After unveiling it at the Auto Expo 2020, Hyundai has formally launched the Turbo derivative of the Grand i10 Nios in two variants - Sportz & Sportz Dual-Tone.
A sportier iteration of the Grand i10 Nios had been on the cards for a while now. And after showing the car at the 2020 Auto Expo, Hyundai has officially launched the Grand i10 Nios Turbo today, with prices starting from ₹7.68 lakh (Sportz MT). The Sportz MT Dual-Tone is priced at ₹7.73 lakh (all figures are ex-showroom, pan-India). This makes the Turbo derivatives dearer by about ₹1.25 lakh when compared to the standard petrol Sportz variants of the Grand i10 Nios.
The BS-VI compliant 1.0-litre Turbo GDi petrol motor (that made its debut in the Venue and currently also powers the Aura) joins the Grand i10 Nios' 1.2-litre petrol & diesel engine line-up. Like in the Aura, the three-pot mill churns out 99bhp and 172Nm of torque, mated exclusively to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Visual changes on the Grand i10 Nios Turbo are minimal - the 'Turbo' badge on the front bumper & rear tailgate being the only exterior differences. Inside, some red accents (like those seen in the Aura 1.0L Turbo) set the cabin apart from the rest of the variants.
Interestingly, the Grand i10 Nios Turbo is officially the only domestic hot hatch (in its segment) on sale in the country, which is BS-VI compliant - Maruti Suzuki and Tata have already axed the Baleno RS and Tiago/Tigor JTP as they had no plans of upgrading them to BS-VI.