2020 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo-petrol review

Rodolfo Schellin

Imagine Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and you’d photograph a practical, refined, aspect-loaded family members car sporty and thrilling are not words that you’d affiliate with it. But Hyundai is performing to altering that notion withthis warm new turbocharged petrol version.

This Turbo version of the Nios is driven by a 1.-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol motor that manufactured its debut in the Hyundai Venue, and is also out there with sedans like the Verna and Aura. The Nios Turbo is centered on the Sportz Dual Tone (DT) variant of the regular Nios with which it shares its features listing, interiors and its exterior style and design and it instructions a top quality of Rs ninety five,000-1,00,000 in excess of the similar 1.2-litre petrol motor. So, is the Nios Turbo thrilling plenty of to justify that top quality?

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The Turbo badge is one particular of the couple visual ques that differentiates the sportier version.

How do you distinguish the Turbo from the regular Nios?

Help save for a absolutely blacked-out trapezoidal entrance grille showcasing a ‘Turbo’ badge, there is not nearly anything to inform this version apart from a regular twin-tone Nios. This turbo variant receives an optional two-tone paint shade with blacked-out roof and pillars (priced Rs five,000 increased than the solitary tone), projector headlamps with LED DRLs, roof rails, and broad a hundred seventy five/60 tyres with 15-inch alloys from the leading-spec Asta variant (as in contrast to the a hundred sixty five/65 R14 tyres out there on the Sportz solitary-tone variant). The boot now wears an additional ‘Turbo’ badge, in addition to the ‘Grand i10’, ‘Nios’ and ‘Sportz’ badges.

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The twin-tone finish expenditures Rs five,000 far more than the solitary-tone one particular.

Is the Nios Turbo’s interior substantially sportier?

Like the exteriors, the interiors get mere cosmetic changes, which are common on the DT version. Red highlights close to the air-vents and the rotary AC controls, as perfectly as red stitching and piping on the seats, increase a touch of sportiness to the all-black interiors. Although there are not any Turbo-distinct changes to the interiors, the gear lever gives this one particular away, owing to its reverse gear positioning that is apart from the first gear, as opposed to getting apart from the fourth gear in the common Nios. Beauty changes apart, the interiors are roomy and nicely place together with significant-good quality plastics. And this continues to be a practical cabin with a pretty person-friendly structure.

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Red highlights inside mark the Nios Turbo apart.

Does the Nios Turbo get far more features?

In phrases of equipment, the Turbo features a leather-wrapped steering, weather control, a part-electronic instrument cluster, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, reverse camera, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, remote-critical entry, and wireless charging. When compared to the leading-spec Asta variant of the common Nios, it misses out some ease features like a drive-button get started and keyless entry, and some essential 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 out there on the leading-spec Asta variant.

What is it like to generate?

As mentioned previously, this is the same 998cc, three-cylinder turbo-petrol motor that manufactured its debut in the Hyundai Venue, but the only change is that in the Nios, it will make 100hp – 20hp lesser than the compact SUV – but nonetheless generates an similar 172Nm of torque. With a sub-1-tonne kerb excess weight, ability-to-excess weight and torque-to-excess weight ratios are better than any other reasonably priced petrol hatchback in the market place now.

This motor is sleek and refined, as significantly as three-cylinder motors go, but it is not entirely vibration-absolutely free, specifically at idle, when in contrast to its 1.2-litre four-cylinder by natural means aspirated counterpart. When spun speedier, this motor does get a little bit thrummy, whilst the sound is not excessively loud or coarse.

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

These utilized to driving non-turbo cars will have to have to get accustomed to this turbo petrol motor, as on-tap responses are not as sharp as a much larger by natural means aspirated motor, and smaller-ability turbo engines like this one particular have to have to be spun a little bit to establish the strengthen and deliver them into their zone. You will do perfectly by maintaining the revs higher than 1,800rpm as which is where by the turbo begins singing, and there’s a great second wind of ability the moment the tachometer needle crosses three,000rpm. In between 2,000-five,000rpm is this engine’s sweet spot, and it feels pretty gutsy and significantly far more able than the 1.2-litre petrol, specifically even though overtaking out on the highway. Though it is not as absolutely free-revving as Volkswagen’s 1.-litre TSI motor, it will spin to 6,600rpm in the first three gears, maxing out at 101kph in second gear and at 164kph in third gear, which goes to clearly show how tall-geared this version is. Flat-out, it will even go on to strike a leading velocity of 183kph.

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The Nios Turbo is the quickest mass market place hatch to 100kph.

And even though on the subject of outright performance, this is at present the fastest accelerating mass-market place hatchback on sale in India. It out-accelerates the Volkswagen Polo 1. TSI (which was the preceding fastest) to 100kph and it even reaches 160kph a whole second more rapidly. Even as a result of the gears, specifically in the fourth, from forty-100kph, the Nios is .88sec more rapidly. Even when you take into consideration smaller bursts of acceleration like 20-40kph in second gear, forty-60kph in third, or even 60-80kph in fourth, the Nios noses forward when in contrast to the Volkswagen. The Nios’ common 1.2-litre petrol version is not even in the same league in phrases of performance. To place it into standpoint, the Turbo accelerates three.46sec, .7sec and eight.59sec speedier than the by natural means aspirated petrol from -100kph, 20-80kph in third and forty-100kph in fourth, respectively.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo vs VW Polo 1. TSI vs Grand i10 Nios 1.2: Effectiveness (as analyzed)
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 five.75s
-70kph five.69s five.28s seven.20s
-80kph 6.93s 6.51s eight.79s
-90kph eight.23s seven.99s ten.78s
-100kph nine.82s nine.97s thirteen.28s
-110kph twelve.17s eleven.88s 15.89s
-120kph fourteen.46s fourteen.14s 19.06s
-130kph seventeen.12s sixteen.87s 23.31s
-140kph 20.20s 20.36s 29.60s
-150kph 23.92s 24.75s
-160kph 29.30s 30.36s
20-80kph (in 3rd gear) thirteen.30s twelve.36s fourteen.00s
forty-100kph (in 4th gear) thirteen.85s fourteen.73s 22.44s

This motor is mated to a five-velocity handbook in the Nios Turbo (as in contrast to the Venue’s 6-speeder). The gearbox is an absolute delight to use, with butter-sleek shifts and a light and positive motion. Its clutch is light too, and so is its steering, which is effortless to twirl at metropolis speeds. Out on the open road, having said that, you will be remaining seeking for a far more regular experience, and whilst the steering weighs up a little bit at speeds, it doesn’t offer you a pretty ‘connected’ experience.  And even though mechanical grip is decent – with its wheels pushed to the intense corners of the car, generating it experience rather agile – road grip from the skinny tyres, having said that, is not pretty self esteem inspiring. A set of broader tyres would enhance its cornering potential to a great extent. Like the common car, journey ease and comfort continues to be fantastic, and its brakes are pretty progressive, presenting a powerful preliminary chunk.

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five-velocity handbook is a delight to use.

Need to you obtain the Nios Turbo?

In spite of getting a spruced-up version, this car retains all the Nios’ strengths, like its refined, practical interiors, an absorbent minimal-velocity journey good quality, and its easy-to-generate nature, which will make the common car pretty interesting in the first spot. Hyundai must be lauded for getting the plunge and introducing this performance-oriented turbo version to cater to the driving fanatics – the included performance has manufactured the Nios a good deal far more able and far more effortless, specifically out on the open road. Effectiveness is so powerful that this one particular is the quickest hatchback on sale in India now. But these who enjoy to generate will be remaining seeking for a far more engaging driving experience to match the included performance, and the Rs ninety five,000-1,00,000 top quality that this turbo version instructions in excess of a similar 1.2-litre petrol variant looks a little bit too tricky to justify. Sharper driving manners and sportier looks would have manufactured the Nios Turbo a purer warm hatch and a far more compelling proposition.

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The Rs ninety five,000-1,00,000 top quality for the Turbo in excess of the common 1.2 petrol is a little bit tricky to justify.

Also go through:

Nios Turbo gas effectiveness

Polo TSI vs Nios Turbo

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