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

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

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.

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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 Khanna

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.

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