Hyundai Launches The All New ‘GRANDi10 NIOS’

(L to R) Mr. S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL and Mr. S Punnaivanam, Vice President – National Service, HMIL along with Mr. S J Ha, ED- Sales & Marketing, HMIL and Mr. Vikas Jain, National Sales Head, HMIL at the Launch of Hyundai The GRAND i10 NIOS in New Delhi.- Photo By GPN

(L to R) Mr. S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, HMIL and Mr. S Punnaivanam, Vice President – National Service, HMIL along with Mr. S J Ha, ED- Sales & Marketing, HMIL and Mr. Vikas Jain, National Sales Head, HMIL at the Launch of Hyundai The GRAND i10 NIOS in New Delhi.- Photo By GPN

Mr. S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited at the Launch of Hyundai GRAND i10 NIOS in New Delhi -Photo By GPN

Mr. S.S. Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited at the Launch of Hyundai GRAND i10 NIOS in New Delhi -Photo By GPN

  • Key Development Direction – Bold & Stylish Design, Premium & Spacious Cabin, Advanced Powertrain Options, Smart & Innovative Technology and Complete Peace of mind.
  • Designed for Young Urban Progressive Indian Customers
  • Engine Options: 1.2lPetrol & 1.2lDiesel
  • Introduction of First Hyundai BS6 1.2l Petrol Engine 
  • Transmission:  Introduction of AMT in Petrol and Diesel Engines
  • Strong Body Structure with 65% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) + High Strength Steel (HSS)
  • India First – VARIABLE BASIC WARRANTY for All New GRAND i10 NIOS Customers
  • All New GRAND i10 NIOS  -The Athletic Millennial‘Makes you feel alive’

Mumbai/ New Delhi, August 20, 2019 (GPN) : Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s first Smart Mobility Solutions Company and the largest exporter since inception, today launched TheAll New GRAND i10 NIOS. The All New GRAND i10 NIOS has been designed to offer Bold & Stylish Design, Premium & Spacious Cabin, Advanced Powertrain Options, Smart & Innovative Technology and Complete Peace of mindfor Young Urban Progressive Indian Customers.

Speaking at the launch of Hyundai All New GRAND i10 NIOSMr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said,“The All New GRAND i10 NIOS is Made-in-India Made-for-the-World Product. The Indian Market is key and axis point of Hyundai’s global growth plan. The 3rd Generation All New GRAND i10 NIOS is our third Consecutive launch in India of highly successful i10 Brand. The launch of All New GRAND i10 NIOS will stand for our commitment to the Indian Market and fulfill our promise of creating a happy life for our customers”

“We at Hyundai Motor India believe in Progressive Design, Styling and Technology for our Indian Customers. NIOS means More, and the All New GRAND i10 NIOS is expression of our commitment to always offer More to our customers in Value Engineering and Best Quality along with First and Best-in-Segment features”,he added.

All New GRAND i10 NIOS: Development Concept

The name ‘NIOS’ means ‘More’ and depicts the persona of the Athletic Millennial offering More Value, More Features, More Space, More Comfort and More Excitement to live a Happy Millennial Life.

The All New GRAND i10 NIOS is developed specifically for the individualistic and youth buyers who seek technology and premiumness without compromising on space and comfort. The GRAND i10 NIOS stands tall on all fronts of STYLE, TECHNOLOGY, PREMIUMNESS, SPACE and UNIQUE WARRANTY.The All New GRAND i10 NIOS is defined by 5 Key Strengths: Bold & Stylish Design, Premium & Spacious Cabin, Advanced Powertrain Options, Smart & Innovative Technology and Complete Peace of mind.

  1. Bold & Stylish Design

The All New GRAND i10 NIOS, is created on a new paradigm ensuring to maximise customers’ emotional values in the perfect harmony with the four elements of Hyundai Design Identity: ‘Sensuous Sportiness’, such as Proportion, Architecture, Styling and Technology.  The Dynamic exterior look of the All New GRAND i10 NIOS created by the Hyundai Signature “Cascading Grille” gives wider and stronger appeal to the front while rear Low and Wide proportioned bumper gives an Embracing Look with Stable and Sportier imagery. The Compact yet Spacious interiors with upper Crash pad appearing to be floating on the lower Crash pad and the door trim character line flowing into the Crash pad gives a wider and spacious interior feel.

The All New GRAND i10 NIOS conveys a Modern Design and Versatile compact package. The perfectly sculpted Bold and Sporty front is greatly complimented by Unique Boomerang shaped LED DRL’s and Chrome surrounded projector Fog lamps giving All New GRAND i10 NIOS a wider stance. The aerodynamic side profile is complimented with the integrated roof rails, shark fin antenna while the sporty skid plate enhances the dynamic appeal of the rear.

    • Boomerang Shaped LED DRL’s
    • Projector Headlamps
    • Glossy Black Radiator Grille
    • Sweeping Headlamp Design
    • Projector fog lamps (First-in-Segment)
    • Rear Chrome Garnish(First-in-Segment)
    • Chrome Outside Door handles(First-in-Segment)
    • Integrated Roof Rails (First-in-Segment)
    • Shark fin antenna (First-in-Segment)


  • Air Curtains (Best-in-Segment)


  • R15 Diamond Cut Alloy wheels
  • Unique G-i10 Branding on C-Pillar
  • Rear Skid plate

The All New GRAND i10 NIOS ensures larger interior space with MORE Headroom, MORE Legroom and MORE Shoulder room. The Intelligent interior layout ensures that there is no compromise in cabin space. The All New GRAND i10 NIOS promises goodall-round visibility and ensures comfort for all occupants. The Wider Rear Windshield Glassenhances the rear view from the IRVM resulting in a commanding drive. 

Exterior Dimensions

 Length x Width x Height 3,805 x 1,680 x 1,520 mm 
Wheelbase 2,450 mm
Max Tyre 175/60 R15 (Diamond Cut Alloy)


The All New GRAND i10 NIOS will be available in four major trims with multiple powertrain options in 6 exciting exterior colours including 3 new colours – Aqua Teal, Alpha Blue and Titan Grey with interior colour pack of Dual Tone Grey Interiors and 2 Dual Tone options will come with sporty black interiors with colour inserts – Aqua Teal and Red.

  1. Premium & Spacious Cabin

The interior of the All New GRAND i10 NIOS is spacious, Comfortable and upmarket echoing the stylish tone set by the exterior with flair of premiumness. The driver space of the All New GRAND i10 NIOS is the most comfortable and commanding place to be in. With the multi-function steering wheel and ergonomically positioned Gear Lever and center lever fascia controls, the drive becomes more pleasurable experience.

  • Premium Seat Upholstery
  • Wavy Pattern
  • Loop Type Inside Door Handles
  • Unique Centre Fascia Design
  • Engine start /Stop Button
  • Tilt Steering
  • Driver Side Height Adjustment
  • Electrically Adjustable & Folding Outside Mirrors
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Front Seating – Bolstered Front Seats with Convex Shaped Headrest
  • Rear Seat – Superior Thigh Support with bolstered back support
  • Glossy Black Center Fascia

A special care has been taken to provide ample storage inside the cabin to cater to the active lifestyle of young Indians.

  • Parcel Tray
  • Map Pocket with 1 ltr. Bottle holder
  • Smartphone Tray
  • Seat Back Pocket
  • Cup holders
  1. Advanced Powertrain Options

The All New GRAND NIOS is equipped with the most reliable 1.2 l BS6 Petrol engine and 1.2 l U2Diesel engine with low vibrations, superior performance and high fuel efficiency. Mated with option of MT and in-house developed Smart Auto AMT transmissions, the power train provides Efficient, Peppy, Smooth and Convenient option for a Relaxed and Pleasant driving experience. 

The All New GRAND i10 NIOS 1.2 l petrol engine is the first Hyundai model to offer BS 6 compliance in Hyundai range of products offering Cleaner Emissions and Efficient Performance. 

Engine & Transmission

Engine Capacity (CC) Maximum Power (ps/rpm) Maximum Torque


Transmission ARAI Certified Figures


1.2 l
(Petrol Engine)
1,197 83@6,000 11.6 @ 4,000 MT 20.7
AMT 20.5
1.2 l
(Diesel Engine)
1,186 75@4,000 19.4@1,750 ~2,250 MT 26.2
AMT 26.2

The All New GRAND i10 NIOS has been tested and evaluated in the most demanding conditions across the length and breadth of India to ensure it exceeds customers’ expectations in drivability and performance.

Ride & Handling

The All New GRAND i10 NIOS is equipped with balanced suspension system and confident steering to enhance ride comfort and ease of maneuverability to suit the India road conditions. The front suspension is mounted with McPherson Strut type with Urethane Bump Stopper that gives stability at rough road drives and reduces body roll giving improved cornering performance. The rear suspension uses Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with verticalshock absorber that minimizes shock rebound providing a comfortable and stable ride. The advanced aerodynamics combined with Strong body structure and extensive use of sound absorbing materials ensures superior NVH isolation for a quiet and pleasant driving experience.

The GRAND i10 NIOS design elements have increased the overall stability of the car and with low Cd (Coefficient of Drag) 0.347 resulting high fuel economy.  

  1. Smart & Innovative Technology

Considering the active lifestyle of the young and dynamic customers, The All New GRAND i10 NIOS offers a delightful experience in the 3rd life space and is loaded with new age technology features. For the convenience of customer, The GRAND i10 NIOS will offer First-in-segment Wireless Phone Charger. The Best-in-Segment 20.25 cm Touch Screen Infotainment system – a Multi-media system equipped with Smart phone connectivity – Android Auto, Apple Car Play, Voice Recognition Function along with i-Blue Smartphone App Support. The All New GRAND i10 NIOS comeswith theFirst-in-Segment Arkamys Premium Sound System with 4 modes to choose – Natural, Live, Lounge and Club.

The advanced Cluster display provides complete driving information on the go. The Best- in- Segment 13.46cm Digital Speedometer and Cluster with Multi Information Display (MID) provides information on Instantaneous Fuel Consumption, Trip meter, Distance to Empty, Average Fuel Consumption, Service Reminder, Average Vehicle Speed)

  • 20.25 cm Touch Screen Infotainment system (Best-in-Segment)
  • 13.46cm Digital Speedometer and Cluster with Multi Information Display (Best-in-Segment)
  • Arkamys Premium Sound System (First-in-Segment)

The efficient cooling system of All New GRAND i10 NIOS keeps its occupants cool and comfortable while maintaining a clean environment. The First-in-Segment Eco Coating Technology prevents unpleasant smell to develop in the AC Evaporator by degrading the micro-organisms developed in the AC Evaporator Core and ensures odour free and fresh air for a comfortable and pleasant journey.

  • Fully Automatic Air Conditioner
  • Rear AC Vents (Best-in-Segment)
  • Eco-Coating Technology (First-in-Segment)
  • Highly Effective Airflow
  • Wireless PhoneCharger (First-in-Segment)
  • Rear Wiper with Washer
  • Rear Defogger
  • Rear Seat Adjustable Headrest
  • USB Charger (First-in-Segment)
  • Rear Power Outlet (First-in-Segment)
  • Headlamp Escort Function

Uncompromised Safety

All Hyundai cars are developed, tested and built-in keeping with the Hyundai ‘Safe Drive Philosophy’. Beyond active safety technologies, All New GRAND i10 NIOS is built to comply with Hyundai’s strict safety standards for occupants and pedestrian safety. Built for ultimate driving pleasure and complete peace of mind – All New GRAND i10 NIOS boasts Advanced Safety System providing the best Active and Passive safety for a stress-free driving. With application of 65% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) + High Strength Steel (HSS), helps the All New GRAND i10 NIOS achieve prominent Static & Dynamic stiffness with improved structural connectivity making it a Strong Body Structure.

The GRAND i10 NIOS also meets the future Pedestrian Safety regulation, lower stiffener is applied to front crash beam to improve on the pedestrian safety. Additionally, standard ABS with EBD, Emergency Stop Signal and Dual Airbagsalong with seatbelt pretensioners provide uncompromised safety.

    • ABS with EBD (Standard)
    • Dual Front Airbags (Standard)
    • Impact sensing Auto Door Unlock (Best-in-Segment)


  • Rear Parking Sensors (Standard)


    • Rear Parking Camera


  • Strong Body Structure (65% AHSS+HSS) -Standard


    • Speed sensing Auto door lock


  • Seat Belt Pretensioner with Load Limiter (Standard)


  • Emergency Stop Signal – Standard (First-in-Segment)
  • Driver Rear View Monitor (First-in Segment)


  1. CompletePeace of Mind

As a Lifetime Partner in Automobiles and Beyond, Hyundai All New GRAND i10 NIOS will provide Complete Peace of Mind with India First – VARIABLE BASIC WARRANTY (Best-in-Segment)with option of 3 Years/100,000 kmsor 4 Years /50,000 kmsor5 Years /40,000 kms along with Road-Side Assistance. 

All New GRAND i10 NIOS: Key Feature Highlights

Bold & Stylish Design Smart & Innovative Technology Premium & Spacious Cabin Advanced Powertrain options
– Wide Front Stance

– Slopping Roofline

– Sporty Rear Skid 


– Shark fin Antenna

– R15 Diamond Cut 

Alloy Wheels

– Stylish Projector 


– Projector Fog lamps 

with Chrome


– Sporty Dual Tone 

Exterior Options

– 20.25 cm Touch Screen 

Infotainment System

– Wireless Charging

– Smartphone 


– Voice Recognition

– Arkamys Premium 


– 13.46 cm Digital 

Speedometer & Cluster 

with MID

– USB Charger

–  Wide & Spacious Interiors

– Rear AC Vents

– Eco Coating Technology

– Glove Box Cooling

– Wavy Pattern with satin 


– Interior Colour Pack: Red &

Aqua Teal (Combination 

with Dual Tone Exteriors)

– Affordable Petrol &

Diesel AMT

– BS6 Petrol Engine

All New GRAND i10 NIOS

Best-in-Segment  First-in-Segment
  • 20.25 cm Touchscreen Infotainment with Smartphone Connectivity
  • Rear AC Vents
  • 13.46 Digital Speedometer and Cluster with MID
  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
  • Air Curtains
  • Variable Basic Warranty
  • Arkamys Premium Sound
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • USB Charger
  • Rear Power Outlet
  • Roof Rails
  • Chrome Outside Door Handles
  • Eco Coating
  • Rear Chrome Garnish
  • Shark Fin Antenna
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Driver Rear View Monitor
  • Projector Fog Lamps

About HMIL

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is India’s first smart mobility solutions provider and the number one car exporter since inception in India. It currently has 12 car models across segments SANTRO, GRAND i10, ELITE i20, ACTIVE i20, XCENT, VERNA, ELANTRA, VENUE, CRETA, TUCSON, KONA Electric, India’s First Fully Electric SUV and the newly launched Grand i10 NIOS. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant nearChennai boasts of advanced production, quality and testing capabilities.

HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 91 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and Asia Pacific. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 502 dealers and more than 1,324 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million-dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavours to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.

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