Hyundai is the closest competitor to Maruti Suzuki. Almost all Maruti Suzuki vehicles have a corresponding Hyundai variant. With the introduction of the Maruti Suzuki Swift models, Hyundai was left behind, as it did not have a comparable car to compete with Maruti Suzuki Swift. The launch of Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS changes the equation by restoring the balance between the two competitors. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is the ideal competitor to the Maruti Swift. However, here we shall compare the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios with its parent version, the Hyundai Grand i10.
Here are some of the features in brief.
Hyundai Grand i10
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Price Range (ex-showroom Delhi)
Rs 4.98 to Rs 7.59 lakhs
Rs 5.00 to Rs 7.99 lakhs
No of variants
7 Petrol, 5 diesel, and 1 CNG
7 Petrol and 3 diesel
Diesel – 24.95 kmpl
Petrol – 18.99 to 19.77 kmpl
CNG – 18.9 km/kg
20.7 kmpl for all variants
From the above features, there is little to choose between the two vehicles. We shall now look at the other features in detail.
Engine and Transmission
The petrol variants of Hyundai Grand i10 work on the 1.2L VTVT engines that are available on the i20 models, as well. This 4-cylinder engine produces 83bhp of power and a maximum torque of 114 Nm. The diesel versions feature a second-generation U2 CRDi engine with a displacement of 1186cc. This engine can produce power of 74bhp and a torque of 190Nm. Both the petrol and diesel engines mate with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Hyundai Grand i10 has AMT on two of its models.
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios comes with 1.2L petrol and diesel engine that mates either with a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. This BSVI-compliant petrol engine can produce a maximum power of 82bhp and torque of 114Nm. At the same time, the diesel engine variant delivers 74bhp and a torque of 190Nm.
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The sculpted bodylines make the Hyundai Grand i10 look elegant in every respect. The design sweeping headlamps and the fog lamps give it a manly look. The diamond-cut alloy wheels on the top-end versions make the car look sportier than ever. The chrome-dipped door handles provide a premium look to the vehicle.
The Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS exterior is characterised by the falling grille configuration flanked on both sides by its projector headlamps. This vehicle has an angular sharper look, as compared to the Hyundai Grand i10. The presence of LED DRLs exudes style. In short, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios bears a sporty look.
The blue illuminated interiors present a heavenly sight, especially at night. It has spacious interiors for a small car. A couple of its top-end variants come with a reverse camera. The Hyundai Grand i10 interiors have a user-friendly driver infotainment system. The top-variants come with a touchscreen and excellent audio systems. Leather upholstery makes the passengers feel comfortable.
The highlight of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is its exquisite dashboard and touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The high-quality Arkamys Speaker system ensures a premium audio experience. The update AC vents and the grey fabric upholstery enhance the premium feel. The dual-tone options make for a sportier interior look.
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Hyundai Grand i10 has disc brakes for the front wheels and drum brakes for the rear. The driver airbag is a common feature across all models. The top-end versions have features like smart keys and a keyless entry system, as well. The engine immobiliser feature is a standard feature available on all models.
Apart from the disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the rear, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios comes with ABS and EBD with rear parking sensors. A rear camera adds to the safety features. The car comes with speed, and impact-sensing auto door unlocking feature.
Performance and Handling
Hyundai Grand 10 is a light vehicle to drive. It delivers excellent performance on the city roads and highways, as well. The soft suspensions make the drive extremely comfortable.
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is an excellent vehicle to drive on city roads, as well as highways. This vehicle is the ideal competitor to the Maruti Suzuki Swift in all respects.