November 28, 2023

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2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo-petrol review

Feel Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and you’d photo a functional, innovative, aspect-loaded loved ones auto sporty and fascinating aren’t terms that you’d associate with it. But Hyundai is doing the job in the direction of modifying that notion withthis hot new turbocharged petrol version.

This Turbo version of the Nios is powered by a 1.-litre, 3-cylinder, turbo-petrol motor that built its debut in the Hyundai Venue, and is also available with sedans like the Verna and Aura. The Nios Turbo is primarily based on the Sportz Twin Tone (DT) variant of the normal Nios with which it shares its options checklist, interiors and its exterior structure and it commands a top quality of Rs 95,000-1,00,000 about the similar 1.2-litre petrol motor. So, is the Nios Turbo fascinating more than enough to justify that top quality?

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The Turbo badge is a single of the several visible ques that differentiates the sportier version.

How do you distinguish the Turbo from the normal Nios?

Conserve for a fully blacked-out trapezoidal front grille featuring a ‘Turbo’ badge, there isn’t anything to explain to this version aside from a normal twin-tone Nios. This turbo variant receives an optional two-tone paint shade with blacked-out roof and pillars (priced Rs 5,000 increased than the one tone), projector headlamps with LED DRLs, roof rails, and vast a hundred seventy five/sixty tyres with fifteen-inch alloys from the top-spec Asta variant (as in comparison to the one hundred sixty five/sixty five R14 tyres available on the Sportz one-tone variant). The boot now wears an further ‘Turbo’ badge, in addition to the ‘Grand i10’, ‘Nios’ and ‘Sportz’ badges.

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The twin-tone complete costs Rs 5,000 much more than the one-tone a single.

Is the Nios Turbo’s interior considerably sportier?

Like the exteriors, the interiors get mere cosmetic variations, which are common on the DT version. Crimson highlights all over the air-vents and the rotary AC controls, as properly as purple stitching and piping on the seats, incorporate a touch of sportiness to the all-black interiors. Even though there aren’t any Turbo-precise variations to the interiors, the gear lever presents this a single away, because of to its reverse gear positioning that is other than the to start with gear, as opposed to getting other than the fourth gear in the common Nios. Beauty variations aside, the interiors are spacious and properly put jointly with substantial-high-quality plastics. And this stays a functional cabin with a very user-pleasant structure.

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Crimson highlights inside mark the Nios Turbo aside.

Does the Nios Turbo get much more options?

In conditions of equipment, the Turbo options a leather-based-wrapped steering, climate command, a portion-digital instrument cluster, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, reverse camera, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, remote-crucial entry, and wi-fi charging. As opposed to the top-spec Asta variant of the common Nios, it misses out some usefulness options like a push-button start out and keyless entry, and some crucial bits like a rear wiper and washer.

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The Nios Turbo Sportz misses out on keyless entry and go and a rear wiper available on the top-spec Asta variant.

What is it like to push?

As talked about before, this is the identical 998cc, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol motor that built its debut in the Hyundai Venue, but the only difference is that in the Nios, it tends to make 100hp – 20hp lesser than the compact SUV – but nonetheless provides an identical 172Nm of torque. With a sub-1-tonne kerb pounds, energy-to-pounds and torque-to-pounds ratios are far better than any other economical petrol hatchback in the marketplace now.

This motor is clean and refined, as considerably as 3-cylinder motors go, but it isn’t totally vibration-absolutely free, specially at idle, when in comparison to its 1.2-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated counterpart. When spun faster, this motor does get a little bit thrummy, whilst the audio isn’t excessively loud or coarse.

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The 1.-litre turbo-petrol motor is shared with the Venue and Verna but tends to make 20hp significantly less.

People made use of to driving non-turbo vehicles will need to have to get accustomed to this turbo petrol motor, as on-tap responses aren’t as sharp as a larger sized naturally aspirated motor, and smaller-capacity turbo engines like this a single need to have to be spun a little bit to make the raise and bring them into their zone. You will do properly by trying to keep the revs above 1,800rpm as that’s where the turbo begins singing, and there is a pleasant next wind of energy as soon as the tachometer needle crosses three,000rpm. Involving 2,000-5,000rpm is this engine’s sweet spot, and it feels very gutsy and considerably much more able than the 1.2-litre petrol, specially while overtaking out on the highway. While it isn’t as absolutely free-revving as Volkswagen’s 1.-litre TSI motor, it will spin to six,600rpm in the to start with 3 gears, maxing out at 101kph in next gear and at 164kph in third gear, which goes to show how tall-geared this version is. Flat-out, it will even go on to hit a top pace of 183kph.

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The Nios Turbo is the fastest mass marketplace hatch to 100kph.

And while on the matter of outright effectiveness, this is currently the swiftest accelerating mass-marketplace hatchback on sale in India. It out-accelerates the Volkswagen Polo 1. TSI (which was the past swiftest) to 100kph and it even reaches 160kph a entire next faster. Even by means of the gears, specially in the fourth, from 40-100kph, the Nios is .88sec faster. Even when you take into consideration smaller sized bursts of acceleration like 20-40kph in next gear, 40-60kph in third, or even sixty-80kph in fourth, the Nios noses ahead when in comparison to the Volkswagen. The Nios’ common 1.2-litre petrol version isn’t even in the identical league in conditions of effectiveness. To put it into perspective, the Turbo accelerates three.46sec, .7sec and eight.59sec faster than the naturally aspirated petrol from -100kph, 20-80kph in third and 40-100kph in fourth, respectively.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo vs VW Polo 1. TSI vs Grand i10 Nios 1.2: Performance (as examined)
Grand i10 Nios Turbo Polo 1. TSI Grand i10 Nios 1.2P
-10kph .52s .43s .52s
-20kph 1.08s 1.06s 1.14s
-30kph 1.62s 1.64s 2.16s
-40kph 2.39s 2.28s three.02s
-50kph three.29s three.27s four.11s
-60kph four.58s four.23s 5.75s
-70kph 5.69s 5.28s 7.20s
-80kph six.93s six.51s eight.79s
-90kph eight.23s 7.99s 10.78s
-100kph nine.82s nine.97s 13.28s
-110kph twelve.17s eleven.88s fifteen.89s
-120kph 14.46s 14.14s 19.06s
-130kph 17.12s 16.87s 23.31s
-140kph 20.20s 20.36s 29.60s
-150kph 23.92s 24.75s
-160kph 29.30s thirty.36s
20-80kph (in third gear) 13.30s twelve.36s 14.00s
40-100kph (in 4th gear) 13.85s 14.73s 22.44s

This motor is mated to a 5-pace guide in the Nios Turbo (as in comparison to the Venue’s six-speeder). The gearbox is an complete delight to use, with butter-clean shifts and a light and optimistic motion. Its clutch is light much too, and so is its steering, which is effortless to twirl at metropolis speeds. Out on the open up road, nonetheless, you will be remaining seeking for a much more dependable experience, and whilst the steering weighs up a little bit at speeds, it does not provide a very ‘connected’ experience.  And while mechanical grip is good – with its wheels pushed to the excessive corners of the auto, creating it experience pretty agile – road grip from the skinny tyres, nonetheless, isn’t very confidence inspiring. A set of wider tyres would enhance its cornering potential to a great extent. Like the common auto, ride convenience stays great, and its brakes are very progressive, providing a sturdy preliminary bite.

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5-pace guide is a delight to use.

Really should you purchase the Nios Turbo?

Regardless of getting a spruced-up version, this auto retains all the Nios’ strengths, like its innovative, functional interiors, an absorbent lower-pace ride high-quality, and its easy-to-push mother nature, which tends to make the common auto very desirable in the to start with place. Hyundai have to be lauded for using the plunge and introducing this effectiveness-oriented turbo version to cater to the driving fans – the additional effectiveness has built the Nios a large amount much more able and much more effortless, specially out on the open up road. Performance is so sturdy that this a single is the fastest hatchback on sale in India now. But these who appreciate to push will be remaining seeking for a much more engaging driving encounter to match the additional effectiveness, and the Rs 95,000-1,00,000 top quality that this turbo version commands about a similar 1.2-litre petrol variant looks a little bit much too tough to justify. Sharper driving manners and sportier appears to be would have built the Nios Turbo a purer hot hatch and a much more compelling proposition.

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The Rs 95,000-1,00,000 top quality for the Turbo about the common 1.2 petrol is a little bit tough to justify.

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