The all-new, 3rd-gen Hyundai Grand i10 will see the addition of the 'Nios' suffix and will be sold alongside the existing Grand i10 in India.
We've been holding onto our chairs firmly ever since Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) announced that it's going to launch the new i10 in India on 20th August 2019. To fuel the excitement and anticipation, HMIL has today released the first-ever images & pointers to the new Grand i10. The new, 3rd-generation model will be called the Grand i10 Nios and will be sold alongside the existing Grand i10. Building up to the launch, HMIL has officially opened its order books for the new Grand i10 Nios at ₹ 11,000. The bookings can be made at all Hyundai dealerships across the country & on Hyundai's digital platforms as well.
In terms of changes, expect the Grand i10 Nios to be bigger than the current car in every aspect, especially in terms of the width, height and wheel size. While the triangular fog lamp inserts seem to have been carried over from the exiting car, the overall front fascia has been heavily reworked. The Grand i10 Nios also introduces new-design projector headlamps to the i10 line-up. Also, the grille design is more angular now, reminiscent of Hyundai's new global products like the new 2020 Sonata. On the Nios, the LED DRLs have been placed on the front grille. Even the new, sculpted bonnet features strong character lines, which give the Grand i10 a masculine look & appeal.
At the time of its launch, the Grand i10 Nios will be offered with the BS-VI version of the same 1.2-litre Kappa petrol motor mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic. While there is no confirmed news yet, Hyundai might also introduce a BS-VI version of the current 1.2-litre CRDI diesel motor at a later stage.
The interior too has received significant updates, ranging from a reordered layout to a new upholstery colour scheme, which makes use of different shades of grey. A new design for the AC vents, steering wheel & the centre touchscreen captures your attention. While there is no confirmed word from Hyundai about the Grand i10 Nios's feature offerings, the Euro-spec model will feature a Blue Link-integrated infotainment system.
Sharing his thoughts on the debut, Mr SS Kim, MD & CEO of HMIL, said, ‘Hyundai Motor India has created benchmarks in the Indian automobile industry by introducing cutting-edge technologies and best-in-segment world-class products for the past 21 years. We are glad to present the all-new 3rd-Generation GRAND i10 NIOS that blends the intrinsic and intuitive beauty of the car with unique design sense constantly changing and fulfilling our customers’ expectations. With the New GRAND i10 NIOS, we have created a new paradigm to maximise our customers’ emotional values in the perfect harmony with the four elements of the Hyundai Design Identity (Sensuous Sportiness) – Proportion, Architecture, Styling & Technology.'