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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 1.0 Turbo GDi Review

The Grand i10 Nios has develop into the 4th automobile within the Hyundai portfolio in India to get the 1.0 litre Turbo GDi coronary heart. We pattern it.


The Nios is at the moment essentially the most inexpensive hatchback in India with a turbo engine.

It’s been simply over a yr since Hyundai launched the brand new era of the Grand i10 within the market and known as it the Grand i10 Nios. The hatchback had loads to supply. It got here with petrol & diesel engines, supplied handbook and AMT, and later Hyundai added a CNG choice as nicely. At final rely there have been 14 variants and trims on supply. The fifteenth and newest is the Turbo GDi. Now clearly Hyundai has led the best way relating to providing you with turbo engine choices on its automobiles. The listing is an extended one because the Creta, Venue, and Aura all get it. And now even the Grand i10 Nios will get a turbo coronary heart. The huge query is how a lot distinction has the turbo tag made to this hatchback.

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The Nios Turbo is obtainable in 2 single-tone and a pair of dual-tone color choices.

This is not the primary time that we’re seeing efficiency variations of inexpensive hatchbacks in our nation. Maruti Suzuki introduced in the Baleno RS and Tata Motors tried it with the Tiago JTP, however each met with little success and have been discontinued within the market. Earlier this yr Volkswagen launched the BS6 Polo with a 1 litre Turbo engine, which is correct now the one actual competitors to this Nios.

Looks

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The exteriors are identical as the opposite Nios trims, barring the Turbo badge on the grille and tailgate.

The Turbo GDi variant of the Grand i10 Nios is predicated on its Sportz trim and the one giveaway on the outside is the turbo badge on the shiny black grille and the tailgate. It will get 2 single tone and a pair of twin tone paint choices. The pink with black roof you see right here is unique to the Turbo. The projector headlamps and 15 inch alloys are additionally normal on the Turbo, that are in any other case supplied solely on the twin tone Sportz trim of the automobile.

Interiors

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The Turbo variants get all of the options seen on the twin tone Sportz trim of the automobile.

Inside too there are some options that come as normal just like the wi-fi charger, a entrance USB charger and a leather-based wrapped steering wheel. Apart from that lots of cues inside this cabin inform you that you just’re driving a turbo engine variant of the automobile and that is due to the pink accents you see on this all-black format. You can discover these accents across the AC vents and dials whereas pink stitching may be seen on the steering wheel, gear lever and the seats. Finally, the important thing fob can be completed in black which is a pleasant contact I have to say.

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Red accents at many locations make the cabin of the Nios turbo look sporty.

Like different Sportz variants you additionally get the 8 inch contact display screen that comes with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, voice recognition and bluetooth connectivity. What you do not get when in comparison with the highest Asta trim is a begin/cease button, rear wiper, cooled glovebox and adjustable rear headrests.

Engine

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Hyundai is claiming a gas effectivity of 20.3 kmpl on this Nios Turbo GDi.

We have seen this 1.0 litre turbo engine on different automobiles from Hyundai however on Venue and Verna it will get increased numbers when it comes to energy and torque. Its been barely mellowed down on the Aura and now the Grand i10 Nios. So, what you get is 99 bhp and a great quantity of torque – 172 Nm to be exact. But clearly the Nios is lighter than the Aura so the ability to weight ratio is healthier on this automobile which suggests it is a extra responsive setup that you just get. What additionally provides to the expertise is that peak torque kicks in fairly early at round 1,500 rpm and stays with you until 4,000 rpm which interprets into good enjoyable whereas driving this automobile at most instances. Add to {that a} relatively spectacular claimed gas effectivity determine of 20.3 kmpl and it is a candy deal.

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A DCT gearbox may simply make the Nios Turbo GDi much more pleasing.

In comparability, the 1.2 litre Kappa Petrol engine on the Grand i10 Nios churns out 81 bhp together with a peak torque 113 Nm of at 4,000 rpm . That is sufficient to inform you what the Turbo GDi engine brings to the desk. There’s a 5 pace handbook gearbox that comes as normal and there isn’t any computerized although Hyundai would do nicely to carry the DCT field to this little pocket rocket too. So in the meanwhile the one computerized choice on the Nios stays the AMT.

Ride & Handling

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The suspension feels stiffer when in comparison with the opposite variants of the automobile.

I spent a great period of time driving this Turbo variant each within the metropolis in addition to on empty roads . What instantly caught my consideration is that the gearshift is kind of easy similar to we have seen on all Hyundai automobiles. What additionally provides to that’s the truth that many a instances you needn’t downshift as a result of this setup is able to dealing with decrease speeds at increased gears. Now, there are parts which is able to contribute to a extra pleasurable expertise if you’re driving the Turbo Nios. One of them is the sound of the engine, nicely, it is audible and also you sort of prefer it too.

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The engine just isn’t as refined because the 1.2 litre mill, however that’s anticipated from the Turbo.

While Hyundai doesn’t declare this, the suspension tuning on the Turbo feels barely stiffer than the stock Grand i10 Nios. This enhances the automobile’s nature and offers it a distinction over the common variants. The steering may very well be extra partaking to maintain in line with that, however on the entire the brand new era automobile’s dynamics do come by means of. In phrases of security, emergency cease sign with flashing brake lights, twin airbags, ABS with EBD and entrance seat belt reminders are normal.

Verdict

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The Nios turbo is supposed to be pushed onerous with out worrying about effectivity.

The turbo variant of the Grand i10 Nios is priced at ₹ 7.70 lakh (ex-showroom). For the dual-tone its an extra ₹ 5000. That is barely cheaper than its solely actual rival, the Volkswagen Polo TSI which begins at ₹ 7.89 lakh.  But it is usually roughly ₹ 1 lakh dearer when in comparison with the twin tone sportz trim of the Nios with the 1.2 litre Kappa engine that comes with comparable options. That does imply that you just can not name this turbo a price for money choice however it’s not for the worth aware anyway. It’s for individuals who love to sit down behind the wheel every minute and smile from ear to ear.

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