Wait for New Hyundai i20 or Should You Buy Grand i10 Nios?
Upcoming 2020 Hyundai i20 vs Grand i10 Nios. Which One is a Better Buy?
If you are in the market for a premium hatchback then of course you might have been waiting for the new i20 along with many others. The new Hyundai i20 is now one of the most awaited hatchbacks and it is not far away in terms of its market launch but before you go ahead and wait for a few more days for the new i20, why not check out the Grand i10 Nios? It also offers many features and also looks premium while being much cheaper than the expected pricing for the i20.
Do read one to see why the Nios is not a bad alternative to the upcoming new i20.
2020 HYUNDAI i20 vs GRAND i10 NIOS COMPARISON - LOOKS
Hyundai cars are getting better in terms of looks and that trend started with the new Elite i20 which came many years back. Now with the new Nios and the upcoming new i20, things are even better. Nios looks fantastic with the bigger grille and DRLs at the outer side of it while the headlamps are sharper along with way the fog-lamps are designed. The Nios has grown and become a more premium hatch over the earlier Grand i10. There are 15inch alloys too while the details like C-pillar being coloured black. It is bigger and looks a much nicer hatchback over the earlier Grand i10.
As aggressive looking as the new i20? In design aggressiveness maybe but in size, make no mistake the new i20 would be much bigger, wider and look big altogether. There would also be bigger 16inch alloys and LED headlamps for the premium touch while the turbo variant will get a sportier look too. That said even the Nios Turbo looks sportier. If you want a bigger premium look the i20 has that while the Nios is compact plus maybe more youthful.
2020 HYUNDAI i20 vs GRAND i10 NIOS COMPARISON - INTERIORS AND FEATURES
Hyundai is upgrading the new i20 interior and taking it to the next level. The quality and design has moved up too with the running vents and the digital instrument cluster along with the new look steering wheel on premium Hyundai cars. Even the switches or the details are much better. In terms of equipment is where Hyundai has packed in a lot with a massive 10.25 inch touchscreen which would be the biggest in its class plus all features including smartphone connectivity and more. By that we mean connected tech, Bose audio, ambient lighting, wireless charging, 6 airbags and more!
The Nios interior is also a very nice place to be if not as luxurious as the i20. The dash plastics are of very nice quality while quality levels are easily class best. You get a part digital instrument cluster while there is a 8inch touchscreen and features like wireless charging, rear ac vents means that it can compete with any premium hatch if not the i20!
2020 HYUNDAI i20 vs GRAND i10 NIOS COMPARISON - SPACE
Both cars for being hatchbacks offer a lot of space inside along with practicality. The new i20 has a longer wheelbase and that means it would be more spacious over the earlier i20. Compared to the current Nios, the new i20 would be wider and airier but legroom wise the Nios is not so far behind with good enough space for two at the back.
2020 HYUNDAI i20 vs GRAND i10 NIOS COMPARISON - ENGINES
In terms of petrol engines both the Nios and the i20 would be expected to share the same line-up with the 1.2l petrol and the 1.0 turbo petrol. The difference is that the turbo petrol in the Nios is available with a manual while the i20 will have a dual clutch automatic. Both cars would have the 1.2l petrol with a manual gearbox though the Nios gets an AMT also.
In terms of diesel cars the i20 would be having a 1.5l diesel while the Nios is having a 1.2l diesel- which actually gets an AMT and we do not think the diesel i20 will have an auto option. The heavier i20 will share the diesel engine with the Venue here.
2020 HYUNDAI i20 vs GRAND i10 NIOS COMPARISON - PRICE
The Nios starts at Rs 5 lakh and goes all the way to Rs 8.30 lakh. The new i20 has not been launched so its prices are not revealed but it would be below Rs 7 lakh starting while the top-end might cross Rs 10 lakh. So the new i20 will be about Rs 2 lakhs more expensive over the Nios.
2020 HYUNDAI i20 vs GRAND i10 NIOS COMPARISON - VERDICT
In the end our verdict is that if you are willing to spend more for the additional technology, safety features and want the extra space for your family or boot space for luggage during the family road trips, the new upcoming i20 makes sense. If you are more on a budget and don't need the extra space for city use, but nearly want around all the premium features at a lesser price then the popular i10 Nios is highly recommended. Check out the best deals and offers on i10 Nios
Both of these cars are top selling hatchback from Hyundai available in India under Rs 10 lakhs. So you won't make a bad decision with either of them and the best recommended one to buy depends on your need and usage
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