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December 2022 - Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol, CNG Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios petrol or CNG you should buy based on the prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the petrol and CNG variants of the Grand i10 Nios and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios with its competitors and other petrol- and CNG-powered B2-segment hatchbacks like Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, Maruti Nexa Baleno and Honda Jazz.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Updated: This update of the Grand i10 Nios variants explained includes the December 2022 prices and buying recommendations of the Nios petrol-manual, petrol-automatic and CNG variants.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios?

The pros or advantages of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios are:

  • The feature-loaded top variant of the Grand i10 Nios gets auto AC, rear AC vents, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, power mirrors, steering-mounted controls, touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, halogen projector headlamps, projector fog lamps, rear defogger and rear washer wiper
  • Mid-spec variants offer tremendous value for money along with a good number of must-have features
  • Option of 4 powertrains — petrol-manual, petrol-automatic, turbo petrol-manual and CNG-manual
  • Respectable fuel efficiency with all powertrain options

The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Missing features like TPMS, cruise control, front and rear armrests
  • Magna CNG and Magna petrol-automatic carry a higher-than-usual price premium over the petrol-manual variant

What Is The Price Of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol And CNG Variants?

The Grand i10 Nios hatchback is available in 4 variants with a petrol-manual powertrain in a price range of Rs. 5.43 lakh and Rs. 7.57 lakh (ex-showroom). The top 3 variants are also available in CNG-manual and petrol-automatic powertrains. The CNG-manual variants of the Grand i10 Nios are Rs. 1.03 lakh to Rs. 88,400 more expensive and cost between Rs. 7.16 lakh and Rs. 8.45 lakh. The petrol-automatic variants are Rs. 50,500 to Rs. 70,800 pricier. The ex-showroom prices of Nios petrol-automatic variants start at Rs. 6.84 lakh and go up to Rs. 8.08 lakh.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | DECEMBER 2022

Variant

CNG-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Auto

Era

-

-

Rs. 5,43,000

-

-

Magna

Rs. 7,16,100

Rs. 1,03,200

Rs. 6,12,900

Rs. 70,800

Rs. 6,83,700

Sportz

Rs. 7,69,800

Rs. 88,400

Rs. 6,81,400

Rs. 63,000

Rs. 7,44,400

Asta

Rs. 8,45,400

Rs. 88,400

Rs. 7,57,000

Rs. 50,500

Rs. 8,07,500

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The Grand i10 Nios is also available with a 1.0L turbo petrol engine in the Sportz variant with a manual transmission. It costs Rs. 8.02 lakh and is Rs. 1.21 lakh more expensive than the Sportz variant with the 1.2L normal petrol-manual powertrain.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Era - Base Model Features

The base E variant of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios hatchback only comes with the 1.2L normal petrol engine and a manual transmission. It costs Rs. 5.43 lakh (ex-showroom) and gets the following notable standard features:

  • 4x door pockets
  • Black door handles and outside mirrors
  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Silver grille
  • Manual AC
  • Front Power windows
  • Tachometer
  • MID
  • 12V power outlet

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS ERA

BASE MODEL FEATURES

Safety & Style

Functional

Std. safety features

Front cabin lamp

Driver seat belt pretensioner with load limiter

4x door pockets

Dual-tone interior

MID

Body-coloured bumpers

Tachometer

Silver grille

Manual AC

Black outside mirror and door handles

Front power windows

14-inch steel wheels

Front 12V power outlet

 

Internally-adjustable outside mirrors

In the base variant of the Nios, you might miss features like:

  • Rear power windows
  • Remote central locking
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Music system
  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Wheel covers

The base variant of the i10 doesn’t get several must-have features. So, we won’t recommend even budget buyers to get the base model. Instead, you should stretch your budget for at least the Magna variant.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Era vs Magna Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

Besides the 1.2L petrol-manual, the Grand i10 Nios Magna also gets the petrol-automatic and CNG-manual powertrains. It costs Rs. 6.13 lakh with the petrol-manual powertrain and it’s Rs. 70,000 pricier than the base variant.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS ERA vs MAGNA

PRICE COMPARISON

 

Era

Difference

Magna

CNG-Manual

-

-

Rs. 7,16,100

Difference

-

 

Rs. 1,03,200

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 5,43,000

Rs. 69,900

Rs. 6,12,900

Difference

-

 

Rs. 70,800

Petrol-Automatic

-

-

Rs. 6,83,700

It gets the following feature over the base Era variant:

  • Remote central locking
  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Body-coloured outside mirror and door handles
  • Music system
  • 4x speakers
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Tilt steering
  • Rear AC vents
  • LED DRLs
  • Power mirrors
  • Power folding (with automatic only)
  • Rear power windows
  • Wheel covers
  • Rear parcel tray (CNG only)
  • Height-adjustable driver seat

You might still miss a few features like:

  • Touchscreen
  • Rear camera
  • Rear defogger
  • Parcel tray

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS MAGNA

FEATURES OVER ERA

Others

Functional

Remote central locking

Tilt steering

Day/night inside mirror

Rear AC vents

Steering-mounted controls

Follow me headlamps

Body-coloured outside mirror and door handles

Front passenger seat back pocket

Impact -sensing door unlock

1-touch driver window

Music system

Rear power windows

FM, USB, Bluetooth

Power mirrors

Indicator on outside mirror (Auto only)

Power folding mirrors (Auto only)

4x speakers

Rear 12V power outlet

Front passenger seat belt pretensioner and load limiter

Height-adjustable driver seat

LED DRL

Vanity mirror

Gloss black grille

Rear parcel tray (CNG only)

Wheel cover

 

Speed-sensing door lock

 

With the petrol-manual powertrain, the Magna variant adds enough features to more than justify the price jump over the base model. It gets most of the must-have features and offers fantastic value for money.

For CNG and petrol-automatic buyers, we’ll suggest spending a little more to get the higher variant for better value for money and ownership experience. However, budget buyers can consider buying the base model if you don't want to stretch your budget further.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol Magna vs Sportz Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Sportz variant of the Grand i10 Nios costs Rs. 6.81 lakh with the petrol-manual powertrain and it’s Rs. 68,500 more expensive than the Magna petrol-manual. The Sportz petrol-automatic is Rs. 60,700 pricier and costs Rs. 7.44 lakh (ex-showroom). With the CNG-manual powertrain, the Sportz variant costs only Rs. 53,700 more than the lower variant and it carries an ex-showroom price of Rs. 7.70 lakh.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS MAGNA vs SPORTZ

PRICE COMPARISON

 

Magna

Difference

Sportz

CNG-Manual

Rs. 7,16,100

Rs. 53,700

Rs. 7,69,800

Difference

Rs. 1,03,200

 

Rs. 88,400

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 6,12,900

Rs. 68,500

Rs. 6,81,400

Difference

Rs. 70,800

 

Rs. 63,000

Petrol-Automatic

Rs. 6,83,700

Rs. 60,700

Rs. 7,44,400

The Sportz variant adds the following features over the lower Magna variant:

  • Halogen projector headlamps (automatic only)
  • Projector fog lamps
  • Auto AC
  • Rear parcel tray (petrol also)
  • 8-inch touchscreen with wired Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Power folding mirrors (manual also)
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear camera
  • Roof rails
  • Shark-fin antenna
  • 14-inch grey alloy wheels
  • Digital instrument cluster

In this variant, you may miss features like:

  • Rear washer wiper
  • Projector headlamps (only available with petrol-automatic)
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Front and rear armrests

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS SPORTZ

FEATURES OVER MAGNA

Others

Style

Halogen projector headlamps (Auto only)

14-inch grey alloy wheels

Wired Android Auto & Apple Carplay

Metallic finish inside door handles

Rear parcel tray (Petrol also)

Digital instrument cluster

Projector fog lamps

Indicator on outside mirror (Manual also)

Auto AC

Leather gear knob

Power folding mirrors (Manual also)

Gloss black cabin accents

Rear defogger

Roof rails

8-inch touchscreen

Shark fin antenna

Rear camera

 

Voice commands

 

In the case of the Sportz variant, the petrol-manual variant offers similar value for money as the Magna variant. So, you are getting the features to justify the incremental cost over the Magna trim. For better ownership experience without compromising on value, the Sportz variant earns our top recommendation for petrol-manual buyers.

Similarly, for CNG-manual and petrol-automatic buyers, the Sportz trim offers far better value than the lower Magna variant. So, with these powertrains also, the Sportz is our top recommendation.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol Sportz vs Sportz Turbo Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Grand i10 Nios is also available with the turbo petrol engine in the Sportz variant. It costs Rs. 8.02 lakh, which is about Rs. 1.21 lakh more than the ex-showroom price of the Sportz variant with the normal petrol-manual powertrain. It offers 100PS of power and 172Nm of torque. These figures are 17PS and 58Nm higher than those of the 1.2L normal petrol engine.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS SPORTZ vs SPORTZ TURBO

PRICE COMPARISON

 

Sportz

Difference

Sportz Turbo

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 6,81,400

Rs. 1,20,700

Rs. 8,02,100

Besides better performance, it also offers features like:

  • Wireless phone charger
  • Front USB charger
  • Black interior
  • 15-inch machined alloy wheels
  • Black upholstery
  • Halogen projector headlamps
  • Leather steering wheel

In the Grand i10 Nios turbo, you may miss features like:

  • Front and rear armrests
  • Tyre pressure sensors (TPMS)
  • Cruise control

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS SPORTZ TURBO

FEATURES OVER SPORTZ

Style & Functional

Style

Wireless phone charger

15-inch machined alloy wheels

Front USB charger

Black interior

Halogen projector headlamps

Black upholstery

 

Dual-tone exterior

 

Leather steering

Considering the additional performance and features, the Sportz turbo almost justifies the price gap over the Sportz normal petrol variant. If you wish to get this variant, then you are compromising a bit on value compared to the Sportz variant, which offers fantastic value. But, it’s justifiable and certainly worth considering for better performance and drivability.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol Sportz vs Asta Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Grand i10 Nios Asta top model also gets the 3 standard powertrains, which include 1.2L normal petrol-manual, 1.2L normal CNG-manual and 1.2L normal petrol-automatic. The Nios Asta petrol-manual and CNG-manual variants cost Rs. 75,600 more than Sportz variant with respective powertrains while the petrol-automatic only costs Rs. 63,100 more. The top model of the Grand i10 Nios with the petrol-manual, petrol-automatic and CNG-manual powertrains costs Rs. 7.57 lakh, Rs. 8.08 lakh and Rs. 8.45 lakh, respectively.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS SPORTZ vs ASTA

PRICE COMPARISON

 

Sportz

Difference

Asta

CNG-Manual

Rs. 7,69,800

Rs. 75,600

Rs. 8,45,400

Difference

Rs. 88,400

 

Rs. 88,400

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 6,81,400

Rs. 75,600

Rs. 7,57,000

Difference

Rs. 63,000

 

Rs. 50,500

Petrol-Automatic

Rs. 7,44,400

Rs. 63,100

Rs. 8,07,500

Over the Sportz variant, the Nios top model offers additional features like:

  • 15-inch machined alloy wheels
  • Halogen projector headlamps (manual also)
  • Adjustable rear headrests
  • Boot lamp
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Chrome outside door handles

Even in the top model, you may miss features like:

  • Front and rear armrests
  • Tyre pressure sensors (TPMS)
  • Cruise control

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS ASTA

FEATURES OVER SPORTZ

Safety & Style

Functional

Halogen projector headlamps (Manual also)

Keyless entry with push-button start stop

15-inch machined alloy wheels (monotone also)

Cooled glovebox

Chrome outside door handles

Rear adjustable headrests

Chrome rear accents

Rear washer wiper

Leather steering wheel

Boot lamp

 

Wireless phone charger

 

Front USB charger

The top model of the Nios offers just about enough value to justify the price gap over their respective affordable variants. However, most of the features of this variant are good-to-have. So, we won’t outright recommend buying this over Sportz. But if you value these features, then you can buy it knowing that it at least offers a decent value for money.

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

For petrol-manual buyers, the base variant is not worth buying. You should at least consider the Magna variant, which offers most of the must-have features along with a phenomenal value for money. If the Sportz trim is within your budget, then it adds some more features to improve your ownership experience while offering a comparable value score as the Magna. Therefore, it earns our top recommendation.

The Asta variant offers just about the same value for money as the base variant and it's worth considering if you value some of its features. However, it doesn't get any compelling features to warrant an upgrade.

If you’re interested in the Nios turbo, then you will like the fact that it justifies about 90% of the incremental cost over the Sportz normal petrol variant. It offers a few extra features and better performance. Strictly in terms of value score, it still falls behind all other petrol-manual variants of the Nios.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS PETROL-MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

Era

Rank 2

Rs. 5,43,000

Not recommended

Magna

Rank 1

Rs. 6,12,900

Suitable for budget buyers

Sportz

Rank 1

Rs. 6,81,400

Top recommended

Asta

Rank 2

Rs. 7,57,000

Worth considering

Sportz Turbo

Rank 3

Rs. 8,02,100

Worth considering for better performance

For Nios petrol-automatic buyers, the Magna offers a decent set of features but the Sportz offers far better value for money. So, we’ll highly recommend all Nios petrol-automatic buyers to stretch their budget for the Sportz variant. The Asta is a decent upgrade considering its features and value rank but it doesn’t add any high-value features to drastically improve the ownership experience and warrant an upgrade.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS PETROL-AUTOMATIC

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

Magna

Rank 2

Rs. 6,83,700

Consider upgrading to Sportz for better value, ownership experience

Sportz

Rank 1

Rs. 7,44,400

Top recommended

Asta

Rank 2

Rs. 8,07,500

Worth considering

Just like the Nios petrol-automatic, the Sportz is our top recommendation for Nios CNG buyers. The Magna and Asta are also worth considering depending on your budget.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS CNG-MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

Magna

Rank 2

Rs. 7,16,100

Consider upgrading to Sportz for better value, ownership experience

Sportz

Rank 1

Rs. 7,69,800

Top recommended

Asta

Rank 2

Rs. 8,45,400

Worth considering

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Petrol And CNG?

The Grand i10 Nios has a 1.2L normal petrol engine with a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. This engine makes 83PS of power and 114Nm of torque while offering a bit more than 20kmpl mileage. Its specs are on par with most of its rivals. The Nios also has a 1.0L turbo petrol engine, which offers 100PS of power and 172Nm of torque in the 1500 - 4000rpm range. This engine has significantly better performance than its rivals but it’s fascinating to see that it offers so much more torque without compromising on the mileage, which is still on par with the normal petrol engine.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS VS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Nios

Swift

Ignis

Tiago

Engine

1.2L Normal

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

Cylinder

4

3

4

4

3

Displacement

1197cc

998cc

1197cc

1197cc

1199cc

Power

83PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

90.12PS/t

101.73PS/t

102.86PS/t

97.08PS/t

87.58PS/t

Torque

114Nm @ 4000 rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

113Nm @ 4400rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

Torque:Weight

123.78Nm/t

174.97Nm/t

129.14Nm/t

132.16Nm/t

115.07Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

20.7kmpl

20.3kmpl

22.38kmpl

20.89kmpl

20.09kmpl

Automatic

5-speed AMT

-

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

Auto FE

20.5kmpl

-

22.56kmpl

20.89kmpl

20.09kmpl

*Estimated

The Nios CNG makes 69PS of power and 95Nm of torque, which is again on par with its rivals. Its mileage figure of 28.1kmpkg is also middle-of-the road compared to the Tiago and Swift, which offer slightly lower and slightly higher mileage, respectively.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS VS RIVALS

CNG ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Nios

Swift

Tiago

Engine

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

Cylinder

4

4

3

Displacement

1197cc

1197cc

1199cc

Power

69PS @ 6000rpm

77.5PS @ 6000rpm

73PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

67PS/t

78.7PS/t*

70PS/t

Torque

95Nm @ 4000rpm

98.5Nm @ 4400rpm

95Nm @ 3500rpm

Torque:Weight

92Nm/t

100Nm/t*

91Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

28.1kmpkg

30.9kmpkg

26.49kmpkg

Per KM Fuel Cost

Rs. 2.69

2.45

Rs. 2.85

*Estimated

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

Fuel Cost Calculator in India

What Are The Dimensions Of The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios?

In terms of the dimensions, the Nios is larger than theTiago and Ignis but shorter than the Swift. It has a fairly long wheelbase and a respectable ground clearance and boot space of of 165mm and 260 litres, respectively.

HYUNDAI GRAND I10 NIOS VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Nios

Swift

Ignis

Tiago

Length

3805mm

3845mm

3700mm

3765mm

Width

1680mm

1735mm

1690mm

1677mm

Height

1520mm

1530mm

1595mm

1535mm

Wheelbase

2450mm

2450mm

2435mm

2400mm

Ground Clearance

165mm

163mm

180mm

170mm

Boot Space

260L

268L

260L

242L

Fuel Tank

37L

37L

32L

35L

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

*Estimated

Find out how you can get the best mileage or fuel efficiency from your car:

10 Tips To Get Better Mileage From Your Petrol, Diesel Or CNG Car

What Are The Colour Options Of The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios?

The Grand i10 Nios is available in the following 5 colour options:

  • Teal
  • White
  • Silver
  • Red
  • Grey

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, Punch, Nios, Swift, Tiago

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Brezza, Baleno, Amaze, Nexon, Dzire

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia, Virtus

Ciaz, Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V, Carens

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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