New-gen compact hatchback is set to reach dealerships soon

  • Third-gen Grand i10 to be launched as the Grand i10 Nios on 20 August 2019.
  • Pre-bookings already underway as first model rolls off the production line in Chennai.
  • New Grand i10 Nios gets redesigned exterior and interior.
  • Will be powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines but with new AMT options.
  • Expected to be priced between Rs 5.2 lakh to Rs 7.7 lakh.
  • Existing second-gen model to remain on sale alongside

The next-gen Hyundai hatchback is slated to launch on August 20 with a new, extended name – the Grand i10 Nios. Pre-bookings are already underway and now the first (of many) Nios has rolled off the production line at Hyundai’s Sriperumbudur plant near Chennai.

It is the third-gen of the Grand i10 and features new exterior and interior styling. Most notable among the exterior redesign on the Nios is the latest iteration of the Hyundai cascading grille now flanked by boomerang-shaped LED DRLs.

Meanwhile, the new dashboard borrows elements from other Hyundai and Kia models such as the larger touchscreen infotainment system integrated into the extended housing of the instrument cluster and the new steering wheel too.

The Nios will be powered by the same set of 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines with a new AMT option for both. Hyundai will be offering it in a total of 5 variants – Era, Magna, Sportz, Sportz Dual Tone and Asta.

Hyundai will be offering the new Grand i10 Nios alongside the second-gen Grand i10. The Nios is expected to be priced between Rs 5.2 lakh to Rs 7.7 lakh and will compete against the likes of the Maruti Swift, Ignis, Ford Figo and Nissan Micra too.

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