features easily justify the additional asking amount of Rs 42,000. Particularly in case of manual transmission, the Sportz variant is more value for money than the Corporate Edition. Thus, we would recommend that you choose the Sportz variant if you can, because this variant will significantly enhance your ownership experience.

    NIOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

    SPORTZ MT

    DIFFERENCE

    SPORTZ DT MT

    Rs 6,45,350

    ₹ 30,000

    Rs 6,75,350


    Then again, if you wish to get some exclusive appeal in the Nios Sportz variant, then you can choose its dual-tone exterior colour option. The dual-tone Sportz will also offer some additional features including 15-inch Machined Alloy Wheels, Projector Headlamps, Black Interior w/ Coloured Inserts, Leather-wrapped Steering and Wireless Phone Charger.

    The table below offers a look at the added features of the Nios Sportz Dual Tone:

    Nios Dual Tone-Specific Features

    Dual-tone Exterior

    15-inch Machined Alloy Wheels

    Projector Headlamps

    Black Interior w/ Coloured Inserts

    Leather-wrapped Steering

    Wireless Phone Charger


    According to our data, its exclusivity is worth the additional premium of Rs 30,000.

    NIOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | OCT 2020

     

    1.2 SPORTZ

    DIFFERENCE

    1.0 SPORTZ

    Monotone

    Rs 6,45,350

    ₹ 1,24,700

    Rs 7,70,050

    Dual Tone

    Rs 6,75,350

    ₹ 1,00,000

    Rs 7,75,350


    The Nios Sportz also comes with a more powerful 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Its monotone version is around Rs 1.25 lakh costlier, while the dual-tone version is Rs 1 lakh more expensive. 

    We think that this powertrain option is on the expensive side. However, this engine’s performance is significantly better than the regular petrol engine. Thus, if you wish to go for the Nios Turbo for its exclusivity and performance, then you definitely can, albeit there’s a premium to be paid. 

    Asta variant

    The Nios Asta manual is Rs 75,000 more expensive than the Sportz monotone, while the AMT version is around Rs 64,000 costlier. 

    NIOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

     

    SPORTZ

    DIFFERENCE

    ASTA

    Manual

    Rs 6,45,350

    ₹ 75,600

    Rs 7,20,950

    Difference

    ₹ 60,000

     

    ₹ 48,500

    AMT

    Rs 7,05,350

    ₹ 64,100

    Rs 7,69,450


    The Asta is the top variant and over Sportz, it offers safety features like projector headlamps, rear wiper and washer. Its 4 added key functional features are - Wireless Phone Charger, Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop, Cooled Glovebox and Adjustable Rear Headrests.

    This variant’s added style features include 15-inch machined alloy wheels that are one size bigger than the Sportz’. It also offers chrome door handles and leather-wrapped steering. All the added features of the Nios Asta are listed in the table below: 

    NIOS ASTA | FEATURES OVER SPORTZ

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Projector Headlamps

    Wireless Phone Charger

    15-inch Machined Alloy Wheels

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

    Chrome Door Handles

     

    Cooled Glovebox

    Rear Chrome Garnish

     

    Adjustable Rear Headrests

    Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

     

    Luggage Lamp

    Chrome Finish Parking Lever Tip

    12k

    19.5k

    9.5k


    According to our internal data, the Nios Asta is expensive compared to both the Sportz and Sportz dual tone. The extra features of the Asta variant do not justify the price increment. A few of the Asta variant’s features are included in the Sportz dual tone variant, but some important features like Rear Wiper & Washer, Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop and Adjustable Rear Headrests are only available in the Asta. Although these features can enhance your  overall ownership experience, we still think that these features can be compromised for the value-for-money proposition. 

    Which Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol Should You Buy?

    In case of the 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios petrol-manual, all the variants over the base Era variant justify their value. 

    However, among these, the Sportz variant is our top recommendation. The Nios Sportz variant covers all the must-have features while also adding in some good-to-have features. It also offers the best value-for-money proposition. It is Rs 35,000 more expensive over the Corporate Edition, which is not a big amount, and we feel that this variant will offer you a good overall ownership experience. This is because this variant offers features like rear parking camera, rear defogger and auto AC. 

    If you don’t wish to spend the additional Rs 35,000 at all, then you can also settle for the Corporate Edition, as this is the variant that we suggest that you at least go for in the Nios range. 

    We do not recommend the top Asta variant over the Sportz and Sportz Dual Tone variants, as it does not justify its additional premium with its added features.

    NIOS PETROL-MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | NOV. 2020

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    Era

    Rank 4

    Rs 5,06,990

    Not recommended

    Magna

    Rank 4

    Rs 5,91,610

    Better upgrade to CE

    Corporate Edition

    Rank 2

    Rs 6,10,600

    The variant to buy. Upgrade to Sportz, if possible

    Sportz

    Rank 1

    Rs 6,45,350

    Top recommended

    Asta

    Rank 3

    Rs 7,20,950

    Not worth upgrading from Sportz

    Turbo (Sportz)

    --

    Rs 7,70,050

    For buyers who want the extra performance and some exclusivity


    In case of the Nios AMT, both the Corporate Edition and Sportz variants offer equal value for money. Again in the case of Nios AMT variants, we would highly recommend the Sportz variant, prioritizing better ownership experience, but the Corporate Edition is good as well, as it mostly covers all must-have features. We do not recommend the Magna and Asta variants in the Nios AMT range, so you may overlook them. 

    NIOS PETROL-AMT | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | NOV. 2020

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    Magna

    Rank 4

    Rs 6,44,610

    Better upgrade to CE

    Corporate Edition

    Rank 1

    Rs 6,63,600

    The variant to buy. Upgrade to Sportz, if possible

    Sportz

    Rank 1

    Rs 7,05,350

    Top recommended

    Asta

    Rank 3

    Rs 7,69,450

    Not worth upgrading from Sportz


    Colour Options Of The 2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

    The Grand i10 Nios is available for sale in 6 monotone exterior colour options, namely - White, Silver, Grey, Red, Blue and Aqua Teal, which is a dark sea green shade. We like the Blue shade best among these. The Nios also comes in 3 dual tone exterior colour scheme options: Aqua Teal, White and Red with contrasting black roof. Among these only the Nios TURBO variant features the red-black dual colour scheme.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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