Hyundai Motor India recently launched the much-awaited Grand i10 Nios in the country at an attractive starting price of INR 5 lakh*. Now the company has confirmed to IAB that it plans to expand the Grand i10 Nios range with a CNG variant.
The Hyundai Grand i10 is available in petrol, diesel and petrol-CNG engine variants. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is available in only petrol and diesel engine variants, though. However, in the coming months, the old model will lose the diesel and petrol-CNG engine variants, while the all-new model will gain a petrol-CNG variant.
The new developments were confirmed by Puneet Anand, Senior General Manager and Group Head of Marketing, Hyundai Motor India. Speaking about the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG specifically, he said: "Nios will have a CNG powerplant coming."
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is currently available with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder diesel engine. The former produces 83 PS of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and 114 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm while the oil-burner is rated to deliver 75 PS at 4,000 rpm and 190 Nm of torque at 1,750-2,250 rpm. Both the engines can be had with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automated manual transmission. The fuel economy ratings are 20.7 km/l for the petrol-MT configuration, 20.5 km/l (AMT) for the petrol-AMT configuration and 26.2 km/l for the diesel-MT and diesel- AMT configurations.
When launched, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG will be available with the BS-IV version of the 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT petrol bi-fuel engine of the Hyundai Grand i10 CNG. It is good enough to churn out 81.6 PS of maximum power and 11.2 kg.m (109.83 Nm) of torque running on gasoline and 66.3 PS and 9.99 kg.m (97.97 Nm) of torque running on CNG.
The Grand i10 Nios comes kitted with a slew of features such as a digital speedometer and cluster with embedded MID, rear AC vents, an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system which offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Voice Recognition function and i-Blue Smartphone App support, and first-in-segment wireless phone charging and Arkamys Premium Sound System with four modes to choose from - Natural, Live, Lounge and Club.
The Grand i10 Nios is sold in 6 colour options including three carried over colours - Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Fiery Red and 3 new colours - Aqua Teal, Alpha Blue and Titan Grey. There is also an option of selecting dual-tone combination with the Polar White and Aqua Teal colours.
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The addition of the petrol-CNG variant will help Hyundai boost the sales of the Grand i10 Nios.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios - Prices*
- 1.2L petrol-MT Era - INR 4,99,990
- 1.2L petrol-MT Magna - INR 5,84,610
- 1.2L petrol-AMT Magna - INR 6,37,610
- 1.2L petrol-MT Sportz - INR 6,38,350
- 1.2L petrol-AMT Sportz - INR 6,98,350
- 1.2L petrol-AMT Sportz Dual Tone - INR 6,68,350
- 1.2L petrol-MT Asta - INR 7,13,950
- 1.2L diesel-MT Magna - INR 6,70,090
- 1.2L diesel-AMT Sportz - INR 7,85,350
- 1.2L diesel-MT Asta - INR 7,99,450