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Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Launched: A Perfect Hatchback?

If you’ve ever been shopping for a new hatchback, you might notice there’s something similar. While each hatchback comes from different auto brands, you can’t help but notice the similarities with the design, especially on the front.

Well, the same cannot be said about the new Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS. It takes the already popular Hyundai Grand i10, adds a bunch of new features packaged in fresh new style and colors. According to Hyundai, “NIOS” means more. So, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is all about that “more”, adding improvements above everything else.

Theoretically, imagine you want to buy a new hatchback. But you don’t really like the old Grand i10 design for its dated design, all the while, Grand i20 falls over the budget.

What would you do then?

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has launched in India to bridge the gap between the classic Grand i10 and Elite i20. With the new features and new design, it will surely open more people choose Hyundai over competition like Datsun GO, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R, TATA NRG, Ford Figo, and even Hyundai’ very own Santro.

Plus, Hyundai Grand i10 has been booked over 5000+ times when it was just launched yesterday! Honestly, this just goes to prove my point.

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Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS: Overview

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is powered by two different engines: 1.2 Kappa Petrol and 1.2 U2 CRDi Diesel. Furthermore, the petrol variant can generate a max power of 82 BHP and max torque of 113Nm. Moreover, it is expected to come in seven different variants, following the Hyundai’s standard variant names like Magna, Sportz, and Asta.

Likewise, the diesel variant can generate a max power of 75BHP and max torque of 190Nm. Moreover, it is expected to come in three different variants, making it the first Hyundai in diesel variant to come with automatic transmission.

Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS: What’s New?

Alright, there’s are few things different in Grand i10 NIOS when compared to its predecessor.

Right off the bat, you will get a LED projector-headlight setup. Although, both headlights and foglamps are yellow, despite being LED. Plus, the boomerang-shaped DRLs located at the center grilles, gives it sportier and more premium feel. Furthermore, you will also get BS6 compliant engines, making it future proof.

There are few new features, here and there. Also, it comes with redesigned dual-color interiors, diamond-cut alloy wheels, shark-fin antennas, chrome finish, large infotainment screen, rear AC vent, among others.

However, the Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS will get fixed headrest, which is a big bummer! Except that little hiccup, everything else is rock solid!

When Will Hyundai Grand i10 Launch in Nepal?

Honestly, Hyundai has been on fire! So far, the company has launched some of the most ridiculously amazing cars like Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Santro, and Hyundai Tucson. Additionally, the company is going to rejuvenate the stale SUV-segment with Hyundai Venue.

If that wasn’t enough, Hyundai Grand i10 has set a new standard for a hatchback, giving more for less. Interestingly, it will only make the competition more-so exciting!

As for the question… Yes! Hyundai Grand i10 Nios WILL launch in Nepal.

Okay, when?

Unfortunately, we won’t get to see Grand i10 NIOS at NADA Auto Show 2019. Maybe, 3-4 months from now. As for the pricing, I don’t know. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios price in Nepal is expected to be around Rs. 25 Lakhs. But for the exact amount, only time will tell.


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