Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Variants Revealed; AMT Missing From Top Variants

The upcoming hatchback will come in a total of 10 variants and 8 colour options

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  • The Grand i10 Nios is slated to be launched on August 20.
  • It will be powered by the same 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines as the Grand i10.
  • Both the petrol and diesel engines will be offered with an AMT.
  • But the top-spec diesel and petrol variants misses out on the AMT.
  • The hatchback is available in six single-tone and two dual-tone shades.
  • It is expected to carry a premium and is likely to be priced from Rs 5.2 lakh to Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom).
  • Bookings are now open for Rs 11,000 across Hyundai dealerships and online.

The third iteration of Hyundai’s well-established i10 hatchback, the Grand i10 Nios, is all set to be launched on August 20. Our speculation that it will most likely retain its variant nomenclature has proved to be true. Hyundai has released the variant list of the upcoming hatchback. Take a look at it below.

1.2-litre CRDi 1.2-litre Kappa
Magna MT Era MT
Sportz AMT Magna MT
Asta MT Magna AMT
  Sportz MT
  Sportz AMT
Sportz MT dual-tone
  Asta MT

Starting with the oil burner, the 1.2-litre CRDi engine will be available in three variants -- Magna, Sportz, and Asta. Now, from what we know, the entry-level Magna and the range-topping Asta will only be offered with the 5-speed MT. The mid-spec Sportz variant, meanwhile, will come with the AMT.  So, if you're eyeing the AMT, you might have to settle for the mid-tier variant. 

The 1.2-litre Kappa is available in seven variants : Era, Magna MT, Magna AMT, Sportz MT, Sportz AMT, Sportz MT dual-tone and Asta MT. As you can see, the same story continues with the petrol variants as the AMT has been omitted from the range-topping Asta variant. But the Sportz and the Magna variants can be opted with either the manual or the AMT. There is also a dual-tone variant that is exclusive to the Sportz. The dual-tone shades on offer are Polar White/Black and Aqua Teal/Black. The standard colours include Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Alpha Blue and Aqua Teal. The only possible explanation to Hyundai not offering the AMT on the top-spec variants is to keep the price range in check. With the AMT in place, the Asta variant will become expensive and irrelevant amongst its competition.

Both the engines are carried over from the existing Grand i10. The 1.2-litre petrol currently makes around 83PS and 114Nm, while the diesel churns out 75PS and 190Nm. Both engines are expected to be BS6-ready and is likely to come in a different state of tune. Gearbox options include a 5-speed AMT and manual transmission. Thus, the Nios will also be the first car from Hyundai to offer a diesel-AMT combination.

Some standout features that are expected to be offered are cruise control, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, wireless charging, and more. The Grand i10 Nios is likely to be priced between Rs 5.2 lakh to Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom) and when launched, it will take on the likes of the best-selling Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo and the Nissan Micra. Hyundai has started accepting bookings for the Nios for a token amount of Rs 11,000. 

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